Books set in Israel (32)


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A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman EN

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Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
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"A stand-up comedian recalls some of his darkest moments and traumatic memories from childhood on stage in front of a live audience."--

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A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Discover Amos Oz’s most iconic work in this extraordinary memoir that is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation *OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE* ‘A hero of mine, a moral as well as literary giant’ Simon Schama Amos Oz's remarkable, moving story takes us on a seductive journey through his childhood and adolescence, along Jerusalem's war-torn streets in the 1940s and '50s and into a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. Caught between them is one small boy with the weigh... continue


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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals, and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets -- a battle for revenge and redemp... continue


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El Evangelio según Jesucristo by José Saramago ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Portugal flag Portugal
Description:
José, en lugar de ser carpintero sin ningún tipo de inquietud es recreado por el autor como un personaje complejo y fascinante, atormentado por la culpa y el arrepentimiento por haber preferido salvar a su hijo antes que alertar a la población sobre las intenciones de Herodes. El evangelio según Jesucristo, que tanto sorprendió al mundo católico, presenta una visión mundana de los hechos relativos al Nazareno: las circunstancias de su nacimiento, los primeros interrogatorios a su madre, los encuentros con ángeles y demonios, el descubrimiento del amor junto a María Magdalena, los diálogos exis... continue

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El señor Mani by A. B. Yehoshua ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Mani es una saga familiar profundamente conmovedora que abarca seis generaciones, que se extiende desde la Grecia y Polonia del siglo XIX hasta la Palestina ocupada por los británicos, la Creta ocupada por los alemanes y, en última instancia, hasta el Israel moderno. La narración retrocede en el tiempo y se cuenta en cinco conversaciones sobre la extrañamente destinada familia Mani. El clímax tiene lugar en Atenas en 1848, con la abrumadora historia de Avraham Mani sobre la muerte de su pequeño hijo, Yosef, en Jerusalén. Se trata de una novela p... continue

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Entre amigos by Amos Oz ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Amos Oz (Israel, 1939) es el autor de este libro de ocho cuentos, ambientados en un kibutz imaginario, en el que el protagonista de uno aparece como personaje en otros. Muy buena descripción de la vida en los kibutz, y una excelente visión del alma humana.

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Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan EN

Rating: 3.5 (3 votes)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
Set in modern-day Tel Aviv, a young man, Koby Franco, receives an urgent phone call from a female soldier. Learning that his estranged father may have been a victim of a suicide bombing in Hadera, Koby reluctantly joins the soldier in searching for clues. His death would certainly explain his empty apartment and disconnected phone line. As Koby tries to unravel the mystery of his father's death, he finds himself piecing together not only the last few months of his father's life but his entire identity. With thin, precise lines and luscious watercolors, Rutu Modan creates a portrait of modern I... continue

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Fima by Amos Oz ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
With rare wit, intimate knowledge of the human heart, and his usual storytelling mastery, one of Israel's most highly acclaimed writers and the author of A Perfect Peace portrays a man--and a generation--that dreams noble dreams but does nothing. The New York Times hailed Fima as nothing less than "(an) astonishing novel". A Notable Book of the Year.