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- Random House 2010; US$ 12.24
A powerful and tragicomic blend of politics and personal destiny, Black Box records in a series of letters the wrecked marriage of Ilana and Alex. Seven years of silence following their bitter divorce is broken when Ilana writes to Alex for help over their wayward and illiterate son, Boaz, and old emotional scars are reopened. By the winner... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 12.24
?On the kibbutz it?s hard to know. We?re all supposed to be friends but very few really are? Ariella, unhappy in love, confides in the woman whose husband she stole. Nahum, a devoted father, can?t find the words to challenge his daughter?s promiscuous lover. The old idealists deplore the apathy of the young, while... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994; US$ 14.99
?Astonishing . . . galvanic and intoxicating.? ? The New Yorker Fima lives in Jerusalem, but feels he ought to be somewhere else. In his life he has had secret love affairs, good ideas, and written a book of poems that aroused expectations. He has thought about the purpose of the universe and where the country lost its way. He has felt longings... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 14.99
"A profusion of delightful passages couched in unfailingly lovely language." ? New York Times Book Review 1939. As the Nazis advance into Poland, a Jewish mathematician and watchmaker named Pomeranz escapes into the wintry forest, leaving behind his beautiful, intelligent wife, Stefa. After the war, having evaded the concentration camps, they... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1992; US$ 14.95
As an Israeli secret service agent, Yoel Ravid?s ability to sense the truth made him invaluable. Now widowed and retired, he lives with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory of his wife. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Translated by Nicholas de Lange. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1985; US$ 14.99
New York Times Book Review Situated only two miles from a hostile border, Amos Oz?s fictional community of Metsudat Ram is a microcosm of the Israeli frontier kibbutz. There, held together by necessity and menace, the kibbutzniks share love and sorrow under the guns of their enemies and the eyes of history. "Immensely enjoyable." ? Chicago... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 15.99
In a gray and gloomy village, all of the animals?from dogs and cats to fish and snails?disappeared years before. No one talks about it and no one knows why, though everyone agrees that the village has been cursed. But when two children see a fish?a tiny one and just for a second?they become determined to unravel the mystery of where the animals... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993; US$ 14.95
?An exemplary instance of a writer using his craft to come to grips with what is happening politically and to illuminate certain aspects of Israeli society that have generally been concealed by polemical formulas.? ? The New York Times Notebook in hand, Amos Oz traveled throughout Israel and the West Bank in the early 1980s to talk with workers,... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993; US$ 14.99
?Oz?s strangest, riskiest, and richest novel.? ? Washington Post Book World Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country?s founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to establish an identity... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1997; US$ 14.99
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year ?A rich symphony of humanity . . . If Oz?s eye for detail is enviable, it is his magnanimity which raises him to the first rank of world authors.? ? Sunday Telegraph (UK) At Tel-Kedar, a settlement in the Negev desert, the longtime love affair between Theo, a sixty-year-old civil engineer, and Noa,... more...