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This sounds marvelous. I look forward to hearing your thoughts later on. I've read very little (maybe none) Israeli fiction and would be interested to find something to get me started.


"Gloriously average"; I like the sound of Yaacov, too. Hope the rest of the book is as good. It's definitely piqued my interest. Happy Reading!


Hooray for the gloriously average! Finally a book about the majority of us :)


I had not read any (or practically none) Isreali lit before I was lucky enough to take two classes. If you want a place to start I very highly recommend Amos Oz! He is one of the best known and much respected contemporary Israeli authors--he has lots of books to choose from, too. A memoir he wrote, A Tale of Love and Darkness, has just been made into a movie by Natalie Portman. You might also try My Michael, a novel, and much shorter. There are lots of great books out there that really need a much wider audience!


I have a feeling it is going to be a very good read--sort of quirky, but I like it so far. A little bit absurd, but absurd in a good way! :)


I know--I like Yaacov--so nice to be able to admire a character who is average, but hopefully will have a very happy ending! I will find out and report back! ;)


Thanks for the recommendations! I'll jot those down and see what I can find.


I hope you enjoy the books! Amos Oz should be pretty easy to find--I would love to read the whole memoir--A Tale of Love and Darkness--for my class we only read excerpts as it is a pretty long book, but I was impressed by what I read!

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