To the End of the Land
David Grossman & Jessica Cohen
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In this stunning, bestselling novel—and an NBCC Award finalist—David Grossman tells the powerful story of a mother’s love for her son. Just before his release from service in the Israeli army, Ora’s son Ofer is sent back to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, so that no bad news can reach her, Ora sets out on an epic hike in the Galilee. She is joined by an unlikely companion—Avram, a former friend and lover with a troubled past—and as they sleep out in the hills, Ora begins to conjure her son. Ofer’s story, as told by Ora, becomes a surprising balm both for her and for Avram—and a mother’s haunting meditation on war and family.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
From Publishers Weekly
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When you know that you can lose everything
This is a very powerful book about life, parenthood, war, love and separation.
It does tell you what we, who live in a peaceful countries, can not understand : What is it to be a parent and to know that the war can take from you what you love the most. The journey across the country is a journey through life. Love and separation comes together. I read it slowly, carefully. I will now choose an other book from David Grossman.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Sep 21, 2010
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 672 Pages
- Language: English