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Khirbet Khizeh

by S. Yizhar, Yaacob Dweck, Nicholas de Lange & David Shulman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2014)

"Exhilarating . . . How often can you say about a harrowing, unquiet book that it makes you wrestle with your soul?" —Neel Mukherjee, The Times (London)

It's 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are...


The Hilltop: A Novel

by Assaf Gavron Scribner (October 07, 2014)

Mordantly funny and deeply moving, this award-winning novel about life in a West Bank settlement has been hailed as “brilliant” (The New York Times Book Review) and “The Great Israeli Novel [in which]...


Tel Aviv Noir

by Assaf Gavron, Etgar Keret, Matan Hermoni & Silje Bekeng et al. Akashic Books (September 15, 2014)

Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.


Asylum City

by Liad Shoham Harper (December 09, 2014)

In this edgy thriller from the #1 international bestselling author of Lineup, which was described by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder as "a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless...


Lily la Tigresse

by Alona Kimhi & Dalya Bilu Dalkey Archive Press (November 14, 2013)

The hilarious second novel from actress and bestselling novelist Alona Kimhi holds up a comically warped mirror to contemporary Israel, as well as the very notion of “chick lit.”  The hilarious second...


Housebroken

by Yael Hedaya & Dalya Bilu Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 2013)

In a striking debut, three piercing, powerful novellas that unveil the hazards of love and desire.

The men, women, and even animals in this enthralling collection live at the mercy of their hearts. Young and...


Accidents

by Yael Hedaya Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 2013)

A captivating first novel of family, sex, love, and death from an "extraordinary" writer of "remarkable emotional power"

(Maureen Howard, Los Angeles Times Book Review)

For Shira Klein, Yonatan Luria, and his...


Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas

by Yitzhak Orpaz, Richard Flint & David Zaraf Dalkey Archive Press (April 02, 2013)

This volume collects two macabre novellas by one of Israel’s greatest authors: The Death of Lysanda, which tells the story of a taxidermist heading steadily into insanity, and Ants, about an invasion of household...


A Possibility of Violence

Avraham Avraham #2

by D. A. Mishani Harper (July 01, 2014)

Haunted by the past and his own limitations, Israeli Detective Avraham Avraham must stop a criminal ruthless enough to target children in this evocative and gripping tale of mystery and psychological suspense...


The World of the End

by Ofir Touché Gafla Tom Doherty Associates (June 25, 2013)

As an epilogist, Ben Mendelssohn appreciates an unexpected ending. But when that denouement is the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Ben is incapable of coping. Marian was more than his life partner; she...


The One Facing Us

by Ronit Matalon & Marsha Weinstein Henry Holt and Co. (May 21, 2013)

A richly colored narrative of a flamboyant Jewish-Egyptian family and its dispersal across three continents, from Israel's most original new novelist.

Esther, seventeen years old, wild and rebellious, is sent...


Bliss

by Ronit Matalon & Jessica Cohen Henry Holt and Co. (May 21, 2013)

Set in Tel Aviv and Paris, a powerful story of love, friendship, regret, and war, as current as today's headlines

Ronit Matalon's fiction has been praised as "haunting," "inventive," "refreshingly daring." Now...


Lineup

by Liad Shoham Harper (September 03, 2013)

Liad Shoham, the #1 bestselling author in Israel, makes his American debut with Lineup—a superbly plotted, uncompromising crime thriller.

 

A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled....


The Missing File

Avraham Avraham #1

by D. A. Mishani Harper (March 19, 2013)

In The Missing File, Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in a fresh new literary crime series by D. A. Mishani.

Crimes in Avraham’s...


Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

by Etgar Keret, Miriam Shlesinger, Nathan Englander & Sondra Silverston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 27, 2012)

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature...


The Smile of the Lamb

by David Grossman & Betsy Rosenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 2003)

In a chorus of voices David Grossman's The Smile of the Lamb tells the story of Uri, an idealistic young Israeli soldier serving in an army unit in the small Palestinian village of Andal, in the occupied territories,...


The Zigzag Kid

by David Grossman & Betsy Rosenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 01, 2003)

David Grossman's classic novels See Under: Love and The Book of Intimate Grammar, earned him international acclaim as an author of childhood. The Zig Zag Kid is written in a more optimistic vein, and recounts...


See Under: LOVE

by David Grossman & Betsy Rosenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2002)

In this powerful novel by one of Israel's most prominent writers, Momik, the only child of Holocaust survivors, grows up in the shadow of his parents' history. Determined to exorcise the Nazi "beast" from their...


The Book of Intimate Grammar

by David Grossman & Betsy Rosenberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 04, 2002)

Leading Israeli novelist David Grossman gives us the story of the greatest and most universal tragedy, the loss of the world of childhood. At twelve, Aron Kleinfeld is the ringleader among the boys in his Jerusalem...


Someone to Run With

by David Grossman, Vered Almog & Maya Gurantz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 01, 2005)

Earnest, awkward, and painfully shy, sixteen-year-old Assaf is having the worst summer of his life. With his big sister gone to America and his best friend suddenly the most popular kid in their class, Assaf...


Be My Knife

by David Grossman, Vered Almog & Maya Gurantz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 19, 2003)

The international bestseller: a compelling love story from the leading Israeli novelist of his generation

"We could be like two people who inject themselves with truth serum, and at long last have to tell it--the...


Her Body Knows

by David Grossman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 11, 2006)

A fevered storyteller and a captive audience revisit the past together in each of David Grossman's new novellas, trying to make sense of a betrayal that neither one can put to rest.

In "Frenzy," reserved, respectable...


The Nimrod Flipout

by Etgar Keret & Institute for Translation of Hebrew Literature Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2006)

From Israel's most popular and acclaimed young writer—"Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't" (Yann Martel, author of Life...


The Girl on the Fridge

by Etgar Keret, Miriam Shlesinger & Sondra Silverston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 15, 2008)

A birthday-party magician whose hat tricks end in horror and gore; a girl parented by a major household appliance; the possessor of the lowest IQ in the Mossad—such are the denizens of Etgar Keret's dark and...


Kin

by Dror Burstein & Dalya Bilu Dalkey Archive Press (November 13, 2012)

Emil, the unwanted child of two young parents, is adopted by Yoel and Leah, a childless couple. Yet, as the years pass, it becomes clear that Emil doesn't bear much resemblance to the parents who've loved and...


Four Mothers

by Shifra Horn & Dalya Bilu St. Martin's Press (December 18, 2018)

Shifra Horn's beautifully imagined novel tells the story of five generations of women in one family against the backdrop of one hundred years in Jerusalem.

The story begins with the birth of the family's first...


Muck

by Dror Burstein & Gabriel Levin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

“Those who lament that the novel has lost its prophecy should pay heed and cover-price: Muck is the future, both of Jerusalem and of literature. God is showing some rare good taste, by choosing to speak to...


A Spy in Exile

by Jonathan de Shalit Atria/Emily Bestler Books (February 05, 2019)

“Thrilling.”—The Wall Street Journal

From the author of the internationally bestselling “supremely effective, cunningly crafted” (The Providence Journal) thriller Traitor, a cerebral and suspenseful...


Death in Shangri-La

by Yigal Zur Oceanview Publishing (August 07, 2018)

Perfect for fans of Nelson DeMille and Daniel Silva

Ex-Israeli operative turned private investigator, Dotan Naor—to settle a bet—agrees to locate the missing son of former acquaintance, now ruthless Israeli...


Unholy Land

by Lavie Tidhar Tachyon Publications (November 06, 2018)

The author of the critically acclaimed, Campbell Award-winning Central Station returns with a subversive new novel evoking The Yiddish Policemen's Union and The City and the City.

When pulp-fiction writer Lior...


Last Instructions

Agent 10483 #2

by Nir Hezroni St. Martin's Press (May 22, 2018)

The sequel to Three Envelopes, the critically-acclaimed, groundbreaking Mossad thriller by Nir Hezroni

Three Envelopes was hailed as a "superior thriller debut" with a "high level of suspense" and "a heart-stopping...


The Coincidence Makers

by Yoav Blum St. Martin's Press (March 06, 2018)

In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never look at coincidences the same way again.

What if the drink you just...


The Lost Puzzler

by Eyal Kless Harper Voyager (January 08, 2019)

A brilliantly written, page-turning, post-dystopian debut from Eyal Kless, about a society hoping to salvage the technology of a lost generation, a mysterious missing boy who can open doors no one else can,...


Three Envelopes

Agent 10483 #1

by Nir Hezroni St. Martin's Press (April 11, 2017)

A thrilling debut, Three Envelopes delves into the twisted mind of a rogue agent in the Israeli intelligence agency and his mysterious plot for revenge.

Agent 10483 carried out his missions perfectly. Too perfectly....


The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

by Sarit Yishai-Levi & Anthony Berris St. Martin's Press (April 05, 2016)

Finalist for the Book Club category of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards.

The #1 International Best Seller, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a dazzling novel of mothers and daughters, stories told and untold,...


The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

Avraham Avraham #3

by D. A. Mishani Harper Paperbacks (November 08, 2016)

Inspector Avraham Avraham is back in this sequel to the acclaimed thrillers A Possibility of Violence and The Missing File—internationally bestselling author D. A. Mishani’s The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything...


Bearing the Body

by Ehud Havazelet Picador (December 08, 2015)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

At the start of Bearing the Body, Nathan Mirsky learns that his older brother has died in San Francisco, apparently murdered after years of aimlessness. On the spur of...


The Sound of Our Steps

by Ronit Matalon & Dalya Bilu Henry Holt and Co. (August 04, 2015)

Gorgeously observed and emotionally powerful, The Sound of Our Steps is an inventive novel of immigration and exile from Ronit Matalon, a major voice in contemporary Israeli fiction

In the beginning there was...


Lies, First Person

by Gail Hareven & Dalya Bilu Open Letter (January 19, 2015)

From the Best Translated Book Award–winning author, a novel of revenge, insanity, lies, and Hitler.