To the End of the Land

By David Grossman; Jessica Cohen (Translator)
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780307476401, 651pp.)

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

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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
 
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 powerful meditation on war and family.




About the Author
David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer whose work has been translated into 25 languages. He is the author of six internationally acclaimed novels and a number of childrena (TM)s books. Grossman has been presented with numerous awards including the Chevalier de la (TM)Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (France). He lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Jerusalem.




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