A Tale of Love and Darkness

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Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardInternational Bestseller "[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — The New YorkerA family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation."One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." — New Republic
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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Nov 1, 2005
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Pages
544
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ISBN
9780547545523
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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