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Between Friends
By Amos Oz and Sondra Silverston (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date July 8, 2014
Pages 179
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544227743
ISBN-10 0544227743
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Winner, National Jewish Book Award

“[A] gorgeous, rueful collection . . . that lays bare the deepest human longings.” — Chicago Tribune

In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century. A devoted father who fails to challenge his daughter’s lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing perversely poignant letters to her husband’s mistress. Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea, and of a charged and fascinating epoch. Amos Oz at home. And at his best.

“Lucid and heartbreaking.” — Guardian (UK)

“All Israeli life is here, rendered in loving detail.” — Mail on Sunday (UK)

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from Houghton Mifflin (September 24, 2013)
9780547985589 | details & prices | 179 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.00
About: “Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver.
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (July 8, 2014)
9780544227743 | details & prices | 179 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Winner, National Jewish Book Award“[A] gorgeous, rueful collection .

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