Waking Lions


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, 2014

Winner of the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize for 2017, Gundar-Goshen’s novel is a combination psychological thriller, crime novel, and morality play.  It revolves around Dr. Eitan Green, a respected neurosurgeon who has been exiled to the remote southern town of Beersheva.   Due to a road accident, he is blackmailed into establishing an underground clinic to treat undocumented African immigrants, keeping the information from his police detective wife.  To be adapted into a television series by NBC.

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The Pearl that Broke It's Shell

Nadia Hashimi, 2014

This book looks at the unspoken lives of two Afghani women, separated my generations.  Based on historical figures and contemporary figures,  it  incorporates stories of survival with tales of motherhood and inner strength.  

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A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman, 2014

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.  This debut novel from Swedish journalist , Fredrik  Backman,  serves up laughs to accompany a thoughtful reflection on loss and love.

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