The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.85 inches | 1.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250846822

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About the Author
Sarit Yishai-Levi is a renowned Israeli journalist, notable for being the first Israeli to interview Yasser Arafat. She is the author of four non-fiction books and her debut novel, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, was a #1 bestseller and won the Publishers Association's Gold and Platinum Prizes and the Steimatzky Prize for bestselling book of the year in Israel. She lives in Tel Aviv.
Reviews
Full of fascinating characters and spanning four generations of Israeli women. As their country struggles through its birth pangs, they struggle through wars, economic and social upheavals, and many losses - both physical and emotional. Compelling and satisfying--B.A. Shapiro
Paints a vivid picture of the traditions, folklore and language of Jerusalem's very significant Sephardic community--Jewish Weekly
Fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez will find much to love in The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem. The narrative is lush and rife with scandalous secrets of a passionately opinionated family' Jewish Journal 'I'm not aware of another work of fiction that paints such a vivid picture of the traditions, folklore and language of Jerusalem's very significant Sephardic community ... The novel also offers a compelling history of Jerusalem in the 20th century as experienced by the people most affected by its twists and turns' Jewish Weekly 'The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a wonderful read - Full of fascinating characters and spanning four generations of Israeli women. As their country struggles through its birth pangs, they struggle through wars, economic and social upheavals, and many losses - both physical and emotional. Compelling and satisfying' B.A. Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist and The Art Forger 'Passion and the grand sweep of history permeate this dazzling, you-cannot-put-it-down novel about four generations of astonishing women - and the men in their family who just might be cursed by love. So rich and vibrant that every page seems to virtually breathe' Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You 'A breathtaking saga, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem will haunt and uplift you all at once, staying in your heart long after you've turned the last page' Nicole Dweck, bestselling author of The Debt of Tamar 'Yishai-Levi has captured both the unbroken thread running through generations of a Sephardi family and the intricacies of everyday life unspooling against the backdrop of Jerusalem. As sensuously infused with sights, sounds and smells as a Jerusalem market, and as finely detailed and colourful as a Levantine tapestry, The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is a thrilling exploration of a daughter coming to terms with a mother' Talia Carner, author of Hotel Moscow and Jerusalem Maiden