The Woman Beyond the Sea

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5.35 X 8.19 X 1.18 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
SARIT YISHAI-LEVI is a journalist and author of several nonfiction books. 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 when it was published in Israel. She lives in Tel Aviv.

Gilah Kahn-Hoffmann moved from Montreal to Jerusalem after studying theater, literature, and communications at McGill University. Starting out as a freelance journalist, translator, writer, and editor, she became a feature writer at the Jerusalem Post and, subsequently, editor of the paper's youth magazines. Later, during a stint as a writer at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, she discovered how fulfilling it is to work for the benefit of others and moved to NGO work in East Jerusalem and the developing world. In recent years, she's come full circle to her first loves and spends her best hours immersed in literary translation.


"[Sarit] Yishai-Levi delivers a multilayered narrative of multiple generations suffering from loss and family destruction against the backdrops of pre-World War II Macedonia, British-managed Israel, and Yom Kippur War-era Tel Aviv....[Her] characters demand empathy as well as attention from readers." --Kirkus Reviews

"The measured pacing allows readers to take in the rich historic detail--Paris's Latin Quarter, Tel Aviv after the Yom Kippur War, pre-World War II Yugoslavia, and Jerusalem under the British Mandate--as the family members struggle with loss and abandonment. Thanks to the memorable characters and solid plot, this has much to offer." --Publishers Weekly

"This story is beautifully written...The difficult birth of a nation is reflected in and indelibly marked upon the lives of Eliya and Lily, and all are stronger for the disasters they have survived." --Booklist