Book List:22 titles
  • Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abarba...


  • 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 pe...


  • Amos Oz's first book -- beautifully repackaged -- is a disturbing and moving collection of short stories about kibbutz life. Each of the eight stories in this volume grips the reader from the first line. Each conveys the tension and intensity of ...


  • A portrait of a fictional village, by one of the world's most admired writers In the village of Tel Ilan, something is off kilter. An elderly man complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging under his house at night. Could it be his ...


  • In a gray and gloomy village, all of the animals -- from dogs and cats to fish and snails -- disappeared years before. No one talks about it and no one knows why, though everyone agrees that the village has been cursed. But when two children see a fi...


  • The Reader draws on Oz’s entire body of work, loosely grouped into four themes: the kibbutz, the city of Jerusalem, the idea of a "promised land," and his own life story. Included are excerpts from his celebrated novels, among them Where the Jackal...


  • In this deft, masterly book, Amos Oz turns his attention away from his family—the subject of the internationally acclaimed A Tale of Love and Darkness—and toward his profession, writing. The plot: eight hours in the life of an author. The setting...


  • Unto Death comprises two novellas by one of Isreal's most gifted writers. In Crusade and Late Love Oz explores the atmosphere of hatred in which Jews live, die, or degenerate into insanity. In Crusade a band of Crusaders journey towards Jerusalem, at...


  • Nadia is dead. Her widower, Albert, comforted by his old friend Bettine, is trying to put his life back together. His son, Enrico, has gone to find himself in Tibet. Enrico's girlfriend, Dita, is being friendly and daughterly to Albert- but his respo...






  • Set in the summer of 1947, this is a rites-of-passage novel about a lonely boy growing up in Jerusalem in the last years of British rule. From underground resistance he is drawn into friendship with the enemy, in the form of a British soldier to whom...




  • Fima’s life in Jerusalem always manages to become enmeshed in the mundane. With wit and storytelling mastery, Oz portrays a man - and a generation - that has dreams but does nothing. Named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Translated by Ni...


  • In the winter of 1985 Yonaton Lifshitz decides to leave the kibbutz where he was born, and his sterile marriage, to start a new life. But the arrival of Azariah Gitlin brings about a painful reconciliation of their different destinies in a society st...


  • A New York Times Notable Book of the Year“[To Know a Woman has] the powerful undertow of myth . . . A rich and affecting novel.” — New York TimesFollowing the accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the ...


  • As the Germans advance into Poland in 1939, Elisha Pomeranz, a Jewish mathematician and watchmaker, escapes into the wintry forest, leaving behind his beautiful, intelligent wife, Stefa. After the war, having evaded the concentration camps, they begi...


  • Set in Jerusalem at the time of the Suez crisis, this is a study of a woman's retreat from an unhappy marriage into a private world of fantasy and repressed desires. Her subsequent mental breakdown is mirrored in the local scenes of disruption and vi...



  • A generous imagination at work. [Oz's] language, for all of its sensuous imagery, has a careful and wise simplicity." New York Times Book Review Situated only two miles from a hostile border, Amos Oz's fictional community of Metsudat Ram is a mic...


  • Three stories of sensuous prose and indelible imagery that re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate ( The New York Times ). Refugees drawn to Jerusalem in search of safety are confronted by activists relentless...


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    Amos Oz's first book: a disturbing and beautiful collection of short stories about kibbutz life. Written in the '60s, these eight stories convey the tension and intensity of feeling in the founding period of Israel, a brand-new state with an age-old ...


  • “Brilliant and insistent . . . The prose is sharp as a cameo, simple yet compelling, smoky, precise, lustrous, eerie.” — Boston Sunday GlobeHere Amos Oz captures the atmosphere of hatred in which Jews have lived, died, and struggled for underst...