Books by A.B. Yehoshua

One of Israel's preeminent writers, A. B. YEHOSHUA has been awarded the Israel Prize, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the National Jewish Book Award. Born in Jerusalem, he lives in Haifa.


THE EXTRA by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Yehoshua's masterful portrayal of a female musician at a pivotal moment in her life is deep, unpredictable, and, in the end, surprisingly suspenseful."
Noga, an Israeli harpist based in the Dutch city of Arnhem, confronts hidden truths about herself during a visit to Jerusalem following the death of her loving father. Read full book review >
THE RETROSPECTIVE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2013

"Yehoshua's intelligent and refined novel recalls once again Faulkner's famous dictum that 'the past isn't dead. It isn't even past.'"
An elegant and graceful translation of Yehoshua's 2011 Hesed Sefaradi, a novel about an aging Israeli director reviewing both his films and his life. Read full book review >
FRIENDLY FIRE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The book would have been more hard-hitting if Yirmi's story had been front and center."
In this latest from Yehoshua (A Woman in Jerusalem, 2006, etc.), an Israeli family's cohesiveness is endangered when one member, distraught over his son's death from friendly fire, sheds his Jewish identity. Read full book review >
A WOMAN IN JERUSALEM by A.B. Yehoshua
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"A moving, unsentimental reckoning with death and renewal."
Israeli novelist Yehoshua (The Liberated Bride, 2003, etc.) explores our obligations to the dead in an emotionally powerful novel. Read full book review >
THE LIBERATED BRIDE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A splendidly realized search for the causes of ruptures that rend families and nations: both timely and timeless."
A multilayered story from the fine Israeli novelist (Returning Lost Loves, 2001, etc.) mixes the personal and political as a historian seeks explanations for two seemingly disconnected events: his son's divorce and an outbreak of violence in Algeria. Read full book review >
A JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"One of Yehoshua's most fully realized works: a masterpiece."
The fine Israeli writer Yehoshua (Open Heart, 1996, etc.) makes a lengthy journey into the year 999, the end of the first millennium. Read full book review >
OPEN HEART by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Still, even if not up to its predecessor, this is nonetheless the work of a superb novelist: haunting and annoying by turns, with considerable emotional payoff at the close. (Author tour)"
Israeli writer Yehoshua (the prize-winning Mr. Mani, 1992, etc.) returns to the more intimate dilemmas of his previous work. Read full book review >
MR. MANI by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, an interesting, and certainly challenging, read."
A self-consciously experimental novel from Israeli writer Yehoshua (Five Seasons, A Late Divorce, etc.) in which a family's history is told backwards in one-sided conversations. Read full book review >