Books by Dalya Bilu

LOVE BURNS by Edna Mazya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"The cleverness and vitality of this narrative made it a bestseller in Israel, as it should be here. Mazya describes one brilliant character as "original without being eccentric." It's praise she deserves herself. "
This darkly funny first novel by Israeli playwright Mazya combines the suspense of a murder mystery with the absurdity of a Woody Allen movie. Read full book review >
UNCLE PERETZ TAKES OFF by Yaakov Shabtai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Richly varied and moving fiction: the work of a little-known writer who deserves to be remembered."
Family obligation and religious and political allegiance: such are the dominant themes in this first English-language collection of the work of the late (1934–81) Israeli author. Read full book review >
INFILTRATION by Yehoshua Kenaz
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"An arduous read, but well worth the effort."
A prizewinning 1989 novel exhaustively explores the intersecting lives of Israeli soldiers-to-be. Read full book review >
THE BUS DRIVER WHO WANTED TO BE GOD by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"Hey, Etgar, don't give up the day job."
A bestselling Israeli author and TV comedy writer draws from previous story collections to introduce himself to an American readership Read full book review >
HOUSEBROKEN by Yael Hedaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

"Although there are sparks of genuine wit in "The Happiness Game," mostly at the expense of the parents and some of them randomly cruel, there isn't much else that's happening here."
First English-language translation for a popular Israeli columnist and journalist. Read full book review >
RETURNING LOST LOVES by Yehoshua Kenaz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Beautifully structured, and an eye-opening composite portrayal of a culture whose complexities we barely comprehend."
One thinks of Grand Hotel, or perhaps Terence Rattigan's popular play Separate Tables, while reading this entertaining Israeli novel, which joins in English translation its acclaimed author's earlier Musical Moment and The Way to the Cats. Read full book review >
LOVE LIFE by Zeruya Shalev
Released: March 1, 2000

"Oddly unpleasant and yet somehow riveting."
A strange and somewhat strained tale of an extramarital affair: poet Shalev's first fiction and a huge success in her native Israel. Read full book review >
MURDER DUET by Batya Gur
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"He isn't gaining on them."
What on earth would those hard-boiled cops in the 87th Precinct make of Jerusalem's soft-boiled Chief Supt. Read full book review >
FOUR MOTHERS by Shifra Horn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though its credibility is vitiated by more than a few too many melodramatic crises, this is a lively, reader-friendly tale effectively flavored with atmospheric detail and fascinating chunks of Israeli folklore and myth."
This fervent first novel, set in Jerusalem, traces the experiences and emotions of five generations of women "cursed" by the disappearances of their husbands after they've borne daughters. Read full book review >