Books by David Grossman

David Grossman is the author of six novels and two works of journalism. He lives in Jerusalem.


FALLING OUT OF TIME by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Rich, lyrical, philosophically dense—not an easy work to take in but one that repays every effort."
A genre-crossing, pensive, peripatetic novel by Israeli author Grossman (To the End of the Land, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
TO THE END OF THE LAND by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A classic, full of sharp descriptions of life in Palestine and Israel today, urgent in its insistence that peace can come through sharing stories and the time required to tell them."
A provocative antiwar novel by one of Israel's best-known writers (See Under: Love, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >
WRITING IN THE DARK by David Grossman
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Affecting essays that emphasize our common humanity."
Israeli novelist Grossman (Her Body Knows, 2005, etc.) muses about authors who have influenced him and about the difficulties of living and writing in one of the world's most dangerous places. Read full book review >
HER BODY KNOWS by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Lackluster studies with little narrative payoff."
Two novellas about erotic obsession, by Israeli author Grossman (Someone to Run With, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
DUEL by David Grossman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

A 12-year-old helps a septuagenarian friend weather a potentially deadly misunderstanding in this brief, reflective import, winner of a British prize for translated works. Read full book review >

SOMEONE TO RUN WITH by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Grossman's most entertaining book yet."
An agreeably melodramatic sixth novel from the prizewinning author (Be My Knife, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE by David Grossman
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Chillingly, sometimes agonizingly, eloquent on hope's fading light."
Can Israel and Palestine ever make peace? Israeli novelist Grossman (Be My Knife, 2002, etc.) addresses this question from the perspective of a Jerusalem journalist who is also a husband, father, and peace activist bitterly frustrated by the leaders of both sides. Read full book review >
BE MY KNIFE by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Overattenuated and underimagined. The author of See Under: Love (1989) can do better than this."
An "affair" conducted through the correspondence between two unhappily married would-be lovers is the subject of this brooding fifth novel from the accomplished Israeli author. Read full book review >
THE ZIGZAG KID by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

Something new from the acclaimed Israeli author of, most recently, The Book of Intimate Grammar (1994): an Alice-in- Wonderlandlike adventure tale expressing a 13-year-old boy's family confusions, fears, and fantasies. The story begins as motherless Amnon ``Nonny'' Feuerberg sits aboard a train that will take him from his home in Jerusalem to Haifa for an extended visit with his uncle, a ``distinguished educator'' and author. Read full book review >

THE BOOK OF INTIMATE GRAMMAR by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

Leitmotifs rather than scenes rule in a new novel of Israeli life by the author of The Smile of the Lamb (1991), etc. Aron Kleinfeld, 12, lives with his mother, father, and older sister in Jerusalem in the months leading toward the Six-Day War. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >