Books by David Grossman

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


THE HUG by David Grossman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 3, 2014

"A valuable reminder that individuality, while often celebrated, can be confusing to comprehend and even scarier to preserve—for all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this gentle Israeli import, a little boy worries that because there is no one else exactly like him, he will be lonely. Read full book review >
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

"Set in Jerusalem in the mid-1960s, this doesn't have the broad—or, for that matter, child—appeal of Daniella Carmi's Samir and Yonatan (2000), but it's refreshing to have a tale in which the city's people loom larger than its issues. (Fiction. 11-13)"
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

"By the time we understand the motives behind Nonny's wild inventions, we've stopped caring about him. (First printing of 75,000; author tour)"
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. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF INTIMATE GRAMMAR by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Earnest, but largely a portentous, formless slog."
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

"An important and convincing human document, essential reading for those concerned with establishing a just and workable solution to a decades-old conflict."
Powerful and persuasive reporting by the author of The Yellow Wind (1988). Read full book review >