Books by Jessica Cohen

EDEN by Yael Hedaya
Kirkus Star
by Yael Hedaya, translated by Jessica Cohen
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A graceful exploration of loneliness, 'their true covenant,' and the worm that gnaws at the heart of all things."
Call it Peyton Place with Uzis: Israeli novelist Hedaya finds the worm in an exceedingly shiny apple. Read full book review >
TO THE END OF THE LAND by David Grossman
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
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 >
OUR HOLOCAUST by Amir Gutfreund
Released: March 1, 2006

"A moving and informative exploration of the thoughts and experiences of a young person surrounded by survivors."
One man's lifelong struggle to live with the Holocaust, after the Holocaust. Read full book review >
ACCIDENTS by Yael Hedaya
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A superficial, verbose account of a problematic relationship."
Two writers cautiously inch toward love in this Israeli university teacher's sluggish first novel, following the collection Housebroken (2001). Read full book review >
HER BODY KNOWS by David Grossman
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 >
BLISS by Ronit Matalon
Released: Aug. 12, 2003

"Imperfect and mis-titled yet incisive, Bliss provides a colloquial glimpse at the Israeli social fabric."
A circuitous second novel by Israeli author Matalon (The One Facing Us, 1998), told in flashbacks, follows a soured friendship between two Tel Aviv women during the years of intifada. Read full book review >