Books by Sondra Silverston

SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"More like bits and sketches than stories, from a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound."
Stories about storytelling from a young Israeli author. Read full book review >
THE GIRL ON THE FRIDGE by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2008

"Stein's dilemma is emblematic of Keret's method: The stories read like fragments of reality—personal, political and even metaphysical. It's hard to know how to piece them together."
Forty-six stories in a range of tones and styles, from slapstick to surrealism. Read full book review >
THE BOY FROM SEVILLE by Dorit Orgad
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will feel the injustice of Manuel's and the other Jews' plight, but characterization isn't skillfully handled—some actors in the drama seem mere types—and dialogue and Manuel's first-person narration are clipped and often seem unrealistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It is 17th-century Spain, the time of the Inquisition, and 11-year-old Manuel Nuñez has just learned a shocking secret from his parents: They are Jews. Read full book review >
THE NIMROD FLIPOUT by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A funny and keen chronicler of human foibles, perfecting his craft."
A kaleidoscopic assortment of exact, affecting and richly comic stories from the bestselling Israeli author (The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
MANDRAKES FROM THE HOLY LAND by Aharon Megged
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"At times as cruelly beautiful as Paul Bowles's godless prose, this Sphinx-like novel offers a striking portrait of the Middle East—past, present and, perhaps, future."
A young woman of means travels alone from England to Palestine circa 1906 to study flowers referenced in the Bible. Read full book review >