Book Review: Asylum City by Liad Shoham
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / February 3, 2015

The author casts a wide net across Israeli society when it comes to solving the murder Anat is working on. Anat is a strong protagonist who loves her job and has to deal with rampant sexism of her co-workers and her superiors who have half her intelligence.

Guest Post: The Inspiration Behnid My Novel Lineup By Liad Shoham
Guest Posts , Latest Posts / October 7, 2013

My family members heard the story and were amazed. “You have to write about it,” my mother determined. I had my doubts. This is the problem with true stories: they aren’t credible. Readers would consider the story absurd if they read it in a novel. “Give me a different story,” I asked my sister. “That’s all I’ve got,” she said, and took a bite of chicken.

Book Review: Lineup by Liad Shoham
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / September 24, 2013

Lineup by Liad Shoham is the American debut of the Israeli author. A quiet Tel-Aviv street is rocked by a brutal rape which leaves the police baffled since no eyewitnesses, clues or suspects exist. The victim’s father refuses to admit defeat and starts his own investigation when he notices a man acting strangely in the vicinity of his daughter’s apartment.

Thoughts on: The Attack by Yasmina Khadra
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / October 23, 2011

Dr. Amin Jafaari is a well-respected Arab who is an Israeli citizen and successful surgeon in a Tel Aviv hospital. One day a massive suicide attack happens close by which mobilizes the whole hospital. After getting home from a very long shift, Dr. Jafaari is woken up asking to come identify his wife’s body who has been killed in the attack

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