To the End of the Land

Motherhood and war, life and death. David Grossman’s celebrated novel — newly available in paperback — employs the landscape and culture of modern Israel, charged with both maternal and destructive impulses, to embody the tensions between one soldier’s fearful mother and a hermit-like damaged veteran, her ex-lover. The result takes readers on a moving emotional journey, in which new thinking about these subjects bursts into bloom.