Blue Mountainby Meir Shalev
Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the state of Israel, this imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian immigrants as they succeed in pioneering a new life in a new land over three generations. The Blue Mountain transcends its time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance, while never failing to entertain and engage the reader.
"A vast, and vastly funny, epica deeply felt and moving expression of complex emotions." Oscar Hijuelos, author, The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
"Passionate, ribald and tender . . . Shalev's colorful, feisty characters and vibrant prose animate this indelible depiction of the birth of a nation." Publishers Weekly
"Evocative, even lyrical, with the underlying magic realism adding to the mythic stature of the villagers and their accomplishments." Kirkus Reviews
"A demanding but often gripping look at what it costs to make dreams a reality." Library Journal
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Meet the Author
Meir Shalev is a television host, a journalist, and one of Israel's most celebrated novelists. His other books include Four Meals and A Pigeon and a Boy, for which he won the Brenner Prize, Israel's highest literary recognition.
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