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David Grossman: To the End of the Land

(Fiction, 576 pp. Hebrew 2008; English translation, 2010)

Grossman’s epic novel follows Ora, the mother of an Israeli soldier on active duty, as she journeys away from home in order to evade delivery of the news that she fears: that her son has been killed in action. 

  • Reader’s Guide from Random House (including discussion questions)
  • Review by Jacqueline Rose, The Guardian, September 17, 2010
  • Review by Sasha Weiss, Ha’aretz, October 8, 2010
  • Profile by George Packer, New Yorker, September 27, 1010
  • Interview: Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 2011
  • “Israel National Trail from Wikipedia
  • Links to a dozen international reviews from