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Meir Shalev: Two She-Bears

(Fiction, 320 pp. Hebrew, 2013; English translation, 2016)

This unconventional literary thriller about two murders — one committed as an act of vengeance and the second as an act of retribution — takes place in a small agrarian village in Israel. Spanning three generations in one family’s life, this is a tale of love, betrayal, revenge, loss, brutality and salvation.

Readers Guide from Penguin Random House

Review from Kirkus Reviews

Review/interview by Maya Sela, July 5, 2013, Ha’aretz

Review by Maron L. Waxman, Jewish Book Council

Review by David Cooper, NY Journal of Books