A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, beginning with their patriarchs, who become irrevocably intertwined one fateful night
From the beloved author of Comeback Love and Wherever There Is Light, comes a novel about the life-changing journey of a young man who travels from New Jersey to Khrushchev's Russia and the beaches of Southern France as he finds love and discovers the long-hidden secrets about his heritage.
Inspired by true events, this best-selling Israeli novel traces a complex web of love triangles, homoerotic tensions, and family secrets across generations and borders, illuminating diverse facets of life in the Middle East.
WINNER OF THE JEWISH QUARTERLY WINGATE PRIZE10 WOMEN TO WATCH IN 2017--BookPage
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive--and to reunite--We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds
"Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely." --Glamour
"We have proverb in Florida...You know why it's good to be on beach?"
Bill smiles, but says nothing. He wants the guy to keep talking.
"Because on beach you are surrounded by idiots on only three sides."
"And on the remaining side you have what?" asks Bill.
Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children.
Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship . . .
"Nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written, Sadness Is a White Bird manages, with seeming effortlessness, to find something fresh and surprising and poignant in the classic coming-of-age, love-triangle narrative, something starker, more heartbreaking: something new." --Michael Chabon
"Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery."--New York Times Book Review
"A diverting delight."--People
" Lipman] has a way of crafting books so utterly charming that you want to set up residence inside them...On Turpentine Lane quickly becomes a friend."--Seattle Times
WINNER OF THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
"As moving as it is gripping. A winner on all fronts."--Booklist (starred review)
"Heart-pounding...This is Gross's best work yet, with his heart and soul imprinted on every page."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)