NH4Israel Book Club – Valley of Strength by Shulamit Lapid

By | September 10, 2017

NH4Israel Book Club
On 11/18 at 18:30, at Etz Hayim Synagogue in Derry.
Buy the book, read it, invite your friends and come to discuss:

Valley of Strength by Shulamit Lapid, ISBN – 13 9781592642304

This scenic, moving novel, set at the end of the 19th Century, follows the life-altering trials and experiences of a pioneer woman in pre-state Israel. Fania, a 16 year old survivor of a program in the Ukraine, arrives in Israel with her uncle, her deranged brother, and her unwanted baby – a product of rape. She meets Yehiel, a 26 year old widower and father of two. Fania moves in with Yehiel and throws herself into the life of a peasant woman, trying to squeeze a living out of the stony ground despite hunger and disease. Wearing Arab robes, she breaks into the male-dominated world of commerce, politics, and even defense.

The book is available from different sources among them here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/valley-of-stre…/1014748145…

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