All the Rivers

Random. 2017. 288p. tr. from Hebrew by Jessica Cohen. ISBN 9780375508295. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781588361868. F
This beautifully written and complex novel about a love affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man who meet in New York City in 2003 won the Bernstein Prize, but Israel's Education Ministry attempted to ban the book, fearful that it would encourage intermarriage. In what later became a best seller, Rabinyan shows how two young people find happiness despite holding vastly different political and religious beliefs.SEE ALSO: Rabinyan's Strand of a Thousand Pearls (2002), Persian Brides (1998)

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