Meir Shalev: A Pigeon and a Boy

(Fiction, 365 pp. Hebrew, 2006, English translation, 2007)

During Israel’s 1948 War of Independence a young homing pigeon handler, in his final moments, sends off one last pigeon, bearing an unusual gift to his girlfriend. Intertwined is the contemporary story of a middle-aged tour guide who falls in love again with his childhood sweetheart and uncovers a secret connection to the bird handler.

  • Discussion questions from publisher
  • Discussion questions (includes essay by Rachel Rubinstein) Jewish Reader, May 2008
  • ReviewKirkus
  • Review: Sarah Fay, New York Times, November 25, 2007
  • Andrea Crawford interviews Meir Shalev, Tablet, December 12, 2007
  • Essay by Nirit Anderman, August 9, 2010
  • Video: Evan Fallenberg interviews Meir Shalev on “Writing, Translating and What Lies Between” (41 min)