Eshkol Nevo: Homesick

Fiction, 374 p. Hebrew, 2004; English translation, 2010)

Narrated from multiple perspectives this novel follows a handful of neighbors in the town of Mevasseret, just outside Jerusalem, whose Arab inhabitants were displaced in 1948. Nevo masterfully explores the dualities of life in Israel, and delicately draws out the hope and love submerged in the hearts of its citizens. 

Review and interview by Bob Goldfarb, Jewish Book Council

Review by Julia Pascal, The Independent, February 21, 2008

Review by Akin Ajayi, The Forward, March 24, 2010

Review by David Cooper