A Table for One: Under the Light of Jerusalem
'A Table for One' throws light on an unknown side of Aharon Appelfeld, the internationally acclaimed author of more than 30 works of fiction and non-fiction. It reveals the centrality of Jerusalem, in particular the cafe culture, to his life.
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