The fairest among women

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Piatkus, 2001 - Fiction - 356 pages
Praise for Shifra Horn: 'poignant, earthy and engaging' Daily Telegraph 'a wonderfully lush novel reminiscent of Isabel Allende...compulsively readable' Jewish Chronicle 'You will find yourself unable to put the book down' London Jewish News 'Spanning the generations Shifra Horn spins a magic web' Jewish Telegraph 'A rich and magical tale' The Bookseller 'Delightful; a hypnotic piece of storytelling' Good Book Guide 'A novel filled with magic and rich imagery' OK Magazine

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Birth, death, three husbands, eight children, and a few grumpy ghosts are just some of the details in the grand life of Rosa, courtesy of Israeli novelist Horn (Four Mothers, 1999, etc.).Rosa is born ... Read full review

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Best-selling Israeli author Horn's second novel (after Four Mothers) chronicles the life of Rosa, called by some "the most beautiful woman in Jerusalem" despite her large size. Born in the 1940s ... Read full review


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