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WITH NO DEPTH IT LOST ITS no depth it lost its and piuancy Alas Although a lot of things happen in this book it elt like a list of Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China family events than aluid novel The chapters move alternately between Rina as a stubborn young girl and Rina as a stubborn some might say selfish adult The bones of a good story are there but I just never My Wife's Affair felt emotionally drawn to the characters Perhaps it lost something in the translation The cover of the review copy states that it is an International Bestseller so other readers may have a different reaction I always read books about Jews and thought it would be interesting to read about Jews immigrating to Israel Unfortunately I was never able toind a connection with the main character I Chicken, Chicken, Duck! found her to be self absorbed and selfish More s the pity that this is meant to be partly autobiographical The book was translatedrom the Hebrew maybe it lost something in translation But somehow I doubt is. S of Shiraz Amos Oz My Michael A of Love and Darkness and AB Yehoshua Mr Mani you’ll ind much To Love In Rina love in beautiful and bittersweet Every House Needs a Balco. ,
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BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT THIS ISpast and present this is story of Rina Frank a daughter of Romanian immigrants who grew the story of Rina Frank a daughter of Romanian immigrants who grew in Haifa Israel in a small cramped apartment with a narrow balcony rom which their entertainment played out around and below them in real life These are the days of their livesOr at least glimpses of them as Rina remembers the people places and events that coloured her past and influenced her War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today future A journey of self discovery Every House needs a Balcony is a bitter sweet look at the meaning of home andamily This is a recent translation of a top selling book by an Israeli author I ve always struggled with processing my reaction to translations A good translator maintains the spirit of not only the plot but also the language That said it can never be A Boy in Winter flawless and without the translator s imprint The plot is the life story of an Israeli woman She grows up in poverty the daughter of immigrants Theamily Mom Dad narrator sister shares a single room and the young narrator spends a lot of time observing her own Frost at Midnight family as well as her neighbors When An international bestseller and publishing phenomenon Every House Needs a Balcony dubbed the “Israeli Kite Runner” by The Bookseller is the story of oneamily one home and th.