Final Stop, Algiers by Mishka Ben-David
Terrorism disrupts Mickey Simhoni’s life and he allows himself to be recruited into the Mossad, slowly learning the art of spycraft. When his cover story takes him to Toronto a chance encounter with an earlier flame soon finds him torn between duty and love.
This is a rare thriller with an inner understanding of an organization like the Mossad, and of the conflicts its operatives face – in short, a satisfying read.
by A.B. Yehoshua
'Yehoshua's masterful portrayal of a female musician at a pivotal moment in her life is deep, unpredictable, and, in the end, surprisingly suspenseful.'
Kirkus (starred review)
The House of Twenty Thousand Books
by Sasha Abramsky
'... a grandson's elegy for the vanished world of his grandparents’ house in London and the exuberant, passionate jostling of two traditions ¬– Jewish and Marxist – that intertwined in his growing up.'