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Tel Aviv Noir

by Assaf Gavron, Etgar Keret, Matan Hermoni & Silje Bekeng et al.

Keret and Gavron masterfully assemble some of Israel's top contemporary writers into a compulsively readable collection.


Asylum City

by Liad Shoham

In this edgy thriller from the #1 international bestselling author of Lineup, which was described by New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder as "a marvel of tight plotting, spare prose, and relentless...


Lily la Tigresse

by Alona Kimhi & Dalya Bilu

The hilarious second novel from actress and bestselling novelist Alona Kimhi holds up a comically warped mirror to contemporary Israel, as well as the very notion of “chick lit.”  The hilarious second...


Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas

by Yitzhak Orpaz, Richard Flint & David Zaraf

This volume collects two macabre novellas by one of Israel’s greatest authors: The Death of Lysanda, which tells the story of a taxidermist heading steadily into insanity, and Ants, about an invasion of household...


A Possibility of Violence

Avraham Avraham #2

by D. A. Mishani

Haunted by the past and his own limitations, Israeli Detective Avraham Avraham must stop a criminal ruthless enough to target children in this evocative and gripping tale of mystery and psychological suspense...


Lineup

by Liad Shoham

Liad Shoham, the #1 bestselling author in Israel, makes his American debut with Lineup—a superbly plotted, uncompromising crime thriller.

 

A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled....


The Missing File

Avraham Avraham #1

by D. A. Mishani

In The Missing File, Israeli detective Avraham Avraham must find a teenage boy gone missing from the suburbs of Tel Aviv in this first volume in a fresh new literary crime series by D. A. Mishani.

Crimes in Avraham’s...


We Are All Equally Far from Love

by Adania Shibli & Paul Starkey

A new award-winning novel from the acclaimed author of Touch

A young woman, asked at work to write a letter to an older man, does as she is told. So begins an enigmatic but passionate love affair conducted entirely...


Kin

by Dror Burstein & Dalya Bilu

Emil, the unwanted child of two young parents, is adopted by Yoel and Leah, a childless couple. Yet, as the years pass, it becomes clear that Emil doesn't bear much resemblance to the parents who've loved and...


Final Stop, Algiers

by Mishka Ben-David & Ronnie Hope

By the author of Duet in Beirut and Forbidden Love in St. Petersburg, Final Stop, Algiers is former Israeli intelligence agent Mishka Ben-David's most exhilarating novel yet. When a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv...


The Quarter

by Naguib Mahfouz, Roger Allen & Elif Shafak

Meet the people of Cairo’s Gamaliya quarter. There is Nabqa, son of Adam the waterseller who can only speak truths; the beautiful and talented Tawhida who does not age with time; Ali Zaidan, the gambler, late...


The Puzzler's War

The Tarakan Chronicles #2

by Eyal Kless

The intriguing futuristic dystopian story begun with The Lost Puzzler continues in this expansive speculative science fiction adventure.

There is nothing out of the ordinary in waking up . . . unless you’re...


Death in Shangri-La

by Yigal Zur

Perfect for fans of Nelson DeMille and Daniel Silva

Ex-Israeli operative turned private investigator, Dotan Naor—to settle a bet—agrees to locate the missing son of former acquaintance, now ruthless Israeli...


Unholy Land

by Lavie Tidhar

The author of the critically acclaimed, Campbell Award-winning Central Station returns with a subversive new novel evoking The Yiddish Policemen's Union and The City and the City.

When pulp-fiction writer Lior...


To Keep the Sun Alive

by Rabeah Ghaffari

The year is 1979. The Islamic Revolution is just around the corner, as is a massive solar eclipse. In this epic novel set in the small Iranian city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, grow apples,...


I Die by This Country

by Fawzia Zouari, Skyler Artes & Susan Ireland

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a Parisian apartment. Two emaciated...


The Lost Puzzler

The Tarakan Chronicles #1

by Eyal Kless

A brilliantly written, page-turning, post-dystopian debut from Eyal Kless, about a society hoping to salvage the technology of a lost generation, a mysterious missing boy who can open doors no one else can,...


The Stone Building and Other Places

by Aslı Erdoğan & Sevinç Türkkan

Vivid stories from one of Turkey's most admired contemporary female authors, whose political ties have landed her in Turkish prison.


Moving the Palace

by Charif Majdalani & Edward Gauvin

A Lebanese adventurer explores the wilds of Africa, and enlists in the service of an eccentric English colonel in Sudan. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, he meets a compatriot who has dismantled...


The Blind Owl

by Sadegh Hedayat, D.P. Costello & Porochista Khakpour

Recognized as the outstanding Iranian writer of the twentieth century, Sadegh Hedayat is credited with having brought his country's language and literature into the mainstream of contemporary writing. The Blind...