By Meir Shalev

From the across the world acclaimed Israeli author Meir Shalev comes a spell binding novel of 2 love tales, separated by means of part a century yet hooked up by way of one captivating act of devotion.

During the 1948 battle of Independence--a time while pigeons are nonetheless used to convey battlefield messages--a proficient younger pigeon handler is mortally wounded. within the moments sooner than his demise, he dispatches one final pigeon. The fowl is sporting his outstanding reward to the woman he has enjoyed on the grounds that early life. Intertwined with this tale is the modern story of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his personal legacy from the 1948 warfare. Yair is a journey consultant focusing on bird-watching journeys who, in center age, falls in love back with a youth female friend. His turning out to be ardour for her, besides a present from his mom on her deathbed, turns into the most important to a lifestyles he concept not attainable.

Unforgettable in either its details and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a story of enthusiasts then and now--of how deeply we like, of what house is, and why we, like pigeons informed to fly in a single course purely, needs to finally go back to it. In a voice that's instantly playful, clever, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a narrative as common as battle and as intimate as a winged statement of affection.

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Reuven asked. " "Who cares? Tell us already," Jake cried. "The goyische Bible," Reuven announced proudly. "Who knows where the goyim come up with all these other books we never heard of. ' Ha. " "It's Jericho's Bible," Jake said quietly, and Kitty shot him a disapproving look. Page 30 Jake had been waiting for a chance to go back and hear Jericho's preacher-voice floating in the air like smoke, so thick you could reach out and grab a handful of it. Then, finally, with everyone busy at their jobs, Jake was free from watchful eyes.

He wore his hat with the visor turned backwards, and he squinted through thick, wire-rimmed specs. His mouth was twisted. Jake guessed he had it pulled tight so he wouldn't say something he'd be sorry for later. Jake practiced that very trick sometimes, but it didn't usually work. Things blurted out of him all the time. It didn't work for Lank Beamus, either. The man took off his hat and stared into it as he said, "You got to give my boy a pass, Miss Leybe. " That made Jake wonder if God had actually spoken to Jericho.

Kitty sighed as she rocked the babies. The rebbitzen had put her in charge of Hannah and Judith and had relieved her of a lot of other responsibilities. Just bathing them took an hour, and feeding them from those tiny bottles still another hour. Now, when they smelled sweet and had full bellies, she held them and felt a twinge in her own belly, as though they'd come from her body. "Hadn't ought to live like that. " Lank drove a nail into the molding with two firm whacks that startled the babies, and when one cried, the other cried.

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