These “Waiting on Wednesday” posts are a little odd to me. I’m more the type to browse the bookstore or amazon and find books randomly, or find one author I like and read everything by him or her, or to take recommendations from people I know. However, Kim suggested we do some Waiting on Wednesday posts to talk about books coming out soon, so I figured I’d give it a try!
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted here at Breaking the Spine.
The upcoming title by Amos Oz, Scenes From Village Life, looked super interesting to me. I have always had an odd attraction to jewish culture (though I am not jewish), and love reading books by jewish authors. I have requested a galley for this book, and hopefully I’ll be able to read and review it here before it comes out. If not, I’ll get it when it’s released, and then review it here =]
Here’s the review from Amazon:
Amos Oz’s novel-in-stories is a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.Scenes from Village Lifeis a parable for Israel, and for all of us. In the village of Tel Ilan, something is off kilter. An elderly man complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging under his house at night. Could it be his tenant, a young Arab? But then the tenant hears the mysterious digging sounds too. The mayor receives a note from his wife: “Don’t worry about me.” He looks all over, no sign of her. The veneer of new wealth around the village—gourmet restaurants and art galleries, a winery—cannot conceal abandoned outbuildings, disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped.
Amos Oz’s novel-in-stories is a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.Scenes from Village Lifeis a parable for Israel, and for all of us.