Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the state of Israel, The Blue Mountain describes a community of eastern European immigrants as they pioneer life in a new land. Narrated by Baruch, a grandson of one of the founding fathers of the village, the novel offers not only a fascinating account of the hardships experienced by the Jewish pioneers but it is also extremely funny and imaginative.
Shalev transcends time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance while never failing to entertain and engage the reader.
The Blue Mountain has been published in over a dozen languages and to outstanding acclaim all over the world. It is a superb and delightful novel that makes clear why Meir Shalev is widely regarded as one of Israel’s most important contemporary writers.
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