The good thing about moving bloghomes is the stuff you find in the attic that you had quite forgotten about and which then deserves another airing.I'm shamelessly repeating this post.
The online CanLit reading list are introducing me to some new and exciting Canadian writers to supplement my diet of Margarets Atwood & Laurence, Carol Shields,Miriam Toews, Jane Urquhart and so many more.I recently finished a treasure of a book A Wall of Light by Edeet Ravel.
Ravel is a young Jewish-Canadian writer who also has a website and an excellent interface with her readers; she kindly answered several of my questions about this book.
Following the lives of a three-generation family living in Tel Aviv this book just flowed seamlessly through three different narratives and from past to present effortlessly keeping me in the loop. My holocaust reading last year didn't extend to present day Israel and Ravel offers a realistic and living portrayal of that world filling in plenty of gaps in my knowledge.
I also warm to a book that uses difficult life experiences positively and not as an excuse to enrol the main character into angst-ridden therapy for the whole novel. Sonia, a Professor of Maths at the university has had her share and deals with it all in her own way, she is a completely life affirming character.
As usual I've got it wrong and read the last in a trilogy first, but I am assured the other two can be read out of sequence and lose nothing so I shall be looking out for Ten Thousand Lovers and Look For Me.