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E surprising arc of one woman’s life from the poverty of her youth to the glowing love and painful losses of her adult years If you enjoy the novels of Dalia Sofer The September. Just couldn t read past the first 50 promising pages where the closeness of lives on a crowded street on Israel lives lived in view and hearing of the neighbors was intriguing and warm and fascinating After the story got mired in details of people who seemed unrelated and with no depth it lost its originality and piuancy Alas

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S of Shiraz Amos Oz My Michael A Tale of Love and Darkness and AB Yehoshua Mr Mani you’ll find much to love in Rina Frank’s beautiful and bittersweet Every House Needs a Balco. Although a lot of things happen in this book it felt like a list of family events than a fluid novel The chapters move alternately between Rina as a stubborn young girl and Rina as a stubborn some might say selfish adult The bones of a good story are there but I just never felt emotionally drawn to the characters Perhaps it lost something in the translation The cover of the review copy states that it is an International Bestseller so other readers may have a different reaction

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An international bestseller and publishing phenomenon Every House Needs a Balcony dubbed the “Israeli Kite Runner” by The Bookseller is the story of one family one home and th. This is a recent translation of a top selling book by an Israeli author I ve always struggled with processing my reaction to translations A good translator maintains the spirit of not only the plot but also the language That said it can never be flawless and without the translator s imprint The plot is the life story of an Israeli woman She grows up in poverty the daughter of immigrants The family Mom Dad narrator sister shares a single room and the young narrator spends a lot of time observing her own family as well as her neighbors When she is older she meets a wealthy man and briefly relocates to Barcelona before returning to her native land to have a childI expected to really enjoy this novel The plot sounds up my alley and it is a character driven story However it really lost me in the telling hence the authortranslator ponderings The chapters alternate between first person accounts of the narrator s childhood and third person accounts of her adult life While that kept the timelines distinct it was jarring hopefully the editors will catch the few errors in the voice that are in the proof version Neither voice captivated me I like flawed characters so don t need a perfect heroine but I never felt connected to the main character I don t like not liking books I did a few internet searches and did find a reviewer with similar sentimentsthat made me feel better Fine story but lost in the tellingwhether that is the author or the translator is something I can t judgeThis reviews is based on a proof version provided to me by HarperCollins


10 thoughts on “כל בית צריך מרפסת

  1. says:

    Told through a series of anecdotes that float between past and present this is the story of Rina Frank a daughter of Romanian immigrants who grew up in Haifa Israel in a small cramped apartment with a narrow balcony from which their

  2. says:

    I think this is the second book that I actually read in Hebrew and finished it Honestly this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever readIt is true that there is a lot of books that I enjoy reading them and I recommend but for me to call a book beautiful it is a whole different thing from being called a good and enjoyableThe feelings and the place the story takes place in are the main key in making this book such oneThe story I wo

  3. says:

    This is a recent translation of a top selling book by an Israeli author I've always struggled with processing my reaction to transla

  4. says:

    Had this book not been set in Israel I would have only given it two stars because my affinity for the country automatically makes me inclined to seek out Israeli literature and films Still I have not yet been to Haifa where this book is set although Every House Needs a Balcony with its story of a girl growing up in heartbr

  5. says:

    Just couldn't read past the first 50 promising pages where the closeness of lives on a crowded street on Israel lives lived in view

  6. says:

    Interesting story of the life of Rina Frank the daughter of Romanian immigrants who grew up in Hafia Israel in a small cramped apartment with a narrow balcony which provided the family with a view of their world The apartment is in the Wadi Salib slum of Hafia As an adult she meets and falls in love with a very wealthy

  7. says:

    Although a lot of things happen in this book it felt like a list of family events than a fluid novel The chapters move alternately between Rina as a stubborn young girl and Rina as a stubborn – some might say selfish – adult The bones of a good story are there but I just never felt emotionally drawn to the characters Perhaps it lost something in the translation The cover of the review copy states that it is an “I

  8. says:

    a good book It took me a bit time to get into itWritten in 2 voices one of a child in first person as the heroine is growing up in Haifa The second as a third person of that child as a grown upThe third person is very distant and cold voice and i found it hard to connect toThe whole book is trying to cram lots of small stories of life into the plot and while some are very touching it causes the book to be semi superficial and not

  9. says:

    I always read books about Jews and thought it would be interesting to read about Jews immigrating to Israel Unfortunately I was never able to

  10. says:

    Fairly interesting not exactly a story At least not the type of story with a beginning middle and end The different points of view between past and present took me a while to notice but once I did it was distracti

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