17 August, 2016

The seven good years by Etgar Keret

Sometimes, even if you love books and can’t sleep without reading first, nothing grabs you, and you end up in a reading funk. Magazines and re-reads sustain your habit. 

This book, recommended by my sister (who was recommended it by her daughter), is the first book I have finished for a while (well, apart from picture books). 

Like the reviews say, it’s touching. It’s honest. It’s heart-breaking. It’s heart-warming. It also has the benefit of being written in short episodic chapters. All of these things are appealing when you’re in a funk. 

The upshot is: if you want something short and memorable to read – try this one.

Title: The seven good years: a memoir
Authors: Etgar Keret; translated by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlesinger, Jessica Cohen, Anthony Berris.

Recommended by Annie C, Helensville Library. 
Annie C is a voracious and versatile reader, but her habitual reads are fantasy, romance, and a diverse selection of non-fiction subjects. A life-long love of children’s books, particularly picture books, helps in her day-to-day role as a children’s librarian. 
  

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