As a girl in Jaffa, Israel, Tamara has an insatiable desire for stories, constantly asking questions of those around her. But no-one gives Tamara the whole story, so instead she must piece together various narratives in what becomes a lifelong attempt to unravel the secrets of her family history.
'To understand the end you have to look for the beginning...' As a little girl in Jaffa, Israel, Tamara has an insatiable desire for stories, constantly asking questions of those around her, and demanding explanations. However, no-one ever seems to give Tamara the whole story, so instead she must piece together the various narratives herself in what will become a lifelong attempt to unravel the hidden secrets of her tangled family history, and so bring some meaning to her own life. Raised by her fiercely independent maternal grandmother, Simcha, who jealously guards her from others, in particular her paternal grandmother, Rashella, Tamara's love of stories develops into a voracious appetite for life itself. An impulsive, passionate seeker of knowledge in all its forms, nothing prepares her for the thrilling intensity and the danger of falling deeply, madly in love for the first time...
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'Poignant, earthy and engaging.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A rich and magical tale.' BOOKSELLER 'A wonderfully rich, lush novel reminiscent of Isabel Allende... compulsively readable.' JEWISH CHRONICLE
About Shifra Horn
Shifra Horn lives in Jerusalem and this is her third novel. Her previous two novels were both international bestsellers and she has won several literary prizes.
Tamara Walks On Water by Shifra Horn
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