“In My Father’s Gardens, Karen Levy writes with a seductive clarity and sensitivity, and recounts a compelling tale of conflict and homecoming that tears at the heart. A powerful memoir, beautifully wrought.
– John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Karen Levy has written a passionate memoir about divided homes and alliances. My Father’s Gardens meditates upon the complexities and often sorrows of belonging to two worlds, two voices and two souls. With a deep lyricism and sensibility, Karen Levy brings us a bit closer to the meaning of conflictive identities of those who belong everywhere and nowhere. This book is an extraordinary memoir where exile and homecomings are woven with the magic of an exceptional artist.”
– Marjorie Agosin, author of Always from Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish Father and A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile
“Beautifully evocative! Levy draws us into the perplexity of living with one foot on either side of the globe, torn between two countries, each with their own clutches and confusing loyalties. Written in prose that is vivid, lyrical and tangible, Levy imaginatively brings to life the rambunctious, lively culture of the land of her roots, depicting it in a way which places the reader in the midst of a colorful Israeli street scene. Both rich and eloquent, Levy is a writer of impressive talent. You can open this book anywhere and find writing to make you envious. A story skillfully rendered.”
— Leila Summers, author of It Rains In February
“Written in cinematic short takes that sometimes stretch out and then retreat again, this book gripped me in its first pages and never let me go. Even finished, I wanted to return and begin again.”
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