Daughters of Iraq,Hope to See You Soon
Hope to See You Soon
Tel Aviv and Seattle. A woman who does the unthinkable. Two best friends living far apart, and how that separation shapes their lives. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? Which comes first, family or country? And how far should we go to secure our happiness? In “Hope to See You Soon,” Author Revital Horowitz challenges her readers to confront these questions, and to grapple with the meaning of friendship, family, and country- the meaning of life itself.
The novel, which will resonate with all its readers but particularly with anyone who has ever lived abroad, is full of moral challenges and cross-examinations. The past mingles with the present as the friends exchange letters over the years. The characters are compelling and sympathetic. You won’t want to put this book down until you’ve reached the end.
Author, Poet and a blogger Revital Shiri-Horowitz graduated from Tel Aviv University and Haifa University. She lives with her husband of 23 years, and is the mother of four sons. Her first book, an award winning “Daughters of Iraq,” was published to high acclaim in Israel and all around the world, has sold tens of thousands of copies. “Hope to See You Soon” is her second book.
Daughters of Iraq
With the publication of Revital Shiri-Horowitz's "Daughters of Iraq," a new voice has been added to the repertoire, the voice of a young woman. Shiri-Horowitz tells the story with a light and loving touch. Her book, which is riveting and convincing, explores the connections between the past and the present, between the older women and their legacies to their children and grandchildren.
Professor Lev Hakak UCLA
In "Daughters of Iraq," we are given an insider's perspective on the daily lives of the Jewish-Iraqi community, of their lifestyle, and of their multi-generational home which resembles a bustling commune. This gripping saga encompasses personal tragedies, hopes, dreams, illness, untimely deaths, unrequited love, unexpected love, family celebrations, and-of course- lots and lots of food. And how typical that a wandering people such as our own reach the same conclusion as Violet's daughter Noa: roots, security, and identity are determined not by geography, but by being part of a family.
Lea Roditi "At" Magazine