Recent Press Featuring The Gilboa Iris
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Something for Everyone: The Gilboa Iris
APRIL 15, 2012, 7:23 PM
Zahava D. Englard’s brand spanking new novel, The Gilboa Iris, has something for everyone.
Quite a tall order. But somehow Englard pulls it off. In spades.
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Zahava D. Englard
Author & Freelance Writer
Vampires and Israeli Soldiers Inspire Former N.J. Author's Latest
Published: 27 January 2012
Ilan Greenfield, CEO of Gefen, says “The Gilboa Iris” “deals with a realistic situation and brings out a great story. Our editor, who reads many books and doesn’t like them all, praises it from start to end. She loved every page.”
The Gilboa Iris Blooms for Readers
Published: April 18, 2012
The Gilboa Iris is engrossing and interesting to read with rich, descriptive language that grabs you and pulls you into the story, the settings, and the lives of the characters. The characters themselves are well developed and captivating.
Reviewed on: 05/07/2012
Author and activist Englard's debut novel (after the nonfiction Settling for More: From Jersey to Judea) is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful tale of love set against the backdrop of an Israel embroiled in conflict.
Dara Harow grew up in the U.S., but her grandfather's stories of his time in Israel impel her to visit. In the summer of 1983, Dara travels to volunteer on a kibbutz at the base of the Gilboa Mountains, though her parents insist she return home in time for her freshman year at Columbia University.