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Adina Hoffman
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Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, which was named a best book of 2009 by the Barnes & Noble Review.

She and co-author Peter Cole live, together, in Jerusalem and New Haven.

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House of Windows
Portraits From a Jerusalem Neighborhood
Written by Adina Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $15.00

A poignant examination of life along the working-class border neighborhood of Musrara, between western (Jewish) and eastern (Arab) sides of Jerusalem. Through a series of first-person descriptions of characters and events, Hoffman establishes a vivid sense of place in a divided and volatile city. Concentrating on the lives of ordinary people... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

House of Windows
Portraits From a Jerusalem Neighborhood
Written by Adina Hoffman


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Sacred Trash
The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
Written by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $26.95

One May day in 1896, at a dining room table in Cam­bridge, England, a meeting took place between a Romanian-born maverick Jewish intellectual and twin learned Presbyterian Scotswomen, who had assembled to inspect several pieces of rag-paper and parchment. It was the unlikely start to what would prove a remark­able, continent-hopping... Read more >
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Sacred Trash
The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza
Written by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $15.99

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