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Adina Hoffman

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
Written by Adina Hoffman
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | March 2002
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1019-4 (0-7679-1019-2)

A brilliant and moving evocation of the rhythms of life (and the darker shadows below it) in a working-class quarter of the world’s most fascinating and divided city.
In the tradition of the literature of place perfected by such expatriate writers as M. F. K. Fisher and Isak Dinesen, Adina Hoffman’s... Read more






Sacred Trash
Written by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole
Schocken | Hardcover | April 2011
$26.95/31.00(Canada) | 978-0-8052-4258-4 (0-8052-4258-9)

NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

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...

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