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. --At Magazine, 2007
From the Back Cover
"RIVETING AND CONVINCING
Explores the connections between the past and the present"
---- Professor Lev Hakak UCLA
Encompasses personal tragedies, hopes, dreams, illness, untimely deaths, unrequited love, unexpected love, family celebrations, and-of course- lots and lots of food."
--- "You" magazine
"Daughters of Iraq" is the compelling story of three women from the same family. It is the story of emigration from Iraq to Israel as experienced by two sisters: Violet, whom we learn about through a diary she kept after being diagnosed with a critical illness, and Farida, whose personality unfolds through her relationship with her surroundings, and with herself. The third character is Noa, Violet's daughter and a student, a young woman in her twenties who is searching for meaning. Noa embarks on a spiritual quest to the past, so that she can learn how to build her life in the present and the future.
Shiri-Horowitz's award winning novel was published in Hebrew in 2007, receiving accolades from literary critics and readers, now appearing in English for the first time. Shiri-Horowitz is a mother of four boys; she lives and writes in Washington State.