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Look for Me (Tel Aviv Trilogy #2)

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  189 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
In a love story framed by the vivid realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Edeet Ravel tenderly explores the complicated ways people connect when violence touches every aspect of their lives

Dana Hillman is a young Israeli woman whose humanity and passion for justice are obvious to all who meet her. On peace missions, she and other activists act as human shields in
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 24th 2004 by Random House of Canada (first published August 10th 2004)
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Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Eleven years ago Dana Hillman's husband caught fire and then disappeared. Dana, a photographer who joins the Israeli pro-Palestine activists at demonstrations in the occupied territories and writes trashy romance novels in secret to pay her bills, has never given up hope of seeing him again. Every year she pays for a full-page ad in the paper, a message to Daniel, saying she'll wait for him. She gives interviews about it, hoping he'll hear and know that she's waiting and that she doesn't care wh ...more
Miranda
Oct 26, 2010 Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, war, series
I loved this book and read it one sitting. I didn't realize it was the 2nd book in a series until just now. It stands on it's own and is very poignant and relevant. I enjoyed the author's style with dialogue and slowly revealing her characters.

I found it insightful, educational and enjoyable. She has beautiful prose.
Erica
Beautifully written...
Alison Morgan
Sep 30, 2008 Alison Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite in the trilogy.
Steph
Feb 25, 2010 Steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't realize that this was the second book of a trilogy- guess I have to go read the other two now!
Mary
Jul 13, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-fiction
First & second in trilogy are excellent
Juliana Philippa
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Esil
May 02, 2011 Esil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the context for this book interesting--Israel seen primarily through the eyes of a character who does not support the settlements in Palestine. However, the story involving the main character and the search for her missing husband didn't work that well for me. I did not find the characters compelling and the narrator's voice and seeming naivety at times seemed silly. In fact, as I was reading her book, I remember that I had read the first book in this trilogy a few years ago and had a si ...more
Brooke
Jul 22, 2015 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-owned
5/5 stars no doubt

This book was amazing, i was intrigued from the get go and could not get enough of it. My only problem is that I was a bit confused at first reading this and i really wish there was more to the ending or another book to tell the rest of Dana and Daniels story so i can see where it leads. But overall Im so happy i picked this up on a whim and i hope to read more from Edeet in the future.

I will most likely read the first book in this trilogy soon as i hadnt realized when i picked
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Luce Cronin
Feb 28, 2016 Luce Cronin rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. The story is set in Israel and Palestine, and before you start groaning... yes of course, it does include the whole political situation as part of its story, but it is really not mainly about the conflict. As i see it , this book tells the story of a woman who feels very deeply, who is very committed to her values, to people, and very loyal in her relationships. And of course, this is contrasted by a relationship with a man who is very superficial and does not know what he h ...more
Mandy
Nov 21, 2010 Mandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the book except that during the conversations that Dana was having you couldn't tell what mood she was in until the end when she's said something that means she's obviously upset, but there was no build up to it. However, her humanitarianism is wonderful and so I liked her very much, even if sometimes she did thinks that were completely stupid; and I don't think anyone in their right mind would actually do.
Danielle
"Once I had wondered what it would be like to be an adult. I thought, like all children, that adulthood was accompanied by esoteric secrets, complicated insights, mysteriously acquired skills. But it turned out to be very simple: you were exactly the same, you were still a child, but you had to find a way to look after yourself. And trying to look after yourself was a full-time job. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. And that was it."
Lisa
Mar 03, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, israel
I loved the first three quarters of this book. I loved the subtle tie ins to the other books in the trilogy and I loved the presentation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict throughout. I wasn't, however, a fan of the ending. The writing style shifted and the story suddenly rushed along; the resolution doesn't fit with the rest of the storyline. All in all it was a solid read, but the end was disappointing.
Debora Smith
Did not really like the first person singular - conversations seemed stilted and choppy. Found the setting, Gaza Strip, informative and timely. Liked the idea that Israelis were demonstrating pro-Palestinians - makes me hopeful of reconciliation in this area some day. Perhaps I should have read the first book in this trilogy first.
Tina Siegel
Nov 11, 2011 Tina Siegel rated it liked it
Really enjoyed this book - the characters are wonderful and the writing is terrific. However, I'd like to have seen the second-string love story - which was the most interesting and poignant, to me - explored in more detail. As for the first-string love story, and the attendant climax - they're both irritating and unsatisfying, in the end.
Sally
Sep 30, 2008 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Ravel is a really great writer. Her secondary characters in this book are awesome and I liked her main character, Dana, much better than the main character in Ten Thousand Lovers. However, I found the ending was difficult to believe. Daniel's reasons for hiding didn't seem strong enough compared to the tragedy of Dana's waiting. But that is only a quibble.
Julia
Jan 03, 2011 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really really liked ten thousand lovers by this author but found this book hard to believe.
Whitney Taylor
Feb 15, 2015 Whitney Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love this book. Read it quite some time ago and I have reread this many times. Definitely would recommend this book.
Elizabeth
I am currently reading and enjoying this. The character is quickly compelling. However, book losses steam as it continues, perhaps due to problematic dialogue.
Lymor
Jul 09, 2013 Lymor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first, but an interesting storyline nonetheless. Not a page-turner though. I will read the 3rd just because I like the writing style and views about Israel from the author.
Louise Ellis
Oct 09, 2014 Louise Ellis rated it liked it
I also didn't realize this book was part of a series. I enjoyed reading it but think it may have had more impact on me if I had read the other books as well., which I am interested in doing.
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I spent my first seven years on Sasa, an Israeli kibbutz, and the next ten in Montreal. I returned to Jerusalem in 1973 to study at Hebrew University. I wrote continually as I accumulated degrees (a BA and MA in English, followed by an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Biblical Exegesis at McGill) and then taught, but I did not send out my work until I was in my forties; I had completed ten or s ...more
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“Once I had wondered what it would be like to be an adult. I thought, like all children, that adulthood was accompanied by esoteric secrets, complicated insights, mysteriously acquired skills. But it turned out to be very simple: you were exactly the same, you were still a child, but you had to find a way to look after yourself.” 0 likes
“Love means you are completely helpless and there's nothing you can do about it except duck or plunge. But you can't change it, you can't change the way you feel.” 0 likes
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