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Tamara Walks on Water

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As a child, Tamara loves stories and is constantly asking questions of those around her. However no one ever seems to give Tamara the whole story, so instead she must piece together the various narratives herself in what becomes a lifelong attempt to unravel the hidden secrets of her family history.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Piatkus Books (first published 2002)
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Gary
Apr 05, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
The book begins in Israel in 1900 with the birth of twins (only of whom the girl Nechama survives) to Simcha, a refugee from pogroms in Russia, blinded and maimed by a terrible pogrom in Russia.
Nechama, ill treated by her mother, takes off with the scion of an ancient Jerusalem Sephardi family and dies while giving birth to the narrator, Tamara.
Tamara in this colourful, beautiful, poignant and eventful masterpiece of Israeli literature describes growing up with a cast of interesting characters a
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Siv30
Apr 21, 2016 Siv30 rated it it was ok
עד המפגש עם כריסטודולוס, הייתי נותנת לספר 3 כוכבים. סאגה משפחתית, 3 דורות של נשים במשפחה של אישה יתומה שהיגרה למדינת ישראל טרם הקמתה. הסבתא שימחה, הבת נחמה ובתה המספרת שנקראת תמר אבל בפי סבתה שימחה - תמרה.
סיפורי ילדותה של תמרה ביפו של לפני הקמת המדינה, תחת השלטון הטורקי והאנגלי צבעוניים ומושפעים מסבותיה. סודות שנשים מחביאות מפני הילדה. ההיסטוריה משפחתית עלומה המוחבאת היטב בכדי להגן על נפשה הרכה. ותהליך מסירת ההיסטוריה בפרקים קטועים בימי הולדתה.

תיאור נשים חזקות עובדות תופרות, מבשלות ומחזיקות את
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Het blijft een vertelling en wordt nergens literair. Er gebeurt te veel. Minder zou meer kunnen zijn bij dit boek.
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Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv. She lives in the Old Malcha neighbourhood of Jerusalem and in Auckland New Zealand. After majoring in Bible Studies and Archeology - BA (Hons)- at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she earned an MA in Bible Studies. Horn also studied mass communications and completed a teaching degree.

Horn worked as an educational officer for the World Union of Jewish Students,
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