Appearances before book clubs:


Canada Council for the Arts
Literary Reading with Wine Reception,
Jewish Public Library,
Montreal, Quebec,
Wednesday April 13, 2011

"Jewish Authors Festival,"
Detroit, MI.

Book Club night, Nov. 4, 2010, 7pm,
Jewish Community Center
6600 W. Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 49322
Tel: 248-661-1000

September 15, 2010, in the
"Spoke Club," Toronto, Canada.

Available in Paperback

Book trailer

The Arthur Ellis Award

June 2, 2011: The novel has just won the "Arthur Ellis Award" for best first Canadian crime novel.

Scotia Giller Prize

September 20, 2010: The novel has just been long-listed for the Scotia Giller prize, Canada's foremost literary award.

Recent Reviews

Publishers Weekly (Starred review):

“Sharp, biting prose distinguishes this first novel from Israeli author Mandelman… The author deftly blends a murder mystery with a nuanced examination of the intransigent Israeli-Arab conflict.”

Kirkus Review:

"An absorbing and captivating novel that bridges the uncomfortable political gap between the Palestinian and Israeli sides."

Booklist (Starred review):

Mandelman, who won ALA’s first Sophie Brody Medal for the story collection Talking to the Enemy (2005), has written a first rate debut novel that tackles current issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict while revealing the paradoxes of Israeli life for those who embrace the arts yet must deal with violence on a daily basis.