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Turtle Soup for Breakfast

The 24 short stories in this collection depict ordinary life in Israel. Whether describing military life, Arab-Jewish relations or border settlements, Miran writes without affectation or false notes. In the title story a piano teacher escapes World War II with her concert grand piano. One morning her stepson shows up with a live turtle, which he cooks for her. Miran exhibits an acute understanding of physical and dramatic details, as well as open acceptance of human frailty.

Title Turtle Soup for Breakfast
Writer's Last Name Miran
Writer's First Name Reuven
Genre Fiction
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
No. Pages 253pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Marak Tzabim Le-Aruchat Boker
  • “ This book reveals a magic that is not easily pinpointed....Miran knows how to tell a story.”