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Zeruya Shalev
A woman who suddenly decides to forsake her husband for brilliant fantasies of freedom and independence, confronts a complicated reality: unexpected isolation, awakening doubts, guilt, sorrow, and the troubles of her small son trying to adapt to a new situation.
Paradoxically, the family that Ella Miller destroys becomes a radiant fantasy in itself, and Ella sinks into an agonizing longing for the secure framework of her previous life, even when a new love finally comes her way. And this continues even when she tries to build a family with her new love and his children. The new life turns out to be an unbelievably complicated learning process, a path paved with upsets that at times demand more of her than she ever thought she could give.
Thera, the third novel in a trilogy (beginning with Love Life and Husband and Wife) sheds light on our complex world of emotions, on how difficult it is to accept not only the other but oneself, examining to what extent it is possible in mid-life to change, forgive and love.

Aa rare, intense book...Zeruya Shalev's song of triumph written in the tones of a somber elegy... it has the power of an explosion. A magnificent book ... A masterpiece! 
Le Nouvel Observateur

This book is a miracle: its narrative braces, sets you ablaze.
Le Figaro Littéraire

One becomes crazy for Shalev's books – she describes a woman’s whirl of feelings like nobody else...Her books are spiritual medicine for freezing souls. 
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Late Family
Title Thera
Author’s Last Name Shalev
Author's First Name Zeruya
Language(s) Hebrew, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Croatian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keshet
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2005
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2012
No. Pages 464 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Tera
Representation Represented by ITHL


German: Berlin, Berlin Verlag, 2005; audio: 2005; Book Club: Berlin, RM Buch & Medien, 2006; pback: Berlin, Berliner   Taschenbuch, 2007; Vienna, Ueberreuter, 2007; with Love Life & Husband and Wife, Berlin Taschenbuch, 2010
Dutch: Amsterdam, Cossee, 2006
French: Paris, Gallimard, 2007; pback: Gallimard/Folio, 2008
Italian: Milan, Frassinelli, 2007
Polish: Warsaw, WAB, 2008; pback: 2008
Turkish: Istanbul, Dogan, 2008
Vietnamese: Hanoi, Bach Viet, 2009
Spanish: Barcelona, Circulo de Lectores/Galaxia Gutenberg, 2010
English: New York/London, Toby Press, 2010
Romanian: Bucharest, Polirom, 2010
Croatian: Zapresic, Fraktura, 2012
Greek: Athens, Patakis, 2012
Azeri: Baku, Alatoran, 2019

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