Through women’s eyes

Best-selling author Yochi Brandes blends the modern and traditional in her unique biblical narratives.

By HANNAH HOCHNER
December 31, 2018 14:22
Through women’s eyes

Yochi Brandes, one of Israel’s top novelists, writes about Jewish biblical events involving upheaval. (photo credit: ERIC SULTAN)

 
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Yochi Brandes has been one of my favorite authors since her first novel, “Gmar Tov,” was published in 1997. I read every book she wrote as they were published and I was fascinated by the complex female Jewish protagonists that appeared in each novel. But a startling change took place when she wrote her sixth book, The Secret Book of Kings,” which has been translated into English.

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