Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel

Every House Needs a Balcony A Novel An international bestseller and publishing phenomenon Every House Needs a Balcony dubbed the Israeli Kite Runner by The Bookseller is the story of one family one home and the surprising arc of one

  • Title: Every House Needs a Balcony: A Novel
  • Author: Rina Frank-Mitrani
  • ISBN: 9780061714238
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An international bestseller and publishing phenomenon, Every House Needs a Balcony dubbed the Israeli Kite Runner by The Bookseller is the story of one family, one home, and the surprising arc of one woman s life, from the poverty of her youth, to the glowing love and painful losses of her adult years If you enjoy the novels of Dalia Sofer The Septembers of Shiraz , AmAn international bestseller and publishing phenomenon, Every House Needs a Balcony dubbed the Israeli Kite Runner by The Bookseller is the story of one family, one home, and the surprising arc of one woman s life, from the poverty of her youth, to the glowing love and painful losses of her adult years If you enjoy the novels of Dalia Sofer The Septembers of Shiraz , Amos Oz My Michael, A Tale of Love and Darkness , and A.B Yehoshua Mr Mani , you ll find much to love in Rina Frank s beautiful and bittersweet Every House Needs a Balcony.
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    • Arah-Lynda says:

      Told through a series of anecdotes that float between past and present this is the story of Rina Frank, a daughter of Romanian immigrants, who grew up in Haifa, Israel in a small, cramped apartment with a narrow balcony from which their entertainment played out around and below them in real life. These are the days of their lives.Or at least glimpses of them as Rina remembers the people, places and events that coloured her past and influenced her future. A journey of self discovery, Every House [...]

    • cheryl says:

      This is a recent translation of a top-selling book by an Israeli author. I've always struggled with processing my reaction to translations. A good translator maintains the spirit of not only the plot but also the language. That said, it can never be flawless and without the translator's imprint. The plot is the life story of an Israeli woman. She grows up in poverty, the daughter of immigrants. The family (Mom, Dad, narrator & sister) shares a single room and the young narrator spends a lot [...]

    • Emily says:

      Had this book not been set in Israel I would have only given it two stars, because my affinity for the country automatically makes me more inclined to seek out Israeli literature and films. Still, I have not yet been to Haifa where this book is set, although "Every House Needs a Balcony", with its story of a girl growing up in heartbreaking poverty, does not do much to sell the city as a place to visit. I generally have a problem with "novels" that are really autobiographies, and that's what thi [...]

    • Kay says:

      Just couldn't read past the first 50 promising pages where the closeness of lives on a crowded street on Israel, lives lived in view and hearing of the neighbors, was intriguing and warm and fascinating. After the story got mired in details of people who seemed unrelated and with no depth, it lost its originality and piquancy. Alas.

    • EpidermaS says:

      Straszliwie się umęczyłam. Jeśli będę chciała poczytać o wielokulturowości – wrócę do „Chicago”. Jeśli będę chciała poczytać o Żydach – sięgnę po Ligocką. „Każdy dom…” nie zachwycił mnie niczym. I raczej nie zanosi się, żebym kiedyś wróciła do tej książki. Autorka namieszała z chronologią wydarzeń do tego stopnia, że powieść jest po prostu chaotyczna. Zanim wszystko zacznie się układać w całość, trzeba się nieźle nagłowić, o co w ogóle [...]

    • Mary says:

      Although a lot of things happen in this book it felt more like a list of family events than a fluid novel. The chapters move alternately between Rina as a stubborn young girl and Rina as a stubborn – some might say selfish – adult. The bones of a good story are there but I just never felt emotionally drawn to the characters. Perhaps it lost something in the translation. The cover of the review copy states that it is an “International Bestseller” so other readers may have a different reac [...]

    • Adri says:

      I always read books about Jews and thought it would be interesting to read about Jews immigrating to Israel. Unfortunately I was never able to find a connection with the main character. I found her to be self-absorbed and selfish. More's the pity that this is meant to be partly autobiographical. The book was translated from the Hebrew - maybe it lost something in translation? But somehow I doubt is.

    • Shahar says:

      a good book . It took me a bit time to get into it.Written in 2 voices - one of a child in first person as the heroine is growing up in Haifa . The second as a third person of that child as a grown up.The third person is very distant and cold voice and i found it hard to connect to .The whole book is trying to cram lots of small stories of life into the plot and while some are very touching it causes the book to be semi superficial and not go deep where it could .

    • Andrea says:

      Fairly interesting, not exactly a story. At least not the type of story with a beginning, middle and end. The different points of view between past and present took me a while to notice, but once I did, it was distracting. I picked this book because of the interesting title and the beautiful photo on the cover.

    • Joyce says:

      I tried to enjoy this book, but it was a bit scattered in the telling. The author bounces between decades, making only a somewhat interesting family story rather hard to follow. It was difficult to like the main character. At first, you rather admire her spunky, although stubborn, personality but unfortunately, she goes on to become almost selfish.

    • Rhonda says:

      I enjoyed the book enough to finish it, however it was difficult following the time sequence of events jumping from past to present. I liked the details of the daily life of the characters, and the lifestyles depicted throughout in Israel and Spain and Romania, BUT for the life of me, I cannot decipher what "trumpet in her ear" means(???)

    • Erika Dreifus says:

      This book, translated from the Hebrew by Ora Cummings, gave me a great deal to think about. See my review in Jewish Journal. (ARC)

    • Catalina says:

      Maybe it is the fact that the author is of Romanian-Jewish descendance, but I really identified with the story. My favourite aspect of the book was the fact that the episodes from her childhood presented in the beginning of a chapter have the same theme the story from her adult life have.

    • Chrissie says:

      Lynne, this looks good. Kirkus did not give it a very good such review, but I was immediately engaged by the the bit I read. It has elements from the author's life.

    • Julie says:

      great story about family

    • Toni says:

      What should have been a good read was so scattered in its approach to character development and plot line I gave up in frustration after about 60 pages.

    • Esty Dershowitz says:

      Pointless read. Can't believe I actually finished it

    • Caroline says:

      More 3.5 than 4. Haven't read a quiet book in a while. Really enjoyed the interplay between the two ages and memories.

    • Milly says:

      This book is an extremely good read!!!!

    • Ayelet says:

      I read this in the original Hebrew. I wouldn't have picked it out in English but it was interesting. I liked the parts about her childhood in the 50s more than her adult years in the 70s.

    • Brenda Richardson says:

      Romanian Jewish family in Haifa two daughters - interesting but not engrossing. Would not read her again

    • Yehudit Danoff says:

      Meh. It didn't meet my expectations of a book that was highly recommended.

    • Suzanne says:

      3.5 stars

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