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Just Released Audiobook starring Tovah Feldshuh

Edges O Israel O Palestine

Written by Leora Skolkin-Smith

Read by Tovah Feldshuh, accomplished actress of stage and screen

Originally published in 2005 by Glad Day Books
Edges O Israel O Palestine, by Leora Skolkin-Smith, was first published in 2005, by Glad Day Books, a new publishing house, founded by Grace Paley and her husband Robert Nichols.

Edges is a coming of age story about an adolescent girl visiting her maternal relatives in the Jerusalem of 1963.

“Edges (is) about the adventures of an adolescent girl in Israel in the early 1960s. Her character’s mother had grown up in British Mandate Palestine, one of several factors making the memory bank of this book so rich – appropriate for a place with almost too much history to bear and retain one’s sanity at the same time… Perhaps above all, the novel, told with restraint and poetic precision, is about how we shoulder on (and wing it) under the weight of history, family and public.”- Robert Whitcomb, critic for the Providence Journal.

“Edges is an elegantly written, quite moving novel that has a lot to say about love, identity, history and the meaning of nationality. The book is worth reading alone for its superb language, but it is gripping and unforgettable as well in its storytelling and evocation of place and emotions. It is a wonderful novel by an author with a quite accomplished voice and style, one well deserving a wide and receptive audience.” - Oscar Hijuelos, author of Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Mambo King Sings Songs of Love

“...When Liana Bialik's mother takes her from the predictable confines of Westchester County, New York, to Israel in the middle of the 1960s’ conflicts, Liana's worldview and her sense of self are transformed. Heat; dust; the mingled scents of food, flowers, people, spice markets; simmering tensions between Israelis and Palestinians; and in the middle, a 14-year-old on the cusp of womanhood. Leora Skolkin-Smith has written a passionate, richly atmospheric novel whose intimacy reads like a memoir. Tovah Feldshuh narrates with such authenticity that listeners may be moved to talk back to the book. The mother's longing for the Palestine of old; Liana's edgy girl-woman voice; the mistrustful bargaining of a Palestinian shopkeeper. It's all here, and it's terrific... ” A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award


Triboro Pictures is producing a feature film of “Edges” that will soon be released.

But, right now, you can enjoy listening to Tovah Feldshuh, accomplished actress of stage and screen, bring Edges, to life in an audiobook produced by Midsummer Sound Company — a new audio publisher dedicated to the production and promotion of the spoken word and audio arts.

A recipient of numerous awards, Tovah starred in Golda’s Balcony, which became the longest running one woman show in the history of Broadway, in October of 2004. She also appears in soon to be released films Mount of Olives and O Jerusalem.

Edges was directed by three-time Grammy nominated and multi Audie award winner Charles Potter. Edges was produced by Peabody Award winner Marjorie Van Halteren — who for ten years produced WNYC's The Radio Stage and was the original producer of Selected Shorts at Symphony Space in New York City.



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