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
Triboro Pictures is developing the book as a film based on the award winning novel EDGES by Leora Skolkin-Smith...
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.