Renowned Israeli authors, A.B. Yehoshua and Etgar Keret, representing two generations and having very different family histories, probe the challenges and rewards of Jewish Israeli life. Yehoshua’s novel A Late Divorce and Keret’s memoir The Seven Good Years: A Memoir evoke Israeli scenes with such accuracy that the reader experiences being there. A Late Divorce (Mariner Books, 2012) set in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, focuses on a multi-generational family coming together— and coming apart — when the family patriarch returns to Israel from America to obtain a divorce from his estranged wife, now confined to a mental hospital. Each chapter is told in the distinct voice of a different family member, including the young grandson. The Seven Good Years: A Memoir (Riverhead Books, 2016) translated by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Schlesinger, Jessica Cohen, and Anthony Berris, literally deals with life and death: the birth of Keret’s son during a terrorist attack, and the death of his father, a Holocaust survivor, from cancer. The memoir, told in mini vignettes, is alternately funny, poignant, and wise. Join us in the world of these caring and brilliant writers.