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In this "dark and funny page-turner" perfect for fans of The Perfect Nanny and My Sister, the Serial Killer, a twenty-year-old pact lands one woman at the heart of a murder investigation (Ayelet Gundar-Goshen). But is she the next victim . . . or the primary suspect?
 
As soon as 41-year-old Sheila hears the news, she knows the police will be calling. One of the country's preeminent feminist scholars–and one of Sheila's oldest friends–has been found murdered, a baby doll fixed to her hands. Twenty years before, these women had made a pact, swearing to follow the example of The Others, women the Torah considered childless, but they saw as willingly child-free.
 
But the years have not all been kind to The Others, and now, with her life on the line, Sheila will have to decide who among her shrinking social circle can be trusted–and who wants to make her pay the ultimate price.

Praise

The Others had me hooked from page one. A riveting thriller that made me squirm, laugh, and think, often all at once, this book makes us question everything we thought we knew about women, not to mention the Bible, even as we race to find out what happens. Sarah Blau has written a novel as smart as it is scintillating. I adored it.”
Anna Solomon, author of The Book of V.
“A dark and funny page-turner.”
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions
“Steeped in the stories of the bible, this razor-sharp thriller combines propulsive narrative with subtle, insightful commentary on identity, gender roles and the different ways we contend with loss. Engrossing and thought-provoking, with a strong sense of place and a set of complex, unforgettable characters, The Others will live with you long after putting the book down.”
Daniela Petrova, author of Her Daughter's Mother
“A daring, darkly-alluring psychological thriller, undoing one of the very foundations of Jewish and Israeli culture, the myth of motherhood. Sarah Blau’s subversive and original voice resonates through every line of The Others, placing her in the front row of contemporary Israeli literature.” 
Ruby Namdar, author of The Ruined House
“Wickedly entertaining with an undercurrent of poignant insight, The Others is unlike anything else you’ll read this year. It uses the twisted trappings of its genre to deftly examine questions of choice, culpability and motherhood in ways both unique and unpredictable. Don’t miss it.”  
Gabriel Bergmoser, author of The Hunted
The Others is a meaningful and original take on one of the most emotionally charged and complex issues in society - the expectation for women to bear children. Filled with tension and thrill and pitch-perfect characters, this is a convincing and enviable mystery.”
Assaf Gavron, author of The Hilltop
PRAISE FROM ISRAEL:

"So witty, eloquent and riveting you want to lock your door while reading it."
Haaretz
"The Others has the makings of a hit... It's both fun and intelligent, with neither coming at the expense of the other."
Morning Show, Tel Aviv Radio
"Blau does not write delicately, but rather blows up the place with thunder and fireworks."
Hagar Yanai, Galei Tzahal radio
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The Biblical Others – by Sarah Blau

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