Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Launch party of 'The White Road' this Saturday in Jerusalem

Last month we updated you on the launch of Tania Hershman's first book, The White Road and other Stories, which is published by UK's renowned Salt Publishing. This great collection of short stories is going green with us and we're planting a tree for every copy printed.

And no book launch is completed without a launch party, so we're happy to update you that Tania is having a launch party this Saturday in Jerusalem!

Here are the details of the party:

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2008
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Jerusalem, Israel. For the address details please write Tania at

Tania will be doing short readings from the book at around and at 9pm, and copies of the book will be available to buy.

Here are some more details about the book:

What links a café in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection.

Fleeing from tragedy, a bereaved mother opens a cafe on the road to the South Pole. A town which has always suffered extreme cold enjoys sudden warmth. A stranger starts plaiting a young woman's hair. A rabbi comes face to face with an angel in a car park. An elderly woman explains to her young carer what pregnancy used to mean before science took over. A middle-aged housewife overcomes a fear of technology to save her best friend. A desperate childless woman resorts to extreme measures to adopt. A young man's potential is instantly snuffed out by Nature's whims. A lonely widow bakes cakes in the shape of test tubes and DNA.

A number of these stories are inspired by articles from science magazines, taking fact as their starting points and wondering what might happen if . . .? In these surreal, lyrical stories, many of which are only a few pages long, Tania Hershman allows her imagination free rein, as her characters navigate through love, death, friendship, spirituality, mental illness and the havoc wreaked by the weather.

More on 'The White Road and Other Stories':
Tania Hershman's website

Enjoy the party!
Raz @ Eco-Libris