Page 29 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 23

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In this unstable world of ours two things may be predicted
with a fair degree of certainty: Israelis, in the literate tradition
of their forefathers, will keep on being the voracious readers
they are, and Israeli publishers will be as eager as ever to accom-
modate their public. It seems that “The People of the Book,”
back in the ancient homeland, has become a nation of many
books and, as Samir Marid, a promising young Arab Israeli
author puts it: “The bridge to peace might well be made of
paper.”