One of the best books I've read in a long time. The author really educates the reader about the etimology of many Hebrew words. THe plot was excellent, a love story with many twists and turns pertaining to the Israeli army and which kept the reader guessing all the way throughout.
One of those books to which you will have a visceral reaction. Similar in mood to Ann Patchett's The Patron Saint of Liars (but totally different plot-wise; don't let me confuse you). A beautiful, wrenching story.