cover image A Perfect Peace

A Perfect Peace

Amos Oz. Penguin Books, $6.95 (374pp) ISBN 978-0-14-008885-4

It is 1965, and Yonatan Lifshitz considers running away from the kibbutz in Israel where he was raised and has begun his own family. His departure is at the core of what PW called ""a rich and moving novel about family conflict and about two generationsthe one that dreamed of an ideal society in Israel and the one that must inherit what they built and confront new realities.'' (June)