Archive | November, 2006

29 November 2006 0 Comments

Publishers Weekly, Booklist Give Me Top Marks

Publishers Weekly and Booklist, two important arenas for pre-publication reviews, give my forthcoming “The Collaborator of Bethlehem” starred reviews. Here are some excerpts: “This powerful first novel from British journalist Rees humanizes the struggle of the West Bank, where Omar Yussef, a modest 56-year old schoolteacher in the Dehaisha Palestinian refugee camp, becomes an unlikely […]

14 November 2006 0 Comments

Bethlehem’s Mean Streets

My forthcoming mystery “The Collaborator of Bethlehem” has been reviewed in Kirkus Reviews and the reviewer highlights the portrayal of the violent environment Omar Yussef must face down. “Omar Yussef… takes to the mean streets–and are they ever mean,” Kirkus writes. It’s something I aimed for in writing the book: an accurate portrayal of what […]

2 November 2006 0 Comments

Library Journal Loves It

The first pre-publication review for The Collaborator of Bethlehem, the Omar Yussef Mystery to be published in the US on February 1 by Soho Press, is out. And Library Journal loves it! The influential magazine gave my book a “Starred Review.” Here it is, reprinted with permission: “In this outstanding debut, Rees, formerly the Jerusalem […]