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About the author:
Hana Goldberg is a bestselling and critically acclaimed Israeli novelist and poet, and an A-list lyricist with hundreds of popular songs and many #1 hits. Hana has written many bestselling books and she is a frequent guest on Israeli television shows and has her own column about literature in Israel’s most popular web portal – ynet.co.il. Since her first book at the age of seventeen, and through her bestsellers and hundreds of songs, Hana has been a strong and original voice in Israeli culture.
What inspired you to write your book?
Four women were the inspiration behind Not a Word about Love – four of my closest friends.
Here is a short sample from the book:
A plane taking off always gets me sexually aroused. The huge body rising up over a big city, higher and higher. I’m always surprised each time it happens to me; the heavy breathing, the moaning, even now, after eleven years of marriage, when sex has become the boring gymnastics that Uri and I perform on the orthopedic mattress his parents bought us as a wedding gift. We always do it on Friday afternoons, when Tamar goes to her Girl Scouts meeting, and I always think about other things or other men. Funny, considering I decided to marry Uri mostly because I couldn’t keep my hands off him. Basically, I wanted more opportunities to have sex with him, besides quickies in my tiny Beetle, the steering wheel leaving bruises all over my body…