[Book Review] Devil’s Ivy by Gal Rodnitsky

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By Gal Rodnitsky

Devil’s Ivy focuses on a middle-aged Israeli, Amy, who is seeking a new direction in her life after suffering a break-up. She decides to seek guidance in a therapy group led by Yigal. Amy encounters five other participants trying to find their way back to the world after significant relationships in their lives have come to an end.

Rodnitsky crafts a colorful composition with her cast of diverse and quirky characters, in a well-paced, easily relatable story. The mix of religious and secular participants in the group brings in the unique culture of Israel.

Yigal, the leader of the therapy group, is an interesting character. At times charismatic, at times ego-eccentric, and certainly unconventional in his approach as a therapist. He kept me guessing throughout the story.

This was a fun escape and very entertaining. I look forward to more from Rodnitsky!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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