On Her Own: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A moving, page-turning story of two families in crisis and the unexpected places from which love can grow.

"The true mystery Lapid seeks to unveil is one of the most burning questions of our time: What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world? On Her Own is a book you will want all the women in your life to read."Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, award-winning author of Waking Lions

Nina, a teenage runaway, wakes up in the unfamiliar stairwell of a Tel Aviv apartment in a torn minidress. As her memory starts to resurface—the abusive older man she’s running away from, the crime she witnessed—she knows one thing: she needs to find a place to hide.

When one of the building’s tenants, Carmela, a lonely old widow suffering from memory loss, mistakes Nina for her granddaughter she hasn’t seen in years, Nina jumps at the opportunity for a safe haven. Soon, the two strangers become each other’s lifeline as Nina settles into the apartment with sweet, reassuring Carmela.

Meanwhile, Irina, a Russian immigrant, is living a parent’s worst nightmare: her only daughter has gone missing. She knows Nina got involved with the wrong men and will do anything to find her. Across the ocean, Itamar feels that something is happening to his mom, Carmela. The guilt over having left Israel for his pursuit of the American dream stirs childhood memories in him and a longing for the family that once was complete.

Set between the eve of Passover and Israel’s Independence Day, On Her Own is a tense and immersive psychological read about two families looking for redemption and the transformative bonds between strangers.

Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.

About the Author


Lihi Lapid is a bestselling Israeli author, photojournalist, columnist, and activist. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Yair Lapid, the former Prime Minister of Israel, and their two children. This is her third novel.

Praise For…


"From the very first page, it becomes unmistakably clear that this novel is much more than a thriller, as enthralling as it might be. The true mystery Lapid seeks to unveil is one of the most burning questions of our time: What does it mean to be a woman in today’s world? On Her Own is a book you will want all the women in your life to read." — Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, award-winning author of Waking Lions

"On Her Own?’s plot is propul­sive . . . From start to fin­ish, On Her Own is an engag­ing, illu­mi­nat­ing sto­ry of fam­i­ly and injury. It exam­ines grief, the fal­lac­i­es of wish­ful think­ing, and per­sis­tent hope in a way that many read­ers will find memorable.” — Jewish Book Council

“Lihi Lapid masterfully weaves a heart-wrenching, female-driven narrative that offers readers a powerful glimpse into the depths of humanity and the lesser-known corners of Israeli society. Infused with love and care for her characters, Lapid takes us on an enthralling, emotionally charged journey that will grab your attention and deeply touch your heart.”   — Noa Tishby, author of Israel: a Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth

"Loneliness brushes up against loneliness and ignites a spark of love and hope in Lihi Lapid's heart-mending, compelling novel." — Zeruya Shalev, international bestselling author of Pain and The Remains of Love.

"Lapid weaves a fascinating, engrossing and poignant story with a plot so propulsive that you won't be able to put the book down." — Sarit Yishai-Levy, international bestselling author of The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063309760
ISBN-10: 0063309769
Publisher: HarperVia
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English