Ija Mia delivers an accurate, flamboyant and often stormy depiction of three generations of Israeli women. The first heroine gives birth with the help of an Arab neighbor, amidst riots in the city of Jaffa. She sells cakes and fortune telling. Her daughter, Geula, becomes a business woman, and her daughter, Mia Feldman, a successful concert pianist. We travel to Paris, Lima and New York with the heroines, who suffer deep romantic loss in this fascinating literary and historical journey.
"Oshrat Kotler captivated me with her fascinating historical novel which allowed me to step into the shoes of her characters and experience the colorful and sensual world of Bulgarian emigrants in Tel Aviv from the 1920's to the present."
Yochi Brandes, celebrated author of Akiva's Orchard.