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"Sanders, whose first novel Kamikaze Lust, won a 2000 Lambda Literary Award, offers an international espionage thriller in which a failed Olympic speed skater falls for her father's lover, a former Israeli army pilot turned corporate spy."
"This is a book of murky morality and uncertain resolutions. Which is to say, a thriller of literary pedigree, unbound by convention...If you're seeking a cathartic resolution in the final pages, you might be disappointed--but you shouldn't be surprised. Not when you're talking about Israel and corrupt fortunes, and madness, obsession, and abuse. These are the themes of timeless fiction; we can work through them and seek something resembling sanity. Just don't expect to find a safe, comforting space in the pages of Lauren Sanders's discomforting and terrific book."
"[A] thrilling tale of espionage, family ties, sex, love, and betrayal. If you're looking for an exciting and juicy read, look no further."
--The Advocate, Included in "17 New Books About LGBT Families"
"Set in contemporary Israel, The Book of Love and Hate by Lambda Literary Award-winning author Lauren Sanders follows failed Olympic speed skater Jennifer on a quest to find her missing billionaire father as she encounters 'fake Orthodox Jews, queer Palestinians on the run' and a host of others."
---Bay Area Reporter
“The Book of Love and Hate, a new novel from Lambda Literary Award winner Lauren Sanders, tells of protagonist Jennifer Baron encounters with queer Palestinians in Israel while searching for her missing father."
"A literary spy thriller and love story that shifts between New York and Israel, The Book of Love and Hate by Lauren Sanders is told from the perspective of a failed Olympic skater, trying to stay sober. Traveling to Israel in search of her disappeared father, she encounters a Mossad agent gone bad, fake Orthodox Jews, gay Palestinians on the run and others wandering the Holy Land."
--The New York Jewish Week, included in Fall Books Preview
"Sanders knows how to craft a story. The storyline is riveting, and the personal development of the characters kept me engaged on a deeper level than even her thrilling plot could. Her prose is beautiful and brings you to an ending that is sure to have you reeling."--Windy City Times
"Brilliant...Like Jeanette Winterson, with dazzling language and character anathema to sensibilities, Sanders spotlights human transgression...The Book of Love and Hate contains lessons of patriarchal pitfalls, written with a brilliance sure to challenge social constructs via opposition, shining a light on non-binary thinking and lesbian love."
Jennifer Baron is a failed Olympic speed skater now running her family's foundatio