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"There is no doubt in my mind, The Drinker is Fallada's most honest and courageous book. "

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  • "It is hard to believe that Bitter is the author's debut novel, it is so beautifully written and heartbreaking…. A superb and highly recommended read." (Aya Ibraheem, "Saloona") more…

  • "Bitter is a masterpiece. Francesca Jakobi's writing is guaranteed to move you. A must read." (Shira Miller, "Pinookim") more…

  • Bitter – "A beautiful human story populated by well developed characters and with scenes that border between the tragic and the comic." (Suzan Tsadok, "The Book Parliament") more…

  • "Bitter broke my heart. At the beginning I felt no connection with Gilda… but after reading about her childhood and adolescence… I fell in love with her character and towards the end of the book could not stop my tears from flowing. Bitter is a wonderful and moving book. I highly recommend it." (Hagit Ben-Hur, "The Book Parliament") more…

  • Bitter – "What a heartbreaking book! Highly readable, I couldn't put down and towards the end even shed an unwanted tear. I loved it and highly recommend this touching book." (Carolyn Zeroni, "Nuritha") more…

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Founded in 1997, Penn Publishing's first contributions to the world of literature were its original, modern translations of world classics and best-sellers. Since its inception, however, Penn has seen remarkable growth not only in its audience, but especially in its catalogue and variety of publications.

Working in cooperation with international publishing houses, we have already earned a reputation as one of the freshest, most innovative publishers and packagers of books in the industry today. Illustrated books that unite the highest quality photography with the informative texts of leading scholars make up the greater part of our international titles. English-language works in categories such as Travel and Culture, and contemporary Lifestyle and Culinary books, are amongst our most recent and our upcoming publications.

Our Hebrew catalogue is comprised of translations of world classics and best-sellers, and includes both fiction and non-fiction. We are proud to announce that we are the exclusive Hebrew publishers of the complete works of Ernest Hemingway and the extensive series of Barnes & Noble's Classics.

Many of our translations of these timeless stories will be the very first available to the Hebrew-speaking world. We encourage you to explore our site and stay in touch with us. If you'd like to be amongst the first to receive notification of our new publications and achievements, you are invited to join our mailing list and watch us grow