Some novels are so stunning that they ruin every other novel you will read for months to come. As they approach perfection, everything else pales in comparison. Who by Fire is one such book.

-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California



…engaging, engrossing narrative…a book that we could all learn from.

-The Jerusalem Post



Spechler’s characters are lovable despite their numerous faults, and the story is not just dark but funny.

-Library Journal



…compelling debut novel….Spechler’s characters are engaging, and her contemplation of a family in anguish is affecting.

-Cleveland Plain Dealer








Bits and Ash were children when the kidnapping of their younger sister, Alena—an incident for which Ash blames himself—caused an irreparable family rift. Thirteen years later, Ash is living as an Orthodox Jew in Israel, cutting himself off from his mother, Ellie, and his wild-child sister, Bits. But soon he may have to face them again; Alena's remains have finally been uncovered. Now Bits is traveling across the world in a bold and desperate attempt to bring her brother home and salvage what's left of their family.


Sharp and captivating, Who by Fire deftly explores what happens when people try to rescue one another.


















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