The Golem and the Jinni
Whoa. People have been raving about this book for a while and I see why. It’s both history lesson and unconventional love story. History from all over the world, from 1890s America to ancient middle east. The blending of cultures is astounding. I learned so much about Syrian culture and Jewish tradition. Plus, a glimpse into America at the turn of the 20th century from the squalor to the mansion parlor. I can’t recommend this enough. So beautiful and unexpected. She perfectly weaves several stories together in ways that a reader can follow and yet still feel surprised. Really masterful storytelling. I can’t wait for her next!