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Recently Ruth Gordon, a friend and blog reader messaged me on Facebook
concerning a book she absolutely could not put down. THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, April 2013. Reviewers and readers labeled it part fantasy and part historical fiction. This is a first novel by Wecker..... it sounds very intriguing......

Here's Ruth Gordon's  review of  THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI:

The GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker is one of the most unusual books.. Two mythical characters, the Golem and the Jinni, travel from old world to the new, adapting as they go, to social norms that are foreign to them. The story has multiple plot lines and many characters.

While this is a compelling read, it is not a book you will finish in one night. If you do, you’ve probably missed a lot.The author’s narrative is so precise that you will find that you can picture the inhabitants of this complex world and their environs quite clearly as you follow their stories. If you take pleasure in a book that holds surprises at many turns and can entertain a merging of the supernatural and mundane, you will find this to be an intelligent and enjoyable read.

Ruth Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice.
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