A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn
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A Guide for the Perplexed Summary
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When an Egyptian library invites her to visit as a consultant, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to go. But in Egypt's postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted - leaving Judith free to take over Josie's life at home, including her husband and daughter, while Josie's talent for preserving memories becomes a surprising test of her empathy and her only means of escape.
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"Readers will be taken in by this literary thriller's fast-paced plot and complicated but well-imaged characters." - Library Journal
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Dara Horn Author Biography
Dara Horn was born in New Jersey in 1977 and received her PhD in comparative
literature from Harvard University in 2006. In 2007 Horn was chosen by Granta
magazine as one of the Best Young American Novelists. Her first novel, In the
Image, published by W. W. Norton & Company, received a 2003 National Jewish
Book Award, the 2002 Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and the 2003 Reform Judaism
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