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The Golem and the Jinni

by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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    Apr 2013, 496 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2014, 512 pages

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Power Reviewer Betty Taylor

Supernatural Beings Trying to Blend In
This book takes a bit to get into. Wecker takes her time fully developing the characters. But it is well worth the wait. These are two supernatural beings accidentally released upon mid-1800's New York City. They try to adapt and fit in. If you are used to stories of golems this one is unique as the golem is a woman. So here's a large woman made of clay and a large jinni trying to fit in. The book is written so well that you can feel their anger, their fear, their trepidation, their happiness, their sorrow. There are wonderful supporting characters that help -- or hinder -- their journey. An amazing story!
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