The Golem and the Jinni

Download or Read eBook The Golem and the Jinni PDF written by Helene Wecker and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Golem and the Jinni

Book Synopsis The Golem and the Jinni by : Helene Wecker

“An intoxicating fusion of fantasy and historical fiction. . . . Wecker’s storytelling skills dazzle." —Entertainment Weekly A marvelous and absorbing debut novel about a chance meeting between two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay by a disgraced rabbi knowledgeable in the ways of dark Kabbalistic magic. She serves as the wife to a Polish merchant who dies at sea on the voyage to America. As the ship arrives in New York in 1899, Chava is unmoored and adrift until a rabbi on the Lower East Side recognizes her for the creature she is and takes her in. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert and trapped centuries ago in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard. Released by a Syrian tinsmith in a Manhattan shop, Ahmad appears in human form but is still not free. An iron band around his wrist binds him to the wizard and to the physical world. Chava and Ahmad meet accidentally and become friends and soul mates despite their opposing natures. But when the golem’s violent nature overtakes her one evening, their bond is challenged. An even more powerful threat will emerge, however, and bring Chava and Ahmad together again, challenging their very existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice. Compulsively readable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, in a wondrously inventive tale that is mesmerizing and unforgettable.

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  • Total Pages – 298
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062110855
  • ISBN-13 – 0062110853

Golem and the Jinni : a Novel

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Golem and the Jinni : a Novel

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Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.

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  • Total Pages – 486
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  • ISBN-10 – 0062264311
  • ISBN-13 – 9780062264312

The Hidden Palace

Download or Read eBook The Hidden Palace PDF written by Helene Wecker and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Hidden Palace

Book Synopsis The Hidden Palace by : Helene Wecker

"Richly nuanced and beautiful. . . . An immersive and magical tale of loneliness, love, and finding hope.” (Buzzfeed) “A layered novel of many complex characters…To keep their worlds safe, Chava and Ahmad must access both their greatest supernatural powers and their deepest human impulses.” (Historical Novels Review) In this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I— the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni—Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world. Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human—just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined—but they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other. Both Chava and Ahmad have changed the lives of the people around them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous female jinni who’s been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele—not knowing that she’s about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector. Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart—especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?

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  • Total Pages – 546
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062468741
  • ISBN-13 – 006246874X

The Golem and the Djinni

Download or Read eBook The Golem and the Djinni PDF written by Helene Wecker and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Golem and the Djinni

Book Synopsis The Golem and the Djinni by : Helene Wecker

Tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Struggling to make their way in this strange new place, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their neighbors while masking their true natures

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  • Total Pages – 486
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  • ISBN-10 – 0007480172
  • ISBN-13 – 9780007480173

Marion's 25

Download or Read eBook Marion's 25 PDF written by Marion Hill and published by Red Mango Publishing via PublishDrive. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 57 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Marion's 25

Book Synopsis Marion's 25 by : Marion Hill

The book you need to read when you don’t know what books to read! Reading is one of life’s great pleasures, and every time you discover a new book it brings a world of excitement and a new emotional journey into your life. It also creates a unique connection between you, the author, and the other readers who have experienced the book for themselves. But with so many books to choose from, how do you decide what to read? The amount of choice can be overwhelming for seasoned readers and those who are new to books alike. Marion’s 25 solves the problem by offering numerous ideas for great reads, all in one convenient place. Marion Hill, author of the popular Kammbia series of fantasy novels, brings you reviews of 25 of his favorite novels in a wide variety of genres, helping you to decide what to read next, no matter your literary tastes. Marion has reviewed over 160 novels of all genres in his career as a book review blogger since 2011, and here he offers a diverse selection of those he has enjoyed most. You will find reviews of award-winning novels including Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2002) and Emily St John Mantel’s Station Eleven, which received the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2015; popular fantasy novels including Helene Wecker’s debut novel The Golem and the Jinni and The Name of the Wind, first novel in Patrick Rothfuss’s popular Kingkiller Trilogy; the critically acclaimed science fiction novel Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson; and mystery novels including The Long Way Home by New York Times #1 bestselling author Louise Penny plus many more. Whatever types of books you enjoy, you can find something here to expand your reading repertoire and enable you to discover a whole world of exciting books and new authors. Since his early days as a bookstore assistant, Marion Hill has been a passionate reader. He loves the connection that recommending different books to other readers can bring. Now, as a successful author and book reviewer in his own right, he wants to share his love of books with you so you can experience the same joy he feels whenever he enters the world of a new book. Marion’s 25 is the book you need to read so you never again need to wonder what books to read!

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  • Total Pages – 57
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  • ISBN-10 – PKEY:6610000198573
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