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Books and Bagels November 2023: The Golem and the Jinni

Sunday, November 19, 2023

5:30 PM



Join us on Zoom for a stimulating discussion of this book! Link sent via email. To join Books & Bagels, email Barbara Poehls at

This month's book is The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Chava is a Golem from Poland. Ahmad is a Syrian Jinni. Their paths could only cross in New York City at the turn of the 20th century. Despite their opposing natures, the two become friends and allies in a fateful confrontation with a great evil that will threaten their very existence. Wecker weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable into this compulsively readable tale.

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