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By Dara Horn

The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of the way know-how alterations reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.

Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an software that files every thing its clients do. while an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a expert, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to head. yet in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith unfastened to take over Josie’s existence at domestic, together with her husband and daughter, whereas Josie’s expertise for conserving thoughts turns into a stunning try of her empathy and her purely technique of escape.

A century previous, one other visitor arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor looking for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. either he and Josie are haunted through the paintings of the medieval thinker Moses Maimonides, a physician and rationalist who sought to reconcile religion and technology, future and unfastened will. yet what Schechter unearths, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant lifestyles, will demonstrate the ability and perils of what Josie’s inventive paintings brings into being: a global the place not anything is ever forgotten.

An engrossing experience that intertwines tales from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the electronic frontier, A consultant for the Perplexed is a unique of profound internal that means and marvelous imagination.

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Ruth Hall, this is Michael Chase. ” “Nice to meet you, Ruth,” Michael said. Still Ruth said nothing, just kept staring. You’d think she’d never seen a guy speak to her best friend before. Since he was getting no response from Ruth, Michael turned back to me and continued where he left off. “Anyway, Ellie, I know it’s early in the week, but I wanted to ask if you were free this Saturday night. ” I shot a glance at Ruth, whose mouth had literally dropped open. We had talked about going to see the new Odeon release ourselves, this upcoming Saturday night.

No. Well, I don’t go on dates—” I turned bright red at my unintentional confession. “What I mean is I don’t have to ‘report in’ or anything—” He laughed. “I’m only kidding, Ellie. ” “A ride? ” “Of course. ” I nodded happily. Michael was quiet as he helped me into his parents’ navy Prius and headed toward my house. I wondered if I’d done or said something wrong, and tried to fill the void with chatter. But Michael seemed perfectly content driving in near-silence, with one hand on the wheel and the other nearly touching mine.

Disentangling myself from my sheets, I slid off the bed and padded over to my dresser, where I’d laid out my clothes for the day. I shivered; I could actually see my breath in the air. Why was it so cold? I looked around the room and saw that my window was ajar. Just a crack, but enough to let in the chilliness of the Maine autumn morning. I didn’t remember opening it before I went to bed. Odd, but I could be a bit absentminded at times. I closed the window, gathered up my clothes, and headed down the short hallway to my bathroom.

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