The Angel of Losses, by Stephanie FeldmanRead about another book on the list.
Fans of Catherynne M. Valente’s Deathless can get their folklore and mysticism fix here. Feldman weaves Jewish myth with a heaping helping of family secrets to form an imaginative work that’s part magical realism and part fable. When college student Marjorie finds her grandfather’s mysterious notebook filled with stories about the mysterious White Rebbe, she comes to realize everything she understood about her grandfather, her family, and her thesis (on the legend of the Wandering Jew) is, well, lacking. And then off we go through the centuries—and the various incarnations of folklore—to find out the truth.
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