The Golem + the Jinni, by Helene WeckerRead about another entry on the list.
Another historical fiction novel, this time spanning the time and space between the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and New York City. Chava is a golem, created by a Rabbi with nefarious goals who dies while transporting her from Poland to the city. Ahmad is a jinni from Syria, released from a lamp to run wild in New York in 1899—while still not being entirely free. These two mythical beings meet and an undeniable—and potentially dangerous—connection between them forms.
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