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By Dara Horn

ISBN-10: 0393064891

ISBN-13: 9780393064896

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 documents every little thing its clients do. while an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a expert, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to move. 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 stories turns into a stunning try of her empathy and her basically technique of escape.

A century past, one other traveller arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor trying to find a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. either he and Josie are haunted by means of 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 facility and perils of what Josie’s creative paintings brings into being: an international the place not anything is ever forgotten.

An engrossing event 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 outstanding imagination.

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First Atria Books hardcover edition November 2010 ATRIA BOOKS and colophon are trademarks of Simon 8 Schuster, Inc. com. The Simon 8 Schuster Speakers Bureau can bring authors to your live event. com. Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Morton, Kate, date. 舒1st Atria Books hardcover ed. ŠŠŠŠŠŠp. cm. ŠŠ1. Mothers and daughters舒Fiction. 2. Family secrets舒Fiction. 3. World War, 1939舑1945舒Evacuation of civilians舒Fiction.

He is a story. A tale from long ago, the bars and locks vestiges of a time when people believed such things. Rumors about monsters in moats who lay in wait to prey upon fair maidens. A man to whom an ancient wrong was done, who seeks revenge against his loss, time and time again. But the young girl舒who would frown to hear herself described that way舒is no longer bothered by childhood monsters and fairy tales. She is restless; she is modern and grown-up and hungers for escape. This window, this castle, has ceased to be enough, and yet for the time being it is all she has and thus she gazes glumly through the glass.

Mr. Billing舒Herbert舒is my boss; he舗s also my mentor, champion, and closest friend. I don舗t have many, not the living, breathing sort at any rate. And I don舗t mean that in a sad and lonely way; I舗m just not the type of person who accumulates friends or enjoys crowds. I舗m good with words, but not the spoken kind; I舗ve often thought what a marvelous thing it would be if I could only conduct relationships on paper. And I suppose, in a sense, that舗s what I do, for I舗ve hundreds of the other sort, the friends contained within bindings, page after glorious page of ink, stories that unfold the same way every time but never lose their joy, that take me by the hand and lead me through doorways into worlds of great terror and rapturous delight.

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