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Bethesda Fountain is where Ahmad and Sophia first met, and Sophia called her "The Angel of the Waters."

THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI, by Helene Wecker. I loved this story! It's like an adult fairy tale based in Hebrew folklore. You'll be hooked after Chapter 1

The Golem and the Jinni (P.S.) by Helene Wecker: A brilliant blend of historical fiction and literary fantasy set in late 19th-century New York. Beautifully written and carefully researched, this is the story of an unlikely friendship between two beings straight out of mythology: a jinni and a golem, who more or less...

Helene Wecker's remarkable debut, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI, combines two legendary beings from Jewish and Arabian folklore.

This is the bethesda statue which the jinni is confused about the angle and what it is.

Top 10 | Wecker's luminous tale is something of a hybrid — equal parts literary fantasy, magical realism, and historical fiction, generously...


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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker-April 23, 2013. Sounds interesting.

Jewish folklore meets Arabic folklore in turn of the century NYC, and it's a LOVE story? Incredible read!!