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By Dara Horn

The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of the way know-how adjustments reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.
Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an program that documents every thing its clients do. while an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a specialist, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to head. yet in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith loose to take over Josie’s lifestyles at domestic, together with her husband and daughter, whereas Josie’s expertise for conserving thoughts turns into a shocking attempt of her empathy and her basically technique of get away.
A century prior, one other traveller arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor attempting to find a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. either he and Josie are haunted by way of the paintings of the medieval thinker Moses Maimonides, a physician and rationalist who sought to reconcile religion and technological know-how, future and loose will. yet what Schechter reveals, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant existence, will demonstrate the ability and perils of what Josie’s inventive 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 advisor for the Perplexed is a unique of profound internal which means and brilliant imagination.

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He remembers him in the best of “spirited” lad, be even if he only considers him lights, — as as an exuberant, he confessed third rate poet. Dear Heinz, I implore you to write a few words of Alex’s work in your next letter. You could make up for to — a (And if you don’t to add a want to do few words of praise for approval a great deal. ) . . very effective role in tracking thing lie refuses to do at the a just as he refuses every scrap of food! Incidentally, the way your wife butted in on your quite unmotivated.

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The one where you your apodictic sentence on his poems “The Moumed Morlitzen" and “A Knave‘s Prayers”! The poor chap couldn't contain himaell‘ any more and burst into tears. He was so sad that you didn’t pronounced have word to say about his work. “ He remembers him in the best of “spirited” lad, be even if he only considers him lights, — as as an exuberant, he confessed third rate poet. Dear Heinz, I implore you to write a few words of Alex’s work in your next letter. You could make up for to — a (And if you don’t to add a want to do few words of praise for approval a great deal.

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