This month we are reading:
Hertmans, Stefan. The Convert. 267 pages
DC: book – 5 available out of 10 copies.
MC: ebook – 3 available; book – 10 available.
Based on two fragments from the Cairo Genizah – a repository of more than 300,000 manuscripts and documents stored in the upper chamber of a synagogue in Old Cairo, author has pieced together a remarkable work of imagination, re-creating the tragic story of two star-crossed lovers whose steps he retraces almost a millennium later. Blending fact and fiction, and with immense imagination and stylistic ingenuity, Hertmans painstakingly depicts Vigdis’ terrible trials, bringing the Middle Ages to life and illuminating a chaotic world of love and hate.
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