In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist

by Ruchama King Feuerman

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ISBN-13: 9781590177495
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 493,715
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ruchama King Feuerman was born in Nashville, grew up in Virginia and Maryland, and when she was seventeen, bought a one-way ticket to Israel to seek her spiritual fortune. Her first novel, the highly acclaimed Seven Blessings (St Martin’s Press), praised by The New York Times and other publications, was a Hadassah Book Club selection. Dubbed the “Jewish Jane Austen” by Kirkus Reviews, Feuerman has had stories and essays in many publications, and is a winner of the 2012 Moment Magazine Short Fiction Prize, selected by Walter Mosley. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

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In The Courtyard Of The Kabbalist is a beautifully written, emotionally evocative novel enriched by fascinating characters and an unparalleled portrait of the magical city that is Jerusalem. —Jonathan Kellerman

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In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist kept me up all night. It caught me and wouldn't let go. It's more than a romance and more than a novel of self-discovery. It's not just for women or Jews or people who love the mystique of Jerusalem or of the Kabbalah. It's for anyone with a heart. Anyone who has felt the pain of love denied and the excitement of the possibility of love fulfilled. Ms King's first novel was a novel of character, emotion and atmosphere. She has a gift for putting us inside the heads and hearts of her protagonists. Her current novel adds to that with a strong plot that's a "page turner". People die, fall in love, face political intrigue and the danger of incarceration and violence. And yet, at it's heart it is still a novel about tenderness. About the sweetness of love, infatuation, and kindness. About self doubt. About taking emotional chances. When I finished this novel I felt that I knew the protagonists. And I wished that I could be in touch with them, spend time with them. I loved Ms King's first novel, Seven Blessings. So I read In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist with trepidation. I feared that maybe she had just one good novel in her. But Ms. King has grown. Her first book was good. Her second is great. I am eager for the third.
NYlin More than 1 year ago
Well developed likable characters, strong females in a male dominated world. Read it in a weekend and wished for a courtyard where I could go for advice on life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago