The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal  Samuel

The Mystics of Mile End

bySigal Samuel

Kobo ebook | April 14, 2015

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Brother and sister Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal’s Mile End—a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that around the corner Mr. Katz is trying to recreate the Biblical Tree of Knowledge out of plucked leaves, toilet paper rolls, and dental floss. When their father, a professor of Jewish mysticism, is diagnosed with an unusual heart murmur, he becomes convinced that his heart is whispering divine secrets. But when their father’s frenzied attempts to ascend the Tree of Life lead to tragedy, Samara and Lev set out (in separate and divisive ways) to finish what he’s started. It falls to next-door neighbour and Holocaust survivor Chaim Glassman to shatter the silence that divides the members of the Meyer family. But can he break through to them in time? A remarkable debut novel reminiscent of The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and Bee Season by Myla Goldberg.

Title:The Mystics of Mile EndFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:FreehandLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1460405137

ISBN - 13:9781460405130

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it This is a wonderful story. I over the characters.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book This book, written in four different, yet intertwined voices, follow the lives of one family and the obsession with climbing the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Even if you're not Jewish, you will enjoy this book. It is a book that reminds us of our obsession of attempted redemption for those whom we have lost. Beautifully written book.
Date published: 2016-12-27