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November 15, 2020

The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas (288 pages)
In this spellbinding novel, a young man journeys from California to Cairo to unravel centuries-old family secrets.  Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family.  The Last Watchman of Old Cairo is a moving page-turner of a novel from acclaimed storyteller Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces–potent magic, forbidden love–that boldly attempt to bridge that divide. [Lynda; Barbara Brickman].

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