Friday, May 22, 2015

My Quill and Quire review of The Mystics of Mile End, by Sigal Samuel ...

... is now online at the Q&Q website. I don't really have a ton to add beyond what is in the review. I know this book has gotten some media attention over the last couple weeks and is all over the bookshops now. If it sounds like something you'd be interested in, I encourage you to go check it out. Sigal Samuel writes quite well and there are many aspects of this novel about Jewish mysticism and the binds that tie families together that are well-done and enjoyable.



  1. I thought this book was brilliant! So glad that you highlighted it here on your blog. (I read your Quill review and I know what you mean about the ending though. But I still loved it!) I think Samuel is going to be a real force on the writing scene in the years to come.
    (Full disclosure: Freehand is my publisher-to-be too, which is how I found out about this novel.)

  2. Really glad to hear you enjoyed this book. I've heard/read other people say the same thing. And congrats on the book! Please let Freehand know that I'll happily take a review copy if they've got one to spare for review here on the blog.

    1. Thanks Mark. I'm just filling out my marketing paperwork right now. (Was hoping to find your email on your blog...) Can you send me your mailing address? Here's my email: