Book: The Golem and the Jinni: a novel by Helene Wecker
The Golem's life began on the hold of a steamship. The year was 1899; the ship the Baltika, crossing from Danzig to New York. The Golem's master, a man named Otto Rotfeld, had smuggled her aboard in a crate and hidden her among the luggage.Friday 56: (Actually page 52 this week. See explanation below.)
She read the book three times through, trying to understand these long ago people. Their motives, needs, and fears were always on the surface, as easy for her to grasp as those of a man passing by.My Comments: A golem is a person made out of clay. I started listening to this audiobook in June, set it aside while we traveled, and then just picked it back up this week after a five week hiatus. In order to find the quotes, I had to look in the Google book. The only provided pages went up to page 52, that is why my quote is from that page rather than 56. To be honest I'm a bit freaked out by the length of the audiobook. It has 22 discs. An average book has 11-14. Eek. I will be listening to this book for months!