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Michael David Lukas: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

(Fiction, 288 pp. 2018)

The story of a Berkeley literature student exploring his Jewish mother and Muslim father’s tangled roots in the history of Cairo’s ancient synagogue is intertwined with that of British twin sisters, Agnes and Margaret, who in 1897 depart Cambridge on a mission to rescue sacred texts that have begun to disappear from the synagogue.

Kirkus Review

Review by Esther Nussbaum, Jewish Book Council

Review by Natalie Bakopoulos, San Francisco Chronicle, April 22, 2018

Review by Brandon Yu, East Bay Express, March 14, 2018

Lydia Kiesling interviews Michael David Lukas, The Millions, March 13, 2018