When the Angels Left the Old Country
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sacha Lamb., & Sacha Lamb|AUTHOR. (2022). When the Angels Left the Old Country . Levine Querido.

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Sacha Lamb and Sacha Lamb|AUTHOR. 2022. When the Angels Left the Old Country. Levine Querido.

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Sacha Lamb and Sacha Lamb|AUTHOR. When the Angels Left the Old Country Levine Querido, 2022.

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Sacha Lamb, and Sacha Lamb|AUTHOR. When the Angels Left the Old Country Levine Querido, 2022.

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    [synopsis] => For fans of "Good Omens"-a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure.

Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn't have a name other than Shtetl). The angel and the demon have been studying together for centuries, but pogroms and the search for a new life have drawn all the young people from their village to America. When one of those young emigrants goes missing, Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her.

Along the way the angel and demon encounter humans in need of their help, including Rose Cohen, whose best friend (and the love of her life) has abandoned her to marry a man, and Malke Shulman, whose father died mysteriously on his way to America. But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they've left behind. Medical exams (and demons) at Ellis Island. Corrupt officials, cruel mob bosses, murderers, poverty. The streets are far from paved with gold.

P R A I S E 

	"Liars, lovers, grifters, a good angel and a wicked one-all held together with the bright red thread of unexpected romance, enduring friendship and America's history. You don't have to be Jewish to love Sacha Lamb-you only have to read."

-New York Times Bestseller, Amy Bloom

★ "Steeped in Ashkenazi lore, custom, and faith, this beautifully written story deftly tackles questions of identity, good and evil, obligation, and the many forms love can take. Queerness and gender fluidity thread through both the human and supernatural characters, clearly depicted without feeling anachronistic. Gorgeous, fascinating, and fun."

-Kirkus (starred)

★ "Richly imagined and plotted, this inspired book has the timeless feeling of Jewish folklore, which is further enhanced by the presence of two magical protagonists, and not one but two dybbuks! In the end, of course, it's the author who has performed the mitzvah by giving their readers this terrific debut novel."

-Booklist (starred)

"I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!!! I read it in two days and then I spent the next two weeks thinking about it. Literally forgot to take my lunch break at work because I was busy thinking about it. This book is SO fun and funny and beautiful. Inherently, inextricably deeply queer-and-Jewish in a way that makes my brain buzz. I am obsessed."

-Piera Varela, Porter Square Books

	"I love this book more than I can say (but I'll try!) I was delighted by the wry narrative voice of this book from the first paragraph. The author perfectly captures the voice of a Jewish folk tale within an impeccably researched early 20th century setting that includes Yiddish, striking factory workers, and revolutionary coffee houses. It gave me so many feelings about identity, love, and their obligations to the world, themselves, and each other. This story will forever have a place in my heart and in my canon of favorite books. I can't wait to have it on my shelves!"

- Marianne Wald, East City Bookshop

"A beautiful story of an angel and demon set on helping an emigrant from their shtetl, and the fierce girl that joins them on the way... A must read for all ages-one filled to the brim with heart."

-Mo Huffman, Changing Hands Bookstore
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