When the Angels Left the Old Country

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$19.99  $18.59
Levine Querido
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6.2 X 9.4 X 1.4 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author
Sacha Lamb is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow in young adult fiction, and graduated in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University. Sacha lives in New England with a miniature dachshund mix named Anzu Bean. Their debut novel, When The Angels Left The Old Country, was named a Printz Honor Book, a Sydney Taylor Award winner and a Stonewall Book Award winner.

[STAR] "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)

[STAR] "Extraordinary details flesh out this absorbing world... And love emerges in places where angels, demons, and defiant girls did not at first think to look. When the Angels Left the Old Country is a sublime novel about the fantastical, freeing nature of love. -- Foreword Reviews (starred)

[STAR] "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)

[STAR] "Powerfully moving. Broad in scope, the strong queer relationships at its core provide an unfaltering anchor."--Publishers Weekly (starred)
[STAR] "Immersive...Propulsive. A mashup of historical fiction and magical realism, this will find a satisfied audience in fans of both."--BCCB (starred)
"When the Angels Left the Old Coun-try is a phe-nom-e-nal sto-ry that explores gen-der iden-ti-ty and sex-u-al ori-en-ta-tion while show-cas-ing the pow-er of com-mu-ni-ty and the jour-ney one must take to tru-ly know themself." -- Jewish Book Council
[STAR] " Expansive queer tale that marries historical fiction with inventive world-building. Witty, cerebral storytelling." --Horn Book (starred)
2022 Recommended Reading - Locus Magazine