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Starred Booklist review


Today on Booklist, a starred review for The Book of Esther from Donna Seaman, a reviewer who really gets the whole project. I’m so excited and grateful!

An excerpt: “Barton’s audacious tale of an otherwordly uprising against the Nazis is a wild pageant of tumult and valor, magic and inventiveness, which, for all its humor, sensuality, steampunk brio, and full-tilt military action, is profoundly inquisitive. […] With intimations of Cynthia Ozick and Michael Chabon, Barton is spellbinding and provocative in this refulgent, topsy-turvy, questing fantasy, a mettlesome response to anti-Semitism and the forever-haunting Holocaust.”

on The Book of Esther

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