Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope
Publisher: Fig Tree Books
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Source: Fig Tree Books
From the publisher’s description: It’s 1994 and Adam, a drug addict from New York City, arrives at a kibbutz in Israel with a medieval sapphire brooch. To make up for a past crime, he needs to get the priceless heirloom to a woman his grandfather loved when he was a Holocaust refugee on the kibbutz fifty years earlier.
You may have noticed that book reviews have become quite scarce here on The Relentless Reader. I have found that chatting about books on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on The Socratic Salon to be a more fun and effective way for me to evangelize.
But this book? This book won’t leave my mind. The moment it arrived in the mail I was taken in by its looks. Do you see that cover? I know it’s tawdry to be swayed by the outsides of something. I couldn’t help it. The insides were just as lovely, thankfully.
Safekeeping is filled with the things that I love most in books. The time period is one that is close to my heart, the characters are beautifully dangerous, and the setting is incredibly alive in Hope’s hands.
Hope has created a world, a story, a place that I want to go back to again. Now, I’m off to badger her on Twitter because I cannot get the ending out of my head.(Sequel, please??) And you? You’re off to get your hands on a copy of this book.
Seriously. Go do it.