Library Journal praises The People of the Book

The People of the BookLibrary Journal reviews The People of the Book and says:

“From Rachel Pollack’s distinctive retelling of the story of Joseph (“Burning Beard: The Dreams and Visions of Joseph Ben Jacob, Lord Viceroy of Egypt”) to Matthew Kressel’s far future tale of apocalypse and historic preservation (“The History Within Us”), the 20 stories in this collection reveal the Jewish experience through the medium of fantastic literature. Contributions by Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, Michael Chabon, and other authors demonstrate the rich literary tradition of Jewish culture. ­

VERDICT From tales of golems and dybbukim to stories that touch on the Holocaust, this sampling of tales from the last decade will appeal to both sf fans and readers interested in Jewish literature.”