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Sacred Trash by Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole.. Tag team archeology: my favorite new sport! This duo’s thriller recounts a treasure hunt, culminating in the splendors of found “trash” texts that illuminate medieval Judaism. This is more adventure than history, you’ll agree.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Beautifully written, learned and lucid, Sacred Trash is a treasure that should not be hidden . . . Exquisitely realized."

The San Francisco Chronicle

"An extended act of celebration of Cairo’s historical Jewish community, their documents, and their documents’ 20th-century students . . . wonderfully revived by Hoffman and Cole."

The New York Times

Author bio: Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, which was named a best book of 2009 by the Barnes & Noble Review. Peter Cole’s most recent book of poems is Things on Which I’ve Stumbled. His many volumes of award-winning translations include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950––1492. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007. Hoffman and Cole live, together, in Jerusalem and New Haven. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Trash-Geniza-Jewish-Encounters/dp/0805242589

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (304 pp. Refusology: Kindle/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://schocken.knopfdoubleday.com/2011/05/09/sacred-trash-by-adina-hoffman-and-peter-cole/

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