I read The Golem and the Jinni back in April. I liked it a lot. I gave it a 3.0, which is a very solid rating for me. It's another debut author/novel that hits the mark. We're very fortunate here in the Bay Area to have so many talented authors. Helene is definitely in that group. This is the 2nd time I have seen her (the 1st time was at Rakestraw Books in Danville earlier this year), and I have learned something new about her each time.
And here's a very important piece of news: Helene is coming to Village House of Books on Wednesday night, January 27, at 7:00. Her book comes out in paperback earlier that month, and VHofB will have both hardcovers and paperbacks on hand for your reading and signing pleasure. Mark your calendars. She's delightful.