Check Out These
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
See the List
Best Seller
An Imperfect Lens by Anne Roiphe

An Imperfect Lens

  • Ebook $9.99

    Dec 18, 2007 | 304 Pages

Product Details

Praise

Advance Praise For An Imperfect Lens


“With dazzling richness and suspense, Anne Roiphe brings to life 19th-century Alexandria and its myriad cultures. An Imperfect Lens subtly delineates the interplay of venality and compassion within men and women struggling to cope with disaster. This is a novel of exceptional immediacy and insight.” —Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light

“Set in the borderlands between science and religion, East and West, enlightenment and ignorance, An Imperfect Lens is a wonderfully written story reminding us that medical research was not always an industry but, rather, a sacred calling and a holy quest. Poetic, fascinating, and a damn good read.” —Mary Doria Russell, author of The Sparrow

“Weaving together the true-life story of scientists trying to stem a deadly epidemic, and the struggle of a Jewish family to survive political repression circa 1880s Egypt, Anne Roiphe has written a fascinating, almost painfully vivid novel that is compulsively readable.” —Naomi Ragen, author of The Covenant


From the Hardcover edition.

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top