cover by Will Staehle

Sacha Lamb’s debut novel, WHEN THE ANGELS LEFT THE OLD COUNTRY, is a 2022 National Jewish Book Award Finalist in Young Adult Fiction. Available now at your book retailer of choice!

Available on audio from Libro.fm with narration by Donald Corren (2023 Earphones Award Winning Audiobook!)

Also available as an eBook for Kindle, Nook or Kobo.

“Steeped in Ashkenazi lore, custom, and faith, this beautifully written story deftly tackles questions of identity, good and evil, obligation, and the many forms love can take.” Kirkus (starred review)

“Richly imagined and plotted, this inspired book has the timeless feeling of Jewish folklore.” Booklist (starred review)

“Simultaneously an exploration of personal identity and the relationship between good and evil, this expansive tale, interpreted through both the Talmud and Jewish folklore, follows Little Ash and the angel’s experiences leaving behind everything they’ve ever known. Broad in scope, the strong queer relationships at its core, particularly between Little Ash and the angel, provide an unfaltering anchor.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)



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