Ayuni by Sarah Ansbacher
Ayuni was an incredible book. It played with my emotions so much throughout, at times I was so happy for Miri as she was discovering things about herself and her life, and at other times I was crying so much as my heart broke for both Miri and Ben.
As a Reform Jew, I don’t know much about the Chassidic community, but I’m always eager to learn more, and this book provided me with a great amount of information to help understand that community better. Prior to reading this book, I didn’t even know about the Adeni Jewish community. I loved learning about both of these communities and that Miri and Ben didn’t let preconceived notions they had been taught about each other’s community stop them from spending time together.
Sarah did such an incredible job in building both of the characters of Miri and Ben, that I felt like I knew them. I loved that throughout the book we not only got the perspective of Miri and Ben, but also the secondary characters in the book. I truly did not want this book to end, because I was not ready to say goodbye to these characters.
Thank you so much to Sarah Ansbacher for providing me with a digital copy of the book. It is phenomenal and I hope you will read Ayuni. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can get access to the book for free.