Seven Stitches It s been a year since the Big One the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake devastated Portland and while Meryem Zarfati s injuries have healed and her neighborhood is rebuilding her mother is still

  • Title: Seven Stitches
  • Author: Ruth Tenzer Feldman
  • ISBN: 9781932010886
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s been a year since the Big One the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake devastated Portland, and while Meryem Zarfati s injuries have healed and her neighborhood is rebuilding, her mother is still missing Refusing to give up hope, Meryem continues to search for her mother even as she learns to live without her in a changed Portland After she receives a magical prayeIt s been a year since the Big One the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake devastated Portland, and while Meryem Zarfati s injuries have healed and her neighborhood is rebuilding, her mother is still missing Refusing to give up hope, Meryem continues to search for her mother even as she learns to live without her in a changed Portland After she receives a magical prayer shawl handed down from her maternal grandmother, a mysterious stranger appears, and Meryem is called to save a young girl living in slavery in sixteenth century Istanbul The third companion in the Oregon Book Award winning Blue Thread series explores how we recover and rebuild after the worst has happened.

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    1. This is my favorite of the Blue Thread Saga by far. Meryem Zarfati is a fully realized, dynamic protagonist who charmed me through the entirety of the story (although I have to admit I have a weakness for animals, so her goats and chickens were quite delightful as well). The futuristic, dystopian-like landscape paired with the mysterious disappearance of Meryem's mom Jess make for an immediately engaging plot line. Serakh's expected appearance and the monumental task that Meryem must accomplish [...]

    2. Past and future connect in this warm-hearted story.When we first meet Meryem in this time-slip novel set in Portland, Oregon, in the future, she’s looking for her mother, Jessa. The warmth and love between the two is immediately apparent when, finding her gone, Meryem snuggles into Jessa’s bed as per their usual Saturday morning routine, to await her return. Later that day, a massive earthquake erupts, leaving chaos in its wake. Many people are dead or missing. Masses are homeless. Fast-forw [...]

    3. I wanted to read this book for a few reasons: 1) it takes place (partly) in Portland, which is where I live, and imagines a future after "The Big One" hits in 2058; 2) it's a mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and sci-fi which is interesting; and 3) it includes diverse characters. I have not read the previous two books in the series, and although there are references to things that must have happened previously, I think this book also holds up as a standalone and I didn't feel lost. Meryem is d [...]

    4. The third book in Ruth Tenzer Feldman’s Blue Thread saga of companion novels celebrates being the strength of women and Jewish heritage. This book is such a unique blend of science fiction and historical fiction. The women in this series are empowering characters, related by blood, but more importantly by the bond of their heritage and their bond with the time traveling abilityof Serakh and her magical prayer shawl. After the “big one” earthquake shocks the Pacific Northwest, Portland has [...]

    5. Seven Stitches is the third book in the Blue Thread series by Ruth Tenzer Feldman, a series that combines both science fiction and historical fiction in a way that celebrates female power and Jewish heritage. Each of the women in the Blue Thread series are related to each other by blood, but they also share a bond with a time traveling daughter of Jacob (the one with the coat of many colors) named Serakh.In many ways, this book is very unique and different from the other two in the trilogy. It t [...]

    6. In this unflinching look at Portland forty years from now, Ruth Tenzer Feldman tackles issues like global warming, homelessness, and institutionalized racism all while following the journey of a teenage girl who's life has been rocked by tragedy. Seven Stitches launches you into two beautifully intricate worlds - Portland in the near future and Istanbul in the far past - while weaving them together seamlessly through global and timeless issues of morality and justice. Meryem Zarfati is an endear [...]

    7. Ruth Tenzer Feldman's Seven Stitches hits the ground running and never lets up. I stumbled across this book and was first taken by its back cover that begins with, "It's been a year since the big one—the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake." I was intrigued, picked it up and started reading. I never put it down. Feldman creates such recognizable yet unpredictable characters. Meryem goes on both physical and introspective journeys, one to save a young girl trapped in slavery in 16th-century Ist [...]

    8. The third companion to Ruth Tenzer Feldman’s Blue Thread saga, Seven Stitches imagines a future Portland in the aftermath of the Cascadia subduction zone earthquake. The story centers on Meryem, a young girl still in search of her mother as their community begins to rebuild itself. She receives a prayer shawl connected to her maternal Jewish ancestry, and its unusual powers land Meryem in sixteenth-century Istanbul where she works to free a girl trapped in slavery. With many elements unfolding [...]

    9. Seven Stitches is a wonderful young adult novel split between 2059 Portland and sixteenth-century Istanbul. I enjoyed Ruth Tenzer Feldman's voice and the descriptions throughout the novel; at times, I felt intimately familiar with the setting despite having never been there in real life. Meryem is an enchanting YA protagonist with real and identifiable motives; Serakh is mysterious, aloof at times but friendly. Their interactions feel real and satisfy the reader. Ruth Tenzer Feldman's imaginatio [...]

    10. Although this is a continuation of the characters and family story from Blue Thread and The Ninth Day, you do not need to read them to follow the beautifully written story of Seven Stitches--though I would highly recommend it. Ruth Tenzer Feldman has crafted a Portland that doesn't look much different than the present-day--residents are concerned with air quality, urban gardening, and displaced members of society. The major difference? The Big One has come and gone and Portland is in a state of [...]

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