The cover of "The Hidden Saint"

The Hidden Saint

Mark Levenson ’78

In a fantasy novel described as “Fiddler on the Roof meets The Lord of the Rings,” Levenson marries real-life history with Jewish folklore. Set in Eastern Europe in the 18th century, it offers an origin story for his character of Rabbi Adam, a spiritual leader and family man who goes up against wizards, witches, and demons to protect his community. “The story is such a page-turner I read it in one night,” says a reviewer in the Jerusalem Post. “If I were a gambling man, I would bet my money that The Hidden Saint will be made into a film.” Also a puppeteer and a playwright, Levenson has had his Jewish-themed short fiction published in several magazines.

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