BOOK REVIEW: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in.Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task.