The Autobiography of God
By (author) Julius Lester
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Autobiography of God by Julius Lester
Book DescriptionRebecca Nachman is a Rabbi without a synagogue. Having resigned from her dwindling congregation, she now works as a college counselor at a small Vermont college advising students about private matters and offering the "Jewish perspective" on issues raised at faculty dinner parties.Deeply lonely and on the edge of losing her faith, she comes into possession of a Torah, the last relic of Czechowa, a village of Polish Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis. With the Torah, the unquiet spirits of the village dead begin to visit Rebecca. On one visit they leave a manuscript written in Hebrew and titled My Life, an autobiography by God who, like any eager author, is seeking a sympathetic reader. No one has ever finished reading the manuscript, including Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Maimonides, and Augustine. God thinks Rebecca will. Rebecca's life is further complicated when one of her advisees-a troubled young woman who seemed on the verge of confessing something-is found murdered. As the college struggles to comprehend the tragedy and a police investigation is launched, Rebecca begins reading, and so comes to confront the central challenge to her faith in His most troubling and unlikely incarnation.Julius Lester's first adult novel in more than a decade, "The Autobiography of God" marks the return of an utterly original and provocative voice in American letters, addressing religion with wicked humor and profound reverence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312348489
Paperback / softback
(209mm x 141mm x 17mm)
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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When the girl, Silence, is sent by the trees to save Yesterday, she doesn't know what her task is, only that it is important. Returning to the village that cast her out, Silence recognizes her purpose: to join the dead with the living in an act that celebrates their memory.
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Let's Talk about Race, Paperback / softback (March 2009)
Award winners Lester and Barbour deliver an original and boldly painted exploration of the commonalities shared by everyone and the details that make each person unique. Full color.
Guardian, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Julius Lester
Coretta Scott King Award-winner and Newbery Honoree Lester delivers a haunting and poignant novel about what happens when a group of people denies the humanity of others. The book contains powerful imagery and disturbing revelations about evil and the struggle to be good, in a story of self-realization and redemption.
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Author Biography - Julius Lester
Julius Lester is the author of over 30 books for children and adults, for which he has received numerous awards including a Newbery Honor, ALA Notable Book, and "Smithsonian Magazine" Best Book of the Year. He lives in Belcherdown, MA.
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