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Mary of Nazareth by Marek Halter
Book DescriptionThe ancient world through the eyes of a young Jewish woman--Mary of Nazareth. Mary was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is planned. And against staggering odds, Mary's father is saved from crucifixion. Barabbas--flush with his success--is intent on leading a full-scale rebellion against Herod and the Romans. But as he speaks before Jewish leaders, Mary feels great frustration as the men endlessly debate morality, rebellion, and God's will. She has almost lost her father, but she is nevertheless compelled to speak out against violence. To her surprise, one man listens: Joseph. He makes Mary an offer that will change her life--and the history of the Jewish people--forever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307394842
Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marek Halter
Jewish Odyssey, Hardback (August 2010)
Charts the course of Judaism from its origins in Mesopotamia to its place in the world today. Richly illustrated, the book addresses the extent of Jewish suffering over the years, as well as the lasting contributions of Jews in fields such as science, politics, philosophy, and the arts from Philon to Einstein, Freud to Trotsky, and Kafka to Dylan.
Sarah, Paperback (March 2010)
People may know that Abraham, the great Patriarch of the Old Testament, was the first man to spread God's word. But how many know of his wife, Sarah? How she was born into a wealthy and powerful family in the Sumerian city of Ur?
Lilah, Paperback (May 2007)
In 397 BC, in Susa, the opulent capital of the Persian empire, where the Jews are living in exile, young Lilah is destined for a happy life: she is due to marry Antinoes, a great Persian warrior well known at the king's court. But her beloved brother Ezra, with whom she has been close since childhood, is opposed to this marriage with a foreigner.
Zipporah, Wife of Moses, Paperback / softback» View all books by Marek Halter
Featuring a bold, spirited woman of color as its protagonist, "Zipporah," the story of the wife of Moses, will appeal to a wide range of readers and follows "Sarah" in Halter's Canaan Trilogy.
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Author Biography - Marek Halter
MAREK HALTER was born in Poland in 1936. During World War II, his family escaped the Warsaw ghetto and settled in France. He is the author of several critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling novels, including the "Canaan Trilogy: Sarah; Zipporah, Wife of Moses"; and "Lilah." "From the Hardcover edition."
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