By (author) David Maine
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Preservationist by David Maine
Book Description"Noe says, -I must build a boat.-A boat, she says.-A ship, more like. I'll need the boys to help, he adds as an afterthought.-We're leagues from the sea, she says, or any river big enough to warrant a boat.This conversation is making Noe impatient. -I've no need to explain myself to you.-And when you're done, she says carefully, we'll be taking this ship to the sea somehow?As usual, Noe's impatience fades quickly. -We'll not be going to the sea. The sea will be coming to us."In this brilliant debut novel, Noah's family (or Noe as he's called here)-his wife, sons, and daughters-in-law-tell what it's like to live with a man touched by God, while struggling against events that cannot be controlled or explained. When Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from. When he sends his daughters-in-law out to gather animals, he can offer no directions, money, or protection. And once the rain starts, they all realize that the true test of their faith is just beginning. Because the family is trapped on the ark with thousands of animals-with no experience feeding or caring for them, and no idea of when the waters will recede. What emerges is a family caught in the midst of an extraordinary Biblical event, with all the tension, humanity-even humor-that implies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312328481
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Maine
Flood, Paperback (March 2014)
For when Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from, just that God will provide. When he sends his daughter-in-law out to gather the animals, he can offer no directions, money, or protection. But once the rain starts, they all come to realise that the harshest test of their faith is just beginning.
Monster, 1959, Paperback (January 2009)
K lives on an island in the South Pacific. Natives worship him, girls are sacrificed to him, legends surround him. A pleasurable life indeed! Until a new kind of creature is left as sacrifice - and those who came with her want her back. They want K too, all forty feet of him, with his claws and fangs and butterfly wings.
Fallen, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by David Maine
Beginning with the murder of Abel by his brother, this book rewinds through fury and jealousy, lust and despair, right back to the bite from the apple and mankind's first taste of shame. But, what drove Cain to do the unthinkable?
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Author Biography - David Maine
David Maine was born in 1963 and grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Arizona, and has worked in the mental health systems of Massachusetts and Arizona. He has taught English in Morocco and Pakistan, and since 1998 has lived in Lahore, Pakistan with his wife, novelist Uzma Aslam Khan.
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