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By Michal Lemberger,Jonathan Kirsch

“Her wisdom of the Bible is obvious and her creativity shines via as she weaves 9 considerate and layered bills of far away, advanced times.”
—Publisher's Weekly

“Reminiscent of Anita Diamant’s The purple Tent. . . . those fantastically written tales think like assembly Eve, Lot’s spouse, and lots of different compelling characters for the 1st time.” —LAUREL CORONA, writer of The Mapmaker’s Daughter and The 4 Seasons: a unique of Vivaldi’s Venice

“Stunning.” —MOLLY ANTOPOL, writer of The UnAmericans

“Gorgeous and captivating.” —DARA HORN, writer of A consultant for the Perplexed and The international to Come

“Marvelous.” —MICHELLE HUNEVEN, writer of Off Course and Blame

“What struck me so much approximately those tales is their transparent, guaranteed confidence—as if Michal Lemberger had pulled aside a few of the traces within the outdated tale, spied a brand new tale tucked in there method off in a nook, shimmied in a fishhook and pulled it out.” —AIMEE BENDER, writer of The colour Master and The specific unhappiness of Lemon Cake

“Lemberger liberates the voices which are trapped underneath the [biblical] textual content . . . with artistry and erudition.” —RABBI DAVID WOLPE, Rabbi of Sinai Temple, l. a. and writer of Why religion Matters

Eve considers motherhood.
Miriam has a tendency Moses.
Lot’s spouse seems back.

Vividly reimagined with startling modern readability, Michal Lemberger’s debut number of brief tales offers voice to silent, oft-marginalized biblical ladies: their objectives, their love for his or her youngsters, their values, their great struggles and demanding situations. knowledgeable via Lemberger’s deep wisdom of the Bible, every one of those 9 tales tale recasts a biblical saga from the point of view of a pivotal woman.

Michal Lemberger’s nonfiction and journalism have seemed in Slate, Salon, Tablet, and different guides, and her poetry has been released in a couple of print and on-line journals. a narrative from After Abel, her first number of fiction, used to be featured in Lilith Magazine. Lemberger holds an MA and PhD in English from UCLA and a BA in English and faith from Barnard university. She has taught the Hebrew Bible as Literature at UCLA and the yank Jewish collage. She used to be born and raised in manhattan and now lives in la along with her husband and daughters.

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