Women of Genesis

Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah

Orson Scott Card,

Women of Genesis: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah
 
 

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New York Times-bestselling author Orson Scott Card gives new life to the stories of the Bible in this unique reimagining of the Biblical tale. These novels illuminate the hardships and triumphs of women destined for history, imagining the human side of their stories.

Sarah: Sarai was a child of ten years, wise for her age but not yet a woman, when she first met Abram. When Abram promises Sarai to return in ten years to take her for his wife, her fate was sealed. With the blessing of their God, a great nation would be built around the core of their love. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, takes on vivid reality as a woman desirable to kings, a devoted wife, and a faithful follower of the God of Abraham, chosen to experience an incomparable miracle.

Rebekah: Born into a time and place where a woman speaks her mind at her peril, and reared as a motherless child by a doting father, Rebekah grew up to be a stunning, headstrong beauty. Rebekah leaves her father's house to marry Isaac, the studious young son of the Patriarch Abraham, only to find herself caught up in a series of painful rivalries. Her struggles to find her place in the family of Abraham are a true test of her faith, but through it all she finds her own relationship with God and does her best to serve His cause in the lives of those she loves.

Rachel and Leah: Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how the women of Genesis change each other—and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. There is Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family—or so it seems to Leah. There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

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