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Sarah (Canaan Trilogy) Paperback – 12 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 325 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA); Reprint edition (12 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400052785
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400052783
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sarah's story begins in the cradle of civilization: the Sumerian city-state of Ur, a land of desert heat, towering gardens, and immense wealth. The daughter of a powerful lord, Sarah balks at the marriage her father has planned for her. On her wedding day, she impulsively fl ees to the vast, empty marshes outside the city walls, where she meets a young man named Abram, son of a tribe of outsiders. Drawn to this exotic stranger, Sarah spends one night with him and reluctantly returns to her father's house. But on her return, she secretly drinks a poisonous potion that will make her barren and thus unfi t for marriage.
Many years later, Abram returns to Ur and discovers that the lost, rebellious girl from the marsh has been transformed into a splendid woman--the high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. But Sarah gives up her exalted life to join Abram's tribe and follow the one true God, an invisible deity who speaks only to Abram. It is then that her journey truly begins.
From the great ziggurat of Ishtar to the fertile valleys of Canaan to the bedchamber of the mighty Pharaoh himself, Sarah's story reveals an ancient world full of beauty, intrigue, and miracles.

About the Author

Marek Halter was born in Poland in 1936. His family escaped the Warsaw Ghetto and settled in France. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed bestselling novels, including The Book of Abraham. Halter's second and third novels about women of the Bible, Zipporah and Lilah, will be published in 2005 and 2006, respectively. He lives in Paris.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 3.8 out of 5 stars 113 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, but seemed to be wander a bit from the Biblical presentation 5 April 2017
By Glen Olson - Published on
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This past year I have been reading a several biographies on old testament characters. I like to read those that presents a woman's point of view. This was good in that I was able to learn what life may have been like at the time that Sarah (Sarai) lived. I felt that a little too much liberty was taken in the story line. It paralleled the Biblical story, but seemed to develop a background that for her that seemed a bit unlikely. Still, I did enjoy the read and felt like I did learn from it.
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book 18 Dec. 2016
By Larissa - Published on
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I loved this book. I'm fascinated by women in the Bible, and this fictional account of Sarah's life is vivid and very interesting.
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 12 Sept. 2015
By Ron T - Published on
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If you are looking for something that follows the Biblical account exactly, then this is not going to please you. This is a fictional novel that generally aligns with the story of Abraham and Sarah. In the Genesis account there is minimal background revealed about Sarah. We are told she is Abram's wife, she is barren and she was beautiful. I felt Halter provided a creative work to weave those points into a thoughtful novel. The interaction of the characters to each other and circumstances was the interesting aspect of the book. That's because we know how things ended!
4.0 out of 5 stars Sarah is a beautiful woman and is frighten to have to submit to ... 7 Oct. 2015
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The Story is well written but very explicit about the sexual requirement of the young girl. Sarah is a beautiful woman and is frighten to have to
submit to the men of her time. She was really a child. I love the story of Abram and Sari ,it is truly a love story. It follow pretty well the events written in the Old Testament but much more explicit than I think would be appropriate for a young girl to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story 14 Oct. 2013
By Jane - Published on
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This was an interesting story. If it was true, it'd be enlightening. I always have wondered where these women the men of God came from and what their lives were like. This is an optional view. I don't recall the Bible telling us much about where Sarai/Sarah came from or what her life was like before Abraham so this is an interesting concept. It's a good story. I liked it. Give it a try. You might to.
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