Sarah by Orson Scott Card
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In Sarah, author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination and uncanny insight into human nature to flesh out a unique woman — one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women get short shrift in life as well as in the historical record. Sarah 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.

Set in the splendor and excess of Egypt and the starkly beautiful desert landscapes of the Sinai peninsula, Sarah is an altogether believable and provocative drama. This first novel in a trilogy on the women of Genesis illuminates the hardships and the triumphs of a woman destined for greatness.

About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). He is the recipient of a Hugo and a Nebula award. His titles Shadows in Flight and Ruins made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
Published March 18, 2011 by Shadow Mountain. 412 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Vowell has integrated her sarcasm, flat indie-girl affect and kitsch worship — refined in print and on public radio — into a pop history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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National Review Online

And the little thinking he did do led him to think it would be a good idea to select the other party’s former vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Lieberman, as his running mate.

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The Age

How the two women, particularly Julie, managed to distract the suspicion of friends, neighbours, workmen, the police and the Gestapo - even after Julie's love for Franz had cooled - and then take the hapless man to the cellar, forms the novel's narrative backbone.

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The Age

Reviewer rating: Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In her dense, dark and inward-looking second album, What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have, Sarah Blasko immersed herself, and us, in the kind of emotional web that is entrancing for some (myself included) but wearin...

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The Age

''But that golden childhood is a rose-tinted term that people often reflect back on and actually every period has difficulties with children in different ways.'' Possibly even more interesting, though, are those items in the museum's collection that show how little childhood - and parenting - h...

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