The Lives of Rachel by JOEL GROSS

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A literary miracle. Even more powerful and epic in scope than Books of Rachel, The Lives of Rachel told with passion, evocative detail and love.-Cynthia Freeman


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Gross is a playwright and screenwriter. He received his MA in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is a member of PEN, the Dramatists Guild, Authors Guild, and Writers Guild.
Published October 1, 1984 by New American Library. 424 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Constantinople, the black plague strikes--and Rachel the healer teaches her fiancÉ, a great doctor called in by a double-dealing bishop, that one must treat patients with ""senses open to the spirit that moves all creatures."" And finally, when the Crusades come to Mainz in 1096, with its murder...

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