Bathsheba Author:Roberta Kells Dorr "One stifling summer evening in Jerusalem, lovely young Bathsheba goes to the roof of her house to bathe. When a noise startles her, she covers herself quickly with a towel and looks behind her to the pavilion of the royal palace across the narrow alleyway. All is in darkness. — But, unseen on the palace roof, a man has been watching- King David ... more »himself. Impulsively he dispatches a message that will ultimately spawn adultery, murder, suicide, war, and the division of the kingdom of Israel. Bathsehba is the story of a woman whoe beauty overwhelmed a king and brought disgrace to a nation. It is the story of battles fought on sun-baked plains of ancient Israel. . . of palace intrigue and village romance. . . of lust and devotion, treachery and responsibility.
From out of the past comes figures as contemporary as tomorrow's headlines: men and women locked in the eternal struggle for power, goverend by appetites they wrestle to control, and all told by a master storyteller."« less