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Seven Days to the Sea: An Epic Novel of the Exodus
Seven Days to the Sea An Epic Novel of the Exodus Author:Rebecca Kohn As a child, Miryam foretells the birth of a leader who will save their people from oppression -- a vision so vivid that she dedicates her life to seeing it fulfilled in her brother, Moses. But after many years, she wonders in the deepest confines of her heart if her sacrifices mean anything, if her calling is real. — Tzipporah, a desert shepherde... more »ss who knows nothing of her husband's divine purpose, suffers as he is torn from her by a strange god, a foreign people, and an unforgiving sister. In her heart, she harbors terrible secrets that haunt the love she shares with Moses and threaten her tenuous peace with Miryam.
Together, Miryam and Tzipporah weave a narrative that gives voice to the women of Exodus -- their lives, their community, and ultimately, their sisterhood.« less
A wonderful book along the same lines as 'The Red Tent'. Miryam and Tziporrah each tell the tale of their very different lives and how they came to be with Moses. The women are very well-fleshed out, but Moses and the rest of the characters aren't given as much attention to detail. The ending seemed a little abrupt. Overall, a very good book and highly reccommended read.
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After reading Kohn's previous novel about Queen Esther, I was anxiously awaiting this book. Like "The Gilded Chamber" this novel did not disappoint either.
This is the tale of Moses and The Exodus as told by the two women in his life - (biological) sister Miriam and his wife Tzipporah. While many are familiar with the biblical tale of the Exodus, Kohn has taken that story and fleshed it out bringing some minor characters to life. I really felt like I knew and empathised with Miriam and Tzipporah throughout the book.