Read to Sleep
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Aug 30, 2005
| ISBN 9781440649479
Aug 30, 2005 | ISBN 9781440649479
In the tradition of the international bestseller The Red Tent comes a beautiful, sexy novel featuring Hannah, one of the most well-known and beloved heroines of the Old Testament.
Hannah and Pninah, once close childhood friends, become rivals for the attention of Elkanah, the man who has married them both. Pninah, passionate and independent, easily bears Elkanah many children, but bitter that he has taken her friend as a second wife, seeks fulfillment with her own secret lover. Hannah, the epitome of goodness and grace, remains completely devoted to her husband, but remains childless for many years, until a promise to God brings her the son she has yearned for.
Despite their differences, these two women must learn to live together, protecting their own interests as well as each other’s, while sharing not only the love of their husband, but that of Hannah’s son Samuel, who will become one of the great prophets of the Jewish people.
Eva Etzioni-Halevy is professor emeritus of political sociology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She has published 14 academic books and numerous articles, as well as 2 biblical novels. Born in Vienna, she spent World War II as a child in Italy,… More about Eva Etzioni-Halevy
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