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ISBN: 1417684224
Author: Orson Scott Card
Language: English
Publisher: San Val (September 2001)
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.1
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Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record. Sarah, child of the desert, wife of Abraham, 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.

Sarah: Women of Genesis (2000) is the first novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card. Sarah follows the story of Abraham through the eyes and perspective of Sarah. Card expands the story into a novel of over 300 pages, so many of the details and characters are fictional. He also seems to use the Book of Abraham, a section of the LDS Standard Works.

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for his science fiction

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for his science fiction. His novel Ender's Game (1985) and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead (1986), both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win the two top American prizes in science fiction literature in consecutive years. A feature film adaptation of Ender's Game, which Card co-produced, was released in 2013

Card himself states, "Women did not show up much in historical records. The book is a retelling of the biblical story of Sarah, wife of Abram. The setting is in the Middle East during ancient times

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The first book of bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series―a unique . view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

The first book of bestselling author Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series―a unique re-imagining of the biblical tale Sarai was a child of ten years.

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record

Bestselling author Orson Scott Card uses his fertile imagination, and uncanny insight into human nature, to tell the story of a unique woman-one who is beautiful, tough, smart, and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce in the historical record.

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Emboldened by Sarai’s agreement, Bethuel and Eliezer had apparently laid before him their desire for a separation of the camps, and Abram was dismayed. you that Eliezer came to me already to see what I thought. I already told him that I think it’s the right thing to do, and for more reasons than the quarrels between herdsmen loyal to different masters. So I’m alone in wanting Lot to stay with me.

Comments:

Alien
A beautiful story from the Bible, given the depth and life it deserves.

Orson Scott Card is a master of the twist, and there were several in this book I didn't see coming. It was a delight to read scenes from this story, knowing the conclusion but wondering how the characters would come to it. Card paints ancient Egypt in a light I've never considered before, brings honor and reverence to the shepherd life of Abram, and brings a level of realism to the debauchery of Sodom and the story of Lot's wife.

As with many other stories from Card, I found the internal monologue of Sarai a bit much at times—I remember feeling similarly when reading 'Ender's Shadow' years ago. This didn't make the book any less intriguing, and I enjoyed the story and the characters from start to finish.
Skrimpak
Orson Scott Card is well-known for his science fiction novels, especially Ender's Game (Ender, Book 1). Now he ventures into the stories of women of the Bible. Card himself states, "Women did not show up much in historical records."

The book is a retelling of the biblical story of Sarah, wife of Abram. The setting is in the Middle East during ancient times. At the age of ten, Sarah meets Abram and falls in love at first sight. He pledges to come back and marry her and within ten years, he does. Card portrays Sarai as a courageous Hebrew woman from the house of Ur, always devoted to her husband, the patriarch, Abram. She deals with desert life, barrenness and jealousy. Their marriage takes her from Ur, a city on the banks of the Euphrates River in ancient Sumeria, to Canaan, Pharaoh's palace in Egypt, and back again.

We can't possibly know if the real Sarai acted and reacted as Card writes her because the Biblical account of her is sketchy. In this book, she is a living, breathing, complex woman. Cultural and social details are there (not plentiful), but the overriding subject is Sarah and her relationships. She admirably tolerates her ever-complaining sister, Qira.I found it refreshing to read about Abram through the eyes of his wife.

In this fictional account, the author combines historical and archeological details, the Genesis account and his imagination to bring Sarai to life. If you can accept that certain details are changed to suit the author's pen, you will enjoy this sensitive recreation of Sarai, wife of Abraham. Some of the male/female dynamics are not quite accurate due to the male dominated hierarchy of the time but they add zest to the story.

I admire the author (male) for going out on a limb to recreate a biblical character (female). I wanted to like this book more than I did. I was somewhat put off because it was heavy on dialogue that sounded very modern.

Reviewed by Holly Weiss, author of Crestmont
Leceri
One of the best books ever. I had the privilege to meet Orson Scott Card in a book signing once. I brought the Women of Genesis books (all 3) to be signed. He whispered to me, "The Women of Genesis is my most proudest work." Which is amazing considering he is famous for Ender's Game...but once you read this series you can understand why. It is so brilliant and really makes these Bible stories come alive.
Silvermaster
One of Card's remarkable talents is the ability to craft a character that thoroughly engages the reader's interest while remaining persistently unrealistic. His characters all seem so alive and fascinating to me that it startled me to remember that no one I know would think or behave in the ways he describes. And yet I like his characters so much, at least at first, that sometimes I wish I had a friend like them.

This Bible story has many weird events that imply strong, complex players, a situation Card handles without many surprises. Lot doesn't really make an appearance whereas his wife is one of Card's stupid bullies. Perhaps Card's interest in having babies (Bean was my favorite of Card's creations before he inevitably became another outlet for Card's obsession with reproduction) helps him handle the handmaiden breeding issue with aplomb in this book. I'd often viewed Hagar's story as kind of puzzling but Card's spin is believable without sacrificing the integrity of any of the personalities.

I really like both Card and the Bible, and this is well written and does bear Card's stamp of the occasional psychological showdown so I'm happy with this work overall, but in some ways I'd wanted to see something riskier and more surprising. Maybe it would be too blasphemous for Card to write the personality of God and have him debate strategy with Abraham the way he likes his child-warriors to do in other books, but that's what I would really pay a lot to see.
Xtreem
I love Biblical fiction. I love Orson Scott Card. I love this series. Of course, as Scott Card himself warns, if you believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, you'll be a bit bothered by some of the choices he makes. But, obviously, you can't read Biblical fiction expecting complete accuracy. I felt that Scott Card did a beautiful job bringing Sarah and Abraham and their adventures to life.
Wrathshaper
A great read and surprisingly interesting. Card writes from a woman's perspective and does so convincingly. He obviously put much effort into researching the historical background (i.e. how people lived, daily life, etc.) to really bring the story to life. I really enjoyed it, and once I started it, I had a hard time putting it down.

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