Jerusalem Maiden

Jerusalem Maiden

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"Talia Carner is a skillful and heartfelt storyteller who takes the reader on journey of the senses, into a world long forgotten."
--Jennifer Lauck, author of Blackbird

"Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can almost taste the food and hear the voices....A moving and utterly captivating novel that I will be thinking about for a long, long time."
--Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl

"Talia Carner's story captivates at every level, heart and mind."
--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

The poignant, colorful, and unforgettable story of a young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem who must choose between her faith and her passion, Jerusalem Maiden heralds the arrival of a magnificent new literary voice, Talia Carner. In the bestselling vein of The Red Tent, The Kite Runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Jerusalem Maiden brilliantly evokes the sights and sounds of the Middle East during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Historical fiction and Bible lovers will be captivated by this thrilling tale of a young Jewish woman during a fascinating era, her inner struggle with breaking the Second Commandment, and her ultimate transcendence through self-discovery.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062004376
Branch Call Number: FIC/CARNER
Characteristics: 454 p. ; 21 cm.


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Sep 22, 2016

Interesting insight in to the life of Orthodox Jewish women and what they face in following their hearts and religion at the same time. A well written tale that is both beautiful and so very sad.

vsharv34 Dec 27, 2012

My new favorite book!! Months after I read it, I still can't stop thinking about all the choices Esther had to make and what they all lead to.


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