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Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card
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Mar 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction-historical

I went to the library looking for the final book in Card's Women of Genesis series, and found this book about Moses. I think I enjoyed it even more! I think the characters have more depth - more good and bad within each person. I especially enjoyed seeing the growth of Aaron.

I have always been fascinated by Egyptian history, and I was very interested in the period of time that the author chose to 'insert' the story of Moses. I even went online and did some research on Hatshepsut. I hadn't ever really considered that Moses and the Pharaoh that he was 'negotiating' with likely new each other very well. It gives more insight into how the Egyptian ruler could have been so stubborn.

Although the book is fiction, and Orson Scott Card readily acknowledges that he may be wrong, it includes a lot of interesting relationships and points to ponder. I hope he goes on to write more books based on Bible stories.

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