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Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner
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it was amazing

Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner is a comparable read to The Red Tent By Anita Diamant. A great read! You will not want to put this one down until you have finished

The author's portrait of this ancient land and its people invites you to experience the hopelessness and daily struggle for survival in a land suffering from drought, famine and soullessness. But more than this portrait of an ancient time and the story of Noah and his Ark, it is a portrait of the women, those women without names in the biblical account, whose labor and love are as integral to the story of Noah's Ark as is Noah himself.

She is given no name at birth and deserted by a mother ashamed of a child born with a birthmark on her forehead and destined to be considered a demon by the superstitious of her time. This woman raised by her loving and protective father is given in marriage to Noah for her protection and the chance to have a family and a name. She becomes known as wife and mother and continues to pray for the day she is given a name.

Many will not recognize the vengeful and vindictive God portrayed in Ms. Kanner's novel. Noah's struggles as seen through the eyes of his wife are similar to the struggles many experience today when they point to the evil they see in others and miss their own. We are too far removed from the time of Noah to understand the cleansing of the world by the great flood. But this wife and mother with her family who survived the flood and their days on the Ark were no less flawed than those who perished.

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February 24, 2013 – Shelved

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message 1: by Phillys (new)

Phillys I loved The Red Tent, so I will have to try this. Thanks for the recommendation!


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