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In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family -- or so it seems to Leah.

There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born.

Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention.

Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other -- and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

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Leah couldn't remember a time when her younger sister Rachel wasn't the darling of the family. Rachel was pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah's charms lay only in being obedient and hard-working. For years, Leah plugged along in her sister's shadow, until one day a handsome kinsman named Jacob showed up looking for a haven from his brother's rage. He found refuge in the home of the two sisters...and Leah fell instantly in love. As the three lived and worked together, Leah's emotions ran ever stronger. It was Rachel, however, that Jacob had eyes for. But Leah couldn't help but hope that Jacob would realize it was she, and not Rachel, that he should seek the hand of...This third book of Card's Women of Genesis series traces the intertwined lives of four women celebrated in the Bible: Leah, oldest daughter of Laban; Leah's beautiful sister Rachel; Bilhah, an orphan taken in by Laban; and Zilpah, a servant born into Laban's tribe. Original.

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In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family -- or so it seems to Leah.

There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born.

Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention.

Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other -- and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

About the Author

Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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After waiting a while to get this thrid book of four, I am excited to read the upcoming fourth. Rachel and Leah continues the sory of the biblical matriarchs and their complicated and intriguing relationships with each other.
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ISBN:
9780765341297
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Forge
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Women in the bible
Subject:
Religious - Biblical
Subject:
Rachel
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Christian - Biblical
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christian - Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Women of Genesis
Series Volume:
No. 3
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.71 x 4.17 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Leah couldn't remember a time when her younger sister Rachel wasn't the darling of the family. Rachel was pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah's charms lay only in being obedient and hard-working. For years, Leah plugged along in her sister's shadow, until one day a handsome kinsman named Jacob showed up looking for a haven from his brother's rage. He found refuge in the home of the two sisters...and Leah fell instantly in love. As the three lived and worked together, Leah's emotions ran ever stronger. It was Rachel, however, that Jacob had eyes for. But Leah couldn't help but hope that Jacob would realize it was she, and not Rachel, that he should seek the hand of...This third book of Card's Women of Genesis series traces the intertwined lives of four women celebrated in the Bible: Leah, oldest daughter of Laban; Leah's beautiful sister Rachel; Bilhah, an orphan taken in by Laban; and Zilpah, a servant born into Laban's tribe. Original.
"Synopsis" by , In this third volume of his Women of Genesis series, Orson Scott Card paints a vivid picture of the intertwined lives of four celebrated women. We meet Leah, the oldest daughter of Laban, whose "tender eyes" prevent her from fully participating in the daily work of her nomadic family, and Rachel, the spoiled younger daughter, the petted and privileged beauty of the family -- or so it seems to Leah.

There is also Bilhah, an orphan who is not quite a slave but not really a family member, a young woman desperately searching to fit in, and Zilpah, who knows only how to use her beauty to manipulate men as she strives to secure for herself something better than the life of drudgery and servitude into which she has been born.

Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention.

Tracing their lives from childhood to maturity, Card shows how these women change each other -- and are changed again by the holy books that Jacob brings with him. Ambition, jealousy, fear, and love motivate them as they vie for the attention of Jacob, heir to the spiritual birthright of Abraham and Isaac.

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