Women of Genesis Series Continues with 'Rebekah'
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- New York Times bestselling author Orson Scott
Card continues his look at the notable women from the Old Testament
with "Rebekah: Women of Genesis" (Shadow Mountain, $22.95), the
second book in his Women of Genesis series.
Card uses his fertile imagination and uncanny insight into human
nature to tell the story of a unique woman who is beautiful, smart
and resourceful in an era when women had little power, and are scarce
in the historical records of the period. As in the first novel in the
series, "Sarah: Women of Genesis," card has created a riveting story
exploring the relationships, the settings, and the stories of the Old
In this volume, Rebekah leaves her father's house to marry Isaac, the
studious young son of the storied Sarah and Abraham, only to find
herself caught up in a series of painful rivalries, first between her
husband and his brother Ishmael, and later between her sons Jacob and
Esau. Through it all she finds her own relationship with God and does
her best to serve His cause in the lives of those she loves.
As in "Sarah," we find the title character learning of the
motivations of her people, and how those motivations shaped the
biblical account of the times. She is tested spiritually, physically,
and emotionally, forced to lean on her faith to help her persevere
during times of heartache and sorrow.
Card's "Sarah" was embraced nationwide by Christian and Jewish
audiences alike, who recognized the groundbreaking nature of his
subject matter--discussing the women of the Old Testament, something
seldom done before. Anticipation for this second novel in the series
has been high since its introduction as a short reading excerpt at
last May's Book Expo America in Chicago.
About the Author
Orson Scott Card is one of science fiction's most acclaimed and
bestselling authors. "The West Coast Review of Books" has called him
"one of the premier science fiction writers of our age."
He is the first science fiction writer to receive both the Hugo and
the Nebula awards in consecutive years. He is also a recipient of
four Locus Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. He has authored more
than 20 novels, including "Ender's Game," "Speaker for the Dead," the
"Tales of Alvin Macker," "Enchantment," "Stone Tables," "Saints," and
"Homebody." His novel "Sarah: Women of Genesis," was the first of a
trilogy about women of the Bible.
Mr. Card's works have been translated into many languages, including
Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian,
Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish,
In addition to writing science fiction and fantasy novels, Mr. Card
has written plays, short stories and nonfiction works, including two
books on writing.
Born in Riceland, Washington, he grew up in California, Arizona and
Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received degrees
from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He
currently lives with his wife Kristine and family in Greensboro,
North Carolina. Each of their children is named after a famous writer.
Women of Genesis Series Continues with "Rebekah"
Deseret Book Press Release 20Dec01 A2