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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 Testament.

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, and Swedish.

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


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