Drawing in the Dust by Zoë Klein audiobook

Drawing in the Dust: A Novel

By Zoë Klein
Read by Justine Eyre

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200118120

  • ISBN: 9798200118113

  • ISBN: 9798200118137

Runtime: 13.51 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Brilliant archaeologist Page Brookstone is convinced bones speak, yet none of the ancient remnants she has unearthed during her twelve years of toiling at Israel's storied battlegrounds of Megiddo has delivered the life-altering message she so craves. Which is why the story of Ibrahim and Aisha Barakat, a young Arab couple who implore Page to excavate the grounds beneath their house in Anatot, instantly intrigues her. The Barakats claim the ghosts of two lovers haunt their home, overwhelming everyone who enters with love and desire. Ignoring the scorn of her peers, Page investigates the site, where she is seduced by an undeniable force. Once Ibrahim presents Page with hard evidence of a cistern beneath his living room, she has no choice but to uncover the secret of the spirits. It is not long before Page makes miraculous discoveries—the bones of the deeply troubled prophet Jeremiah locked in an eternal embrace with a mysterious woman named Anatiya. Buried with the entwined skeletons is a collection of Anatiya's scrolls, whose mystical words challenge centuries-old interpretations of the prophet's story and create a worldwide fervor that threatens to silence the truth about the lovers forever. Caught in a forbidden romance of her own, and under constant siege from religious zealots and ruthless critics, Page risks her life and professional reputation to deliver Anatiya's passionate message to the world. In doing so, she discovers that to preserve her future in the land of the living, she must shake off the dust of the dead and let go of her own painful past. As poignant and thought-provoking as the beloved bestsellers The Red Tent and People of the Book, Zoë Klein's historically rich debut novel is a lyrical and unexpected journey that will stay with listeners forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lyrical, transformative, and unexpected, Drawing will keep you enthralled in the moment, yet racing to know more.” Gina B. Nahai, New York Times bestselling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
Lyrical, transformative, and unexpected, Drawing will keep you enthralled in the moment, yet racing to know more. Gina B. Nahai, New York Times bestselling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith
“Zoe Klein will rock your foundations! This is what fiction should be about.” Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, New York Times bestselling authors of The Betrayal
“A suspenseful race against time.” Booklist (starred review)
“Insight into the world of biblical excavation in Israel raises Rabbi Klein’s debut novel from a Jewish Da Vinci Code to an emotionally rich story of personal and historical discovery.” Publishers Weekly
“Justine Eyre is quite believable as the naive researcher…Eyre manages a number of accents…and credibly portrays the tension between the characters.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Zoë Klein

Author Bio: Zoë Klein

Zoë Klein, the senior rabbi of a large congregation, pursued the rabbinate out of a passion for ancient texts, mythology, liturgy and poetry. She has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Tikkun. She has also written chapters for a number of collections, including The Women’s Torah Commentary and Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. Her poetry and prayers are used in houses of worship around the country, and she has appeared as a commentator on the History Channel in Digging for the Truth.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English