Following in the rich tradition of The Red Tent and People of the Book, this unforgettable tale of discovery and love transcends cultures, reaches across boundaries, and reverberates from ancient times to the modern world.
American archaeologist Page Brookstone has been living and working in Israel for more than a decade, entrenched in a dig at the ancient site of Megiddo. There, she is approached by Ibrahim and Naima, a young Arab couple claiming their house is haunted by the spirits of two lovers. Distraught, they beg Page to excavate under their home in the small settlement of Anatot.
Disregarding her professional reputation, Page agrees. As she digs, Page and her makeshift team make a miraculous discovery: a cistern that dates to the biblical time of Jeremiah. Buried within, is a never-before-seen scroll, written by a mysterious woman named Anatiya. Her lyrical and mystical words challenge centuries-old beliefs, while describing an overpowering love she shares with the prophet.
Facing pressure from religious and governmental groups, Page is desperate to translate Anatiya’s scroll. She is convinced that this is a story of love and strength that must never be silenced. But does Page have the strength to make peace with her own past? Will she, too, be overwhelmed by love for a man of faith?My Review:
Drawing in the Dust is a beautifully written book. I was intrigued when I read the review inquiry and wasn't sure what to expect. It's books like this that make me LOVE reading! The characters are magical and the story just energizes you as you read along. My review is going to be pretty simple because I do think that this is a must read for 2009. I enjoyed it. I loved it. It's now on my favorites list. Zoe Klein is a superb author and a wonderful storyteller.
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: Pocket (July 7, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416599126