The Book of Heaven

The Book of Heaven

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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From the author of the classic travel memoir Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece, a stunningly original novel of heartrending lyricism about four women who invite us to enter into a new and powerful imagination of the divine: what if "a woman's point of view" were also God's?In the prologue, Eve speaks about what we are told happened in the Garden of Eden, a story she hardly recognizes. She tells her version of events, revealing to us that the constellations we see in heaven conceal other heavens we have never seen or allowed ourselves to see. She reveals four of these hidden constellations and describes how they came to be. Each of the four subsequent chapters is the story of one of these new zodiacs, teaching us how to look at these constellations central to women--a knife, a cauldron for cooking, a paradise garden, a pair of lovers embracing--and how to know the women whose stories they tell: a metamorphosis of Sarah, Abraham's wife; an invented..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780307908698
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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May 30, 2017

This book gives such a twist to common biblical tales. I loved the detail and poetic nature of each story but I don't know that everyone would appreciate. Definitely recommended this book to family and friends.


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