AWARDS AND PRAISES FOR
* The novel won the
Forward National Literature Award for "Historical
An excerpt won the Editor's Choice
Award in The New best
Writing 2011 anthology.
* --And named second-place (tie) winner in the
Eric Hoffer Short
* --Then nominated to the prestigious
"Exquisitely told, with details so vivid you can
almost taste the food and hear the voices...a moving and utterly
captivating novel that I will be thinking about for a long, long
-- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
of The Silent Girl [More
1st place winner: Forward National
Literature Award (Historical Fiction)
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“The Red Tent” meets
“A Thousand Splendid Suns.”
In 1911, in the
ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem under the backward Ottoman rule, a young
woman sets out to challenge God.
The feisty Esther’s
life-long struggle between her passions and her strict society’s religious
dictates sends her to secretly explore worlds outside her religion,
city and the Holy Land.
Her artistic talent hurls her away from her husband and
children into the seductive world of avant-garde art and the
allure of the one man forbidden to her-- until she faces the bitter
question of whether it is ever possible to reconcile her
quest for individuality with the demands of her faith.
(HarperCollins, June 2011)