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Naomi's Song
 

Naomi's Song (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Silverberg, Selma Kritzer

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Set in the fortified city of Bethlehem and the mountainous towns of Moab, this novel imagines the life of the biblical Naomi and her deep friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth. It traces Naomi's suffering at the hands of warring tribes; her struggles as a woman of low rank in ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780827608863
Barcode 9780827608863
Published 30 March 2009 by Jewish Publication Society
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780827608863
ISBN-10 0827608861
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher Jewish Publication Society
Imprint Jewish Publication Society
Publication Date 30 March 2009
International Publication Date 16 February 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Silverberg, Selma Kritzer
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
Judaism
Judaism
Number of Pages 142
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 245g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Jews - History - 1200-953 B.C, Ruth, Women - History - To 1500, Naomi, Judaea (Region)
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 48514

Description of this Book

This is a modern midrash for teenage girls. Set in the fortified city of Bethlehem and the mountainous towns of Moab, this young adult novel imagines the life of the biblical Naomi and her deep friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth. It traces Naomi's suffering at the hands of warring tribes; her struggles as a woman of low rank in the ancient world; and, Ruth's and Naomi's perseverance, both individually and together. Filled with adventure and romance, this modern midrash is a story of personal growth, female friendship, and the power of inner strength.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Sydney Taylor Book Award (Teen) 2010
NZ Review Silverberg immerses the reader in the era, giving us insights into the experiences and qualities that made Naomi such a strong and dedicated woman. -Beliefnet.com This narrative features an old-fashioned style, yet its strong, resilient female characters display an inner strength that adds a very modern, universal appeal ... it's the romance and adventure that will keep readers turning pages. A natural choice for religious collections. -ALA Booklist

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Author's Bio

Selma Kritzer Silverberg was born in 1908 in Cleveland, Ohio. She wrote Naomi's Song in 1959 as a birthday gift for her daughter, Judy, but it lay hidden until its discovery, after her death, in the spring of 2005.

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