Babylon: A Novel of Jewish Captivity

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Babylon: A Novel of Jewish Captivity

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A multi-generational biblical saga of captivity, romance, faith, and redemption, set against the Judean exile in Babylon.

Everything changes for Sarah the day Nebuchadnezzar’s army storms Jerusalem. In an instant, her peaceful life on the farm is ripped away: her city sacked, her temple desecrated, her people enslaved. Marched across unforgiving desert sands to Babylon, Sarah and the remaining Judean people must find a way to keep their faith alive in a new and unforgiving home.

Displaced within an empire of strange gods and unimaginable wealth, Sarah and her descendants bear witness to palace intrigue, betrayal, brutal sacrifice, regicide, and a new war brewing in the east. Through every trial, the Hebrew people attempt to preserve their religion. Uri, Sarah’s son, transcribes incredible stories of prophets and visions, Creation and Exodus—stories that establish the central tenets of the Hebrew faith.

Michelle Cameron’s Beyond the Ghetto Gates, published by She Writes Press (2020), was awarded a Silver Medal in Historical Fiction by the Independent Book Publishers, won First Place/Best of Category for the Chanticleer Goethe Awards, and was a Foreword Indies finalist.

The Fruit of Her Hands, published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books (2009), is based on the author’s thirteenth-century ancestor, Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg.

Michelle’s novel-in-verse, In the Shadow of the Globe, was published by Lit Pot Press (2003). Named Shakespeare Theatre of NJ’s 2003–2004 Winter Book Selection, it was performed at the Stella Adler Studio’s Shakespeare Benefit, among other line readings and performances.

A director of The Writers Circle, Michelle teaches creative writing to children, teens, and adults in NJ and virtually. Living in Chatham, NJ, with her husband, Michelle has two grown sons of whom she is inordinately proud.

ISBN: 9781637587614

ISBN-10: 9781637587614

Publisher: Wicked Son

Publication Date: 09/12/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/12/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 416

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Historical / Ancient

Fiction / Jewish

Fiction / Sagas