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free read Noah's Wife · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ï ForeWord Review's BOOK OF THE YEAR for Historical Fiction 2009 Noah built an ark but this story has never been told Noah's wife is Na'amah a brilliant young girl with a form of autism now known as Aspergers Na'amah wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey aG in the glow of a fascinating complex read Jane Archer Professor of English Birmingham Southern Collegean extremely well researched well written engaging book that is absolutely one of the best reads I have had in a long time Gail Sheldon Director Oneonta Public Libraryshe has masterfully created a uniue variation on the Biblical world and its culture It is a MUST READ Thorne is exceptionally gifted in her sensitivity to life love and loss L Nolan Ruiz Editor InternationalBookCaf├ęcom a novel of epic sweep emotional power and considerable beauty Ron Gholson The Blount Countian. I was disappointed in this book although it was not a bad book The author gives us the story of the great flood through the eyes of Noah's wife a young woman who has Asperger Syndrome The book starts when she is a young girl and attempts to illustrate what life was like at that time most specifically for Na'amah who has to be very careful because of her condition or she could be outcast or pitted The author also touches on the changing religious beliefs of the time moving away from a Father GodMother Goddess belief system to a purely patriarchal Father God system All of this is very confusing to Na'amah Unfortunately in my opinion I don't believe the author's skills were up to her vision and the book was pretty mundane It probably didn't help that I had just read The Shape of Mercy which was outstanding

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Bestseller to me Malcom R Campbell author Sun Seeker and Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire Noah's Wife is one of the best novels I have ever readand I average about a book a week Barry Marks Alabama Poetry Book of the Year for Possible CrocodilesThorne is a terrific storyteller with the ability to transport readers from one time and place to another She also offers the reader a window on the fascinating psychology of her brave and persevering heroine Sena Jeter Naslund Bestselling novelist Ahab's Wife Four Spirits etcso compelling and readable Brava Excellent I am baskin. Think about yarn for a moment If you look at it under the microscope you'll see that it's a series of fibrous strands that have been woven together so tightly they seem to fuse into a single cord Little ends of the strands edge free from the cord and catch the light that shines on the weave Story yarns are the same a woven rope of characters narrative and plot points pull the entire tale together while here and there a strand can catch the light Some story yarns are so strong that other writers can spread out their elements and then reweave them into another pattern that shows what you didn't see before Gregory Maguire did this with Wicked and Joan Aiken rewove Jane Austen's Emma into her own Jane Fairfax I love this techniue but the one I love even is when a writer pulls one of the glinting ends at the edge of a story and teases a whole new tale from that thread T K Thorne did this in 2011 when she pulled the bright thread of a character from the book of Genesis and created a tale named Noah's Wife At last the Lady of the Ark has a voiceHer name is Na'amah and the locals agree she's unusual Not uite right Because her recall of detail Na'amah can recite the markings and lineage of every sheep in the flock but she can't look most people in the eye She's direct to the point of being rude and has difficulty understanding humor or lies She's not sure the gods really exist She's only sure about what she learns through her senses which is how she meets the boat maker Why do you wrinkle your nose Noah asks Because you smell bad replies Na'amahGenesis mentions Na'amah only in genealogical terms a descendant of Cain and Noah's wife in lists relating to the ark but a Jewish text interpreting Genesis says these two were one and the same T K Thorne takes it a step further by giving Na'amah a personality opinions and a soul to match the man of history she married The hard life of her biblical tribe is here as well as the problems that confound people today Na'amah faces her tragedies and triumphs with the same tears and joy we know and her retelling of the story of the flood comes with a perspective that accounts for the world changing event as well as the problems of living in a boat with a bunch of incontinent animals Life and love death and despair are all part of the human condition This is not subject to change How we react to these is so variable and important that we've woven a tapestry of stories to guide us through each part of our lives Noah's Wife was once an idea teased from a glinting edge of a character that lived in the first book of the Bible Now Na'amah repeats her life's story and it becomes a guide on how to live until you're sure life will continue And someday that continuing life may spin another tale that glints on the edges of hers

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Noah's WifeForeWord Review's BOOK OF THE YEAR for Historical Fiction 2009 Noah built an ark but this story has never been told Noah's wife is Na'amah a brilliant young girl with a form of autism now known as Aspergers Na'amah wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother the love of two men and a disaster that threatens her worldbeautifully writtena rich multidimensional and richly imagined account of the Biblical flood from a feminine point of viewa novel of great enchantment suspense and powerlooks like a. I loved the way the narrative centered around Na'amah It really is a coming of age story of sorts Imagine being a female in 5500 BCE Ah no thanks Add being a female in 5500 BCE with Asperger Syndrome Ah no thanks again Welcome to Na'amah's brutal world Not going to lie I was than curious to see how the author was going to work AS into the entire story Na'amah is a compelling character This young lady endures the unimaginable with strength beyond belief Yes she faces endless challenges but she also possesses gifts she will come to understand as time passes Her AS ostracizes her from her village she realizes she is different not uite grasping why I don't have a lot of personal experience with AS the sketch the author drew seemed plausible and a subtle indicator of AS I felt AS was handled in a respectful manner and never used as a limitation in Na'amah's development overallCharacterization was well done I even enjoyed the love triangle between Na'amah Noah and Yanner Tubal evoked zero empathy from me His evil demeanor overshadow his victim card He is memorable but I just couldn't feel for him except pure loathing Savta stole my heart an endearing women serving as a buffer as best she could under horrible circumstances The writing is beautiful and well done initially serving as the catalyst pulling me into the story Despite the title Noah's Wife is not Christian based at all rather it focuses on a time when people were torn between Mother Goddess and Father God And this is where the story slides down a slippery slope for me Half way through the book Mother Goddess vs Father God dominates the narrative and it becomes too much I found my focus straying and my interest forced Totally lost me from this point on and I was saddened Another area I found off putting the male on male rape incest descriptions I felt it overdone I'm sure this behavior was common during this time but it was a little too much and unexpected for this reader In all fairness the book took a turn half way through it dragged and had so much going on it just went in too many directions for my taste I found Noah's Wife to be a read relying heavily on individual taste I encourage you to discover where this fits in your taste spectrum This is my first book by Thorne and I will read at least two of her works to determine our chemistry I liken this one to a 'first date' too soon to determine our future but the potential is there third date determines compatibility for an ongoing relationship A story of a young woman's journey riddled with deep dark family secrets betrayal hatred love family with her strength and determination carrying her through the bright and dark sides life places upon us