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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Book of Rachael
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'The year is 3790 in the Hebrew calendar: 30 AD. A young man is travelling the countryside around the Sea of Galilee preaching a message of love and justice; a prophet is being made, and a martyr. But that story is well known. The young preacher, then known as Joshua of Nazareth, had a sister at home. Of her, we know nothing at all.

'The Book of Rachael is the story of a fiercely intelligent child consigned by her sex to a life of ignorance and drudgery. But Rachael fights her destiny, secretly learning the forbidden skills of literacy from her father Yosef and her brother. And when she falls in love with Joshua's closest friend, Judah of Iscariot, it even seems that Rachael will find happiness in her constrained world.

'Then a message comes from Joshua. He is on his way to Jerusalem for Passover. He plans to speak out in the Temple against the corrupt establishment, and he asks for Judah's help. And so begins the chain of tragic events that will change not just Rachael's life, but the world—forever.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the women of my family, and to every woman still struggling for a place in history.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 328p.
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      • Publication date: 28 March 2011.
      ISBN: 9781921758089 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Review of Lesslie Cannold's The Book of Rachel Nike Sulway , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 2 2011;

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
If Jesus Had a Sister Theo Chapman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 June 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
Old Story Gets a Bold New Heroine Stephanie Dowrick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
The Gospel According to the Long-Lost Sister Michael McGirr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 16 April 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
Review : Fiction Adair Jones , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
Review :The Book of Rachael Eloise Keating , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
Joys in Fresh Sweep of Faith Duncan Driver , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
A Testament to Women Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 April 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
Review : Fiction Adair Jones , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
The Gospel According to the Long-Lost Sister Michael McGirr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 16 April 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of The Book of Rachael Leslie Cannold , 2011 single work novel
The Gospel Truth? Eloise Keating (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 38)
Resurrecting the Lost Sister Jane Sullivan , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 2 April 2011; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-24 April 2011; (p. 28-29)
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