Sarah (Card novel)

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Sarah: Women of Genesis
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Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Series Women of Genesis
Genre Historical
Publisher Bookcraft
Publication date
September, 2000
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 400 pp
ISBN 978-1-57008-994-7
Followed by Rebekah

Sarah: Women of Genesis (2000) is the first novel in the Women of Genesis series by Orson Scott Card.

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Sarah follows the story of Abraham through the eyes and perspective of Sarah. The Biblical account of the life of Sarah is contained in Genesis 12 - 22 (about 16 pages) most of which is centered on Abraham. Card expands the story into a novel of over 300 pages, so many of the details and characters are fictional. He also seems to use the Book of Abraham, a section of the LDS Standard Works. The core story-line does not deviate from the story told in Genesis and the Book of Abraham, although some of the details are reinterpreted.

Sarah begins life as a princess of Ur in Mesopotamia. She is hard-working and humble especially compared to her older sister Qira. Sarai is promised to become a priestess for the goddess Asherah, while Qira is to marry a desert prince named Lot. Sarai's thoughts on a life as a priestess change when Lot arrives with his uncle Abram who promises Sarai that he'll come back and marry her.

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