Zelda Fitzgerald (24 July, 1900 – 10 March, 1948) was an American author, painter and socialite. Together with her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, they became the symbol for the Roaring 20s.
Lux by Elizabeth Cook – a retelling of Books 1 & 2 Samuel in the Hebrew Bible, the story of King David, how it applied to King Henry VIII, and poet Thomas Wyatt
T.F. Powys ((20 December, 1875 – 27 November, 1953) was a British writer and novelist. His novel, Mr. Weston’s Good Wine is probably his most famous story.
Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through The Ages by David Richard Goldberg – short biographies of famous Jews meant as an introduction to these ground-breakers
This is a refreshing and unique book, which provides a deeper understanding into a complicated, and sometimes contradictory, story.
I really enjoyed that the author didn’t just look at historical contexts, but also at political and social contexts at the time the texts were written.
Seven Mothers by Yochi Brandes is a fascinating book which turns some of the Jewish bible stories on their head by infusing new thinking from a modern woman into the stories which are much beloved. Mrs. Brandes writes about Moab’s mother, Tamar, Miriam the Prophets (Moses’ sister),the Pharaoh’s daughter, Ruth, Michal and Queen Ester.
Melachim Gimmel by Yochi Brandes (מלכים ג- יוכי ברנדס) a fascinating book attempting to turn some of the Bible stories on their heads giving a new perspective.
The female characters are drawn very nicely, but the males seemed to be a bit flat . That’s too bad because Xerxes, Mordechai and Haman are fascinating
Pearl in the Sand is a fascinating book, the biblical characters of Rahab, Salmone, Joshua, Ezra and others are skillfully brought to life by Tessa Afshar