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The Scent of Bright Light

From the publisher:

Sarah’s infertility is a heavy weight over her life. Her situation looks even more hopeless when she is trapped for years in the harem of an Egyptian pharaoh. Upon being freed, Pharaoh gives Sarah a little girl named Ta-Sherit who was born in the harem. The mysterious God who speaks to Sarah and her husband, Abraham, seems to have great power and has promised them a multitude of descendants. But Sarah is old and getting older, and she still has not given birth. In this novel, Sarah tells her story through the lens of her relationship with Ta-Sherit, whom she loves and raises like a daughter—while others nickname the Egyptian girl “Hagar” and view her as a servant. In this creative reimagining of an ancient family drama, the biblical text becomes a new story when it comes from Sarah in her own voice.