Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Scroll by Miriam Feinberg Vamosh, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
Publisher: The Toby Press
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: January 19, 2019 (re-issue)
The Scroll is a multi-generational historical novel about the survivors of Masada. It draws from an authentic archaeological find: the divorce document of a woman named Miriam.
This fictionalized version of Miriam's story begins in the year 73 CE on Masada's final horrific day, where enemies within and without bring about the downfall of the last Jewish fortress. Its survivors are forced to choose between nation and family, and finally, between life and death. Will they learn the lessons of Masada's downfall?
Although it tells of events that took place two millennia ago, The Scroll sheds extraordinary light on the complexities of modern Israeli society and the dilemmas faced by Israel and its leaders today.
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon
15 Nissan (April) 73 CE
...The sizzling flames extinguished life after life, while Miriam remained rooted to the ground in helpless fascination with the scene...
As men and buildings undulated in the searing heat, Miriam caught a glimpse of Elazar darting among the warriors. He was shouting at some, dragging others away from their hapless attempts to put out the blaze or to pull a comrade from its grasp. A group of men was detaching itself from the inferno.
Miriam could guess what was happening the moment she saw Elazar’s most trusted lieutenants, wait for each other, surround him and stride off toward the synagogue. These were the men, she thought grimly, who would plunge readily after Elazar into the abyss of self-destruction that was his vision of freedom.
As soon as they disappeared from view, Miriam raced down the path that connected her quarters with the apartments on the far side of the breach and beyond them, to the synagogue. Unwittingly, she had already begun to play the part Elazar had devised for her: court historian in a kingdom of 900 ghosts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Miriam Feinberg Vamosh was born in Trenton, New Jersey and has lived in Israel for over four decades. She is the author of the best-selling Daily Life at the Time of Jesus, which has been translated into 32 languages. She is also the author of Women at the Time of the Bible, Food at the Time of the Bible, Teach it to Your Children, How Kids Lived in Bible Days, and with Eva Marie Everson, she wrote the award-winning Reflections of God’s Holy Land, a Personal Journey Through Israel. Her historical novel, The Scroll, is a moving saga about the survivors of Masada and their descendants over three generations, and is based on a real archaeological find.
CONNECT WITH MIRIAM: website | Facebook
(1) winner will win
- a print copy of The Scroll
- a variety of teas from Israel
Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!