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Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Recommened

    Anton's novels are always well researched. The characters arewell drawn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Excellent Book. Very enjoyable and thought provoking

    I enjoyed this book very much, and am looking forward to the next installment. I hope the next installment maintains the current balance of Talmud-history-romance. The second book of the previous series lost that balance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    excellent-could not stop reading

    Intriqued by the mix between fiction & documented facts from the history........ Want to read more from this author

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  • Posted October 7, 2012

    A great read!

    I have always looked forward to Maggie Anton's books. She is able to blend fact and weave her story around and you don't feel like you're reading something "dry and boring." She brings it all to life and I don't want her book to end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Could not put it down!

    You can tell when an author has a passion for what they are writing and Maggie Anton has a strong passion for Judism, Torah and a history of the Jewis people from Persia to Israel. Just as good and even bettter than Rashi's Daughter.

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  • Posted August 30, 2012

    Rav Hisda┬┐s Daughter, by Maggie Anton, is groundbreaking just a


    Rav Hisda’s Daughter, by Maggie Anton, is groundbreaking just as Johebed was in the trilogy of Rashi’s Daughters. Her grasp of social history of the 3rd and 4th century Babylonian is extraordinary. Social history is difficult to find, much less that of medieval and pre-medieval ages. For that reason alone, this book is an eye-opener for a historian as well as a layperson.

    Her knowledge of the subject matter, the Babylonian Talmud is also extraordinary in that she presents arcane ideas in an
    understandable format.

    If Joheved was a masterpiece, Rav Hisda’s Daughter is a tour de force.

    Arthur L. Finkle

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