As a prostitute, Miri unlawfully plies her trade during the Roman occupation of Palestine. She hates her life, and knowing she will eventually get caught, allows men to gather loudly at her door. Soon after, the authorities drag her to a quarry to be stoned, but moments before her death, Joshua saves her. He introduces her into his world, a place where he teaches a new spiritual philosophy to the multitude.
Miri is soon swept into a magnitude of emotions ranging from profound self-loathing to the joys of love-love for a man who has only weeks to live. Bound on this earth by human frailty, she listens to his mysterious, but confusing teachings. As Joshua's mistress, and later, his wife, she finally realizes the beauty of his doctrine. It opens her eyes to the mysteries of the universe, and this new faith accompanies her when she finally leaves Palestine forever.
"For any who have wondered about Miri (Mary) of Magdala and her relationship with her Savior, Miri's Song will fulfill you, teach you and may still leave you with unanswered questions." ~ Sarah L. Blum
"In "Miri's Song" Eleanor Stem has written a gutsy and imaginative work of fiction based upon the last few months and beyond of the life of Jesus Christ. Some might call it a love story while others may call it blasphemy. Either way, it is an interesting read to say the least." ~ Peter Klein, Allbooks Reviews
"The story is told from Mary Magdalene's point of view. It is her story. She as his Wife gives a moving insider's view to the events and outcome of the life of the most famous man who has ever lived." ~ Richard