Noah's Wife

Noah's Wife

by T. K. Thorne


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ISBN-13: 9780983787808
Publisher: Blackburn Fork Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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Noah's Wife 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
annehowe1 More than 1 year ago
By Joan Perry - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) 5 Stars Noah's Wife Review While Noah's Wife is not a religious book, it is, however, a tale about the Noah. Author T.K. Thorne has put an entirely new spin on the Genesis account and Noah's wife steps forward to captivatingly tell her story. The finely-tuned concept of this novel is what gains your attention from the beginning and readers may wonder where this wondrous fast-moving odyssey came from. Wonder no more. If you've read anything else by T.K. Thorne you'll recognize the unique style, the easy flow of words, the multi-layered characters that are all solid trademarks of this author. The concept of this novel had its birth in the mind and imagination of T.K. (Teresa) Thorne and she does not disappoint. This is quite a book! It's rare to find a piece of writing that has the ability to take you on the journey with the characters, making you feel like you are, somehow, a part of this epic novel, set in 5500 BCE. The reader will cover a lot of rugged terrain in the company of some of the most fascinating people ever imagined. These characters become your companions on this journey, your helpmates and ultimately, your friends. Although this is T.K. Thorne's first novel, it is clearly not her last for another epic story awaits readers early in 2010. However, at this point in time when Noah's Wife is so much in the news, it is hard to imagine that another novel could rival this one. Rival? Surpass? Keep reading.
Sharon Cook 11 months ago
Noah’s Wife (2009) and Angels at the Gate (2015) Review by Sharon Cook, 9-6-18 Other than issues of barrenness and servitude, women are rarely described in the Bible, certainly not as multi-dimensional characters with thoughts of their own and curiosity. But, surely, we know they were there with feminine wisdom and personality. It is gratifying to have these women of the Bible illuminated in TK Thorne’s stories, Noah’s Wife and Angels at the Gate. Though the stories are fictionalized, surely some of the true character and feminine impact come thru. We know this because of the considerable research Ms. Thorne puts into her novels. Mrs. Thorne leads the reader into the multidimensional world of Bible times with details of people who seem life-like and displaying the culture and ways of the times. This includes descriptions of the limited choices, hardships and brutality shown to women in these times. Both books are fast-moving. The heroines, Na’amah (Noah’s Wife) and Adira (Angels at the Gate) capture the reader quickly with their curiosity and adventuresome-ness, unlikely traits of most women described in these ancient Biblical times. They spark the possibility or how the evolution of a more vibrant femininity might have developed over the millennium. Ms. Thorne is to be commended for crossing boundaries in writing about women of the Bible as real people in a way that few authors do. She is imaginative and yet maintains cultural integrity. I find both books immensely readable, imaginative, entertaining and educational; certainly, progressive in promoting women as multi-dimensional characters in our very ancient history.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that NOAH'S WIFE by T.K. Thorne is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that consumes you while you are reading it as well as after you have turned the last page. I was sad to see it end.
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Christy_English More than 1 year ago
With lyrical prose, TK Thorne takes us beyond the realm of our own world into the distant past. She tells the vivid story of Na'amah, Noah's wife, both before the Flood, and after. NOAH'S WIFE is an epic story of love and redemption, beautifully told. I could not put this novel down, and I suspect you won't be able to either.
mrlgrl2000 More than 1 year ago
This book is a page turner! What a great twist to a time honored story. I think this would make a great book club choice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating novel. I loved it. The story captivated me.
katiedidKD More than 1 year ago
Noah's Wife was a fantastic read for my book club. This is a blockbuster waiting to happen.
PKM62 More than 1 year ago
I read "Noah's Wife" in the course of a couple of days, and all chores and responsibiliies went out the window until the last page was turned. The author's comprehensive research lends texture and complexity to an immensely imaginative story and the personalities within are alive, complete with all levels of human strengths and frailties. I recommend this book highly; the timeless psychology and sociology of humankind with all its fears, joys, prejudices and love within its pages make for a heck of a ride.
CB70 More than 1 year ago
I have read the book twice and enjoyed it as much the second time as the first. It is a page turner, yet touching book. Thorne has brought that very ancient time to life in a modern way. I hope she will write more.
Woni More than 1 year ago
I read this book over the course of a weekend last winter, and was sad when I finished it. I turned around and read it again! While this is a fictional account of the life of Noah's Wife, the author did a wonderful job of supporting her story with historical facts. I cannot wait to see what she publishes next.
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pouncyjoy More than 1 year ago
TK Thorne's first novel is a great story written with historical research combined with a wonderful imagination. I generally put books I read in one of three categories: 1. Books I can't get through 2. Books I flip through 3. Books I can't put down and savor every word. Noah's Wife falls under Category 3; a pleasure to read and share.
Perle More than 1 year ago
In Noah's Wife, consummate storyteller T.K. (Teresa) Thorne takes us back to 5500 BCE. Here we meet Noah's future wife. Born to a mother who dies giving her life, Na'amah is a beautiful girl with peculiarities. She sees the colors and patterns of words overlaid with the color of their truth. Betrothed to Noah, she learns the precarious place of women in a society turning away from Mother Goddess and Father God as a unit, toward an austere patriarchal view of deity. Na'amah does not believe in Goddess or God, because she cannot see them. She cannot say this aloud; she would be pitted. All transgressors are "pitted"-thrown into a deep well in the market square, shunned, and left to die without food, water, or clothing. Her fear grows when someone is pitted for thinking of Mother Goddess when it has been decreed that now there is only Father God. Na'amah's peculiarities fit smoothly with the story. It gives her an outsider's perspective for this first person narrative, which reads much like a personal journal. As she matures, she tells herself, "I wish I could just sit and rock and sing like when I was a child, but I am a woman now, and I cannot." Her pain is universal as she realizes she must grow up and face her demons or lose what is most precious to her. She wants only to be Noah's wife and tend her sheep. Reaching that goal takes her on a tortuous path. Ruthlessly raped on the eve of her wedding, she runs away and gets captured by another tribe as a gift for their king, and that is just the beginning-to tell more is to spoil your enjoyment. As with Na'amah, all of Thorne's characters are believable people with traits we recognize in ourselves and others-endearing, abhorrent, exasperating, and often surprising. Many stories of the Bible come to us over thousands of years, told and retold until the scholar writes them down. How much of the original tale makes it to the page? How much is edited away as extraneous? Too often women are left out of history or they appear as footnotes. Not since Mists of Avalon or Ahab's Wife have I enjoyed such a finely crafted woman's point of view on an oft-told tale. Here, the nameless woman who bore Noah's children has a name. Here we have the story imagined as it could have been, and who can say for sure.
LNolan-Ruiz More than 1 year ago
Noah's Wife: 5500 BCE ISBN: 978-0-9840836-4-0 Author T. K. Thorne (October 2, 2009) $15.25, 344 pages Author T. K. Thorne has created an astounding fictional piece of a character named Na'amah, the wife of the Biblical and historical figure, Noah. Na'amah has been essentially unknown to the western world. Written in first person, Na'amah is a very young girl when she meets Noah, but is noticed because of her special personality. And this is what is revealed to us throughout the book: her special persona. Yet with so believable a story we could actually entertain the idea that it could possibly be true of such a woman. Na'amah is so intricately fashioned, and with such deep thought and sensitivity, that she is fixed in my mind possibly forever. While this novel does not claim to be a historical novel, Thorne has researched enough on the period in history, and the Biblical world and its culture, that she has masterfully created a unique variation on it. In fact, most effectively the characters, geography, period and plot have all been interwoven in such a way that one is unable to let go of the probability of such a story. The characters will live in the reader long after the novel has finished being read. Audiences from Feminist, Biblical, legal, cultural, and spiritual groups, and from various perspectives and various levels of scholarly analyses will be drawn to this book of epic proportion. I love this story. It was not a page turner for me; otherwise one would miss the subtle nuances embedded in this first-person narrative. I stopped, digested and contemplated deeper meanings throughout the entire book. Tropes and themes abound throughout this wonderfully told story integrated within romance, drama, history, culture, and adventure. There is so much here to fathom, you will not be disappointed. Some reviewers choose to focus on the physical storyline itself, but I think it is important for readers to know what the novel has to offer in the way of meaning and purpose, with spiritual, intellectual and inspirational elements. It is a MUST READ! Everyone has heard of the Biblical story of Noah. But never told like this! Author T.K. Thorne has proven that she is exceptionally gifted in her sensitivity to life, love and loss, and in successfully applying what she knows today from those universal themes to fictional characters, which we come to genuinely love and of whom we wish to learn more. Reviewed by: L. Nolan-Ruiz, Editor International Book Cafe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Noah's Wife was fantastic. I finished it last night. It tells the whole story of Noah and the flood in a much more believable story! Historical fiction at its best. If you like Jean Auel, you'll love Teresa Thorne.
Kelly_Hayes-Raitt More than 1 year ago
I read this riveting book in a weekend. Stunningly researched, it transported me to another eon. Like "Wide Sargasso Sea," this book tells a familiar tale (Noah and his ark) from the wife's perspective. Surprisingly feminist. Highly recommend! (In fact, I'm buying two copies for gifts....) Kelly Hayes-Raitt