Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Untold Story of Noah's Wife

Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner
: April 2, 2013 by Howard Books
I think we can all say we know the story of Noah's Ark. But yet, while we know the basic story, there isn't quite enough there to flesh out an entire novel. I came into this really curious to see what big twists and turns I'd fun, but actually it's the same basic story. Obviously there are a few additions, but the biggest change is how developed all the characters become.

I was surprised at how dark everything one. After all you can't think about Noah without humming a jolly song or two. But when you think about what it had to be like to see the world around you end, it makes sense that it isn't a bright, cheery story. You normally expect this to be a black and white story between good and evil. But instead there's good in some of the sinners lost, but almost more surprising are some of the character flaws in Noah and his family.

I know that this is this author's first book, which gets me excited for what else is to come. She's supposed to be working on a book about Queen Esther which I can't wait to read especially after seeing how she's able to take such a familiar story and turn it into something almost suspenseful and captivating.


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Disclosure: I was provided this book through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I loved Many Waters, which was dark in an age-appropriate way. I'd love to read another retelling of Noah's Ark!

  2. Hm I may have to check this out! Is it a generic read or more Christian leaning?

    1. It's actually more of a generic read. Although the author is actually Jewish, so if there was any type of slant to it, that's where it would really be. But overall I didn't notice one.

  3. This does sound interesting! I never really gave much though to Noah and his story... sounds like an intriguing read.