The Source: A Novel
In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people—from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith, The Source is a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.
Praise for The Source
“Fascinating . . . stunning . . . [a] wonderful rampage through history . . . Biblical history, as seen through the eyes of a professor who is puzzled, appalled, delighted, enriched and impoverished by the spectacle of a land where all men are archeologists.”—The New York Times
“A sweeping [novel] filled with excitement—pagan ritual, the clash of armies, ancient and modern: the evolving drama of man’s faith.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Magnificent . . . a superlative piece of writing both in scope and technique . . . one of the great books of this generation.”—San Francisco Call Bulletin
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The SourceUser Review - Randy Patton - Goodreads
This book was an epic 1000+ page read. My 3rd James Michener book did not disappoint. It centers around an archeological dig in Israel. With each layer that has been dug up, comes with it a story ... Read full review
Review: The SourceUser Review - Julie Davis - Goodreads
Goodbye Don Quixote. Farewell Saratoga Trunk. My copy of The Source has just gotten here from Paperback Swap. I'd forgotten just how freaking big it is. Small type too, which normally delights me, but ... Read full review