The Wayward Moon
Winner of two gold medals for historical fiction.
The year is 854. Rahel, a 17-year-old Jewish girl, is preparing to meet her fiancé for the first time. She cannot know that even as she stands observing herself in the mirror, an enemy of her father is making his way to her house. In mere minutes, she will have to flee, leaving behind her fiancé, her home, her possessions, and her identity.
Set in the Golden Age of Islam, Rahel’s journey takes her into the lives of wealthy merchants, Islamic theologians, Christian monks, illicit lovers, and shrewd innkeepers. But when she finds herself drawn, against all convention, to a traveler from the Far West, Rahel must confront the difference between what she once was and who she has become.
by Janice Weizman
✡ 2013 Gold Medalist in IPPY Awards for Historical Fiction
✡ 2013 Gold Medalist in Midwest Book Awards for Historical Fiction
✡ Nominated for the 2013 ALA Sophie Brody Award
Janice Weizman was born in Toronto and moved to Israel at the age of nineteen. She holds a degree in Social Work from Hebrew University as well as a Masters in Creative Writing from Bar-Ilan University, where she founded and continues to act as managing editor of The Ilanot Review, a literary journal affiliated with the program. An interest in the history of the Islamic Empire combined with a desire to explore the untold dramas of women’s lives inspired her to writeThe Wayward Moon. Janice’s short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including Scribblers on the Roof, Jewish Fiction, and Lilith. She lives in Rehovot, where she is currently at work on a new historical novel. Visit her website at www.janiceweizman.com.
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IPPY Gold Medal, Midwest Book Award Gold Medal, Nominated for the 2013 ALA Sophie Brody Award
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