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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

Crace has written a re-telling of Jesus and his forty days of fasting in the desert, the "quarantine" of the title. Crace has created a mesmerizing tale that brings to life the barren setting and ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

An interesting take on the forty days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert, with a cast of not-quite-storybook characters that you don't want to miss. Provocatively heretical and reverent all at once...my kind of Bible story. Read full review

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

An interesting reimagining of Jesus' forty days (quarantine) in the wilderness. The descriptions of dress, social mores, and food all add an authenticity and depth to the story. Read full review

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“We are born. We die. Somewhere in between we live. And how we live is up to us. That’s it.” ― Steven Ramirez, This novel offers an account of Christ's 40-day sojourn in the wilderness. Crace's Jesus ... Read full review

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

A story of Jesus's time in the wilderness, beautifully written but with a very unpleasant character at the center of it and with Jesus largely an unseen presence. The imagined landscape is quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

The words have a steady flowing rhythm - relaxing and hypnotic. Sometimes flowing with the action, sometimes a counterpoint. Really takes the reader into the story, into the world. A very satisfying read. Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I read this with my church Faith Exploration group. It's an imagining of Jesus' 40 days in the wilderness, but with a twist. He's not the only person there, for one thing. It engendered some good discussion, would be a good Lenten read for a church book group with some imagination. Read full review

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User Review  - SandDune - LibraryThing

I really struggled with this book. I just couldn't get up any enthusiasm for it at all - it's very well written - I can see that - and looking at other people's reviews I can see that a lot of people ... Read full review

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This was a powerful and thought provoking book about compassion and suffering. While it is set during Jesus' fasting in the desert, the narrative focuses more on the other people in the same area and their struggles and dreams. I especially liked the interactions between the women Miri and Marta.

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User Review  - jerhogan - LibraryThing

Re-imaging of story of how Jesus began a new religion. The plot has holes but the interaction between the characters is handled well. Read full review


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