Michal Strutin’s upcoming novel, Judging Noa: a Biblical Woman’s Journey, tells Noa’s quest to avoid bondage by gaining inheritance rights for her and her sisters. Noa’s arduous quest, mentioned briefly in the Bible, is set against the sweeping and tumultuous saga of the Exodus. From tools and weapons to food and games, Strutin researches deeply to ensure factual accuracy. Judging Noa is a finalist in two national awards.
Strutin is an award-winning author of eight books on natural and cultural history, including Places of Grace: the Natural Landscapes of the American Midwest, Discovering Natural Israel, and two volumes of Smithsonian Guides to Natural America. Her articles on travel and natural and cultural history have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Tablet, Outside, Rolling Stone, and other newspapers and magazines.
In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys traveling, anything outdoors, and gardening, especially California native plants.