About the Book
Noa, at sixteen, sets out with the twelve tribes of the Exodus, dreaming of a life of freedom and the Promised Land that her father says will be theirs. When religious fanatics kill her father, Noa and her four sisters are in danger of being sold into bondage. Noa vows to win inheritance rights to protect her sisters and herself. Pleading her case before ever-higher ranks of judges, Noa encounters the dark side of power.
However, Noa’s wit and beauty has secured her a good match, and her growing legal expertise helps her husband’s rise within the tribe. Yet her fierce pursuit of justice alienates him.
Gaining strength and complexity as she approaches her ultimate goal—the judgment of Moses—Noa and her pursuit cause turmoil among the tribes: she is a troublemaker, an entertainment, a cause celebre. Noa’s quest for justice is a journey that has as much meaning today as it did then.