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The Resource Eternal life, Dara Horn, (text large print)

Eternal life, Dara Horn, (text large print)

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Eternal life
Title
Eternal life
Statement of responsibility
Dara Horn
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Ever since she made a deal to save her son's life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally, but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die
  • At the heart of Horn's funny and compassionate novel is a 2,000-year-old Jewish mother seeking reasons for living, some way of dying, and help for her 56-year-old son who lives in her basement. Rachel's story begins in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, where at 16 she marries her father's apprentice although she loves the high priest's son, Elazar, and is pregnant with Elazar's baby. Two years later, when the child falls ill, Rachel makes a bargain with God: she must give up not her life but her death in exchange for the child's survival. The child survives, and Rachel endures successive lifetimes over the next 20 centuries, each lifetime immediately following the previous. Elazar, having made a similar bargain, pursues Rachel through time, occasionally finding her, though never for long. Now in 21st-century New York, Rachel's current form (or "version," as she calls it) is an 84-year-old widow. She thinks she has found a way to finally die, but first she wants to see her current problem child, the one in the basement, get a life. She also wishes to protect her granddaughter, a medical researcher dangerously close to discovering the truth behind Rachel's unusual DNA. Horn (A Guide for the Perplexed) weaves historical detail and down-to-earth humor into this charming Jewish Groundhog Day spanning two millennia
Summary
Ever since she made a deal to save her son’s life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally. When one of her grandchildren tries to study the secret of her longevity and asks for a DNA sample, her world spins out of control. -- Kimberly McGee for LibraryReads
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Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616306
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Eternal life, Dara Horn, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1012673918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
369 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849139
Lccn
2017054857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012673918
Label
Eternal life, Dara Horn, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1012673918
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
369 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432849139
Lccn
2017054857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1012673918

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