Eternal Life

Eternal Life

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she's tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren--consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering--develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out.Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving, Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780393608533
Branch Call Number: F HOR
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 25 cm


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Feb 26, 2019

loved it!!!!! now i'm reading all her other books.

Hillsboro_StephanieC Dec 19, 2018

Rachel and Elazar have been tied together for two thousand years, bound by a curse that gave them eternal life. At turns funny and bittersweet, written beautifully, with a significant historical perspective, this novel is absolutely brilliant, and a true treat to experience.

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