By Naomi Ragen
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312291198, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Living in Jerusalem, Elise Margulies fears for the lives of her husband and daughter every day. Then comes the day when her worst fears come true. Cancer specialist Dr. Jonathan Margulies drives his young daughter home from her ballet recital. His bullet-ridden car is found empty on the side of the road hours later. Elise, in the last stages of a difficult pregnancy, desperately calls her grandmother Leah in America for help and unknowingly revives a decades-old oath. Over five terror and hope-filled days during which ordinary people join the front lines against terrorism, the ties that bind two generations form a powerful alliance against contemporary evil.
Naomi Ragen is an author, playwright and journalist whose knowledgeable and intimate portraits of contemporary Jewish life have earned her an international following and the fierce loyalty of a growing list of readers. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem for the past thirty years.
“"While still maintaining her great warmth for characters, The Covenant is as suspenseful as a Mary Higgins Clark as you worry about the fate of characters hour by hour, minute by minute. The Covenant brings the headlines heartbreakingly home and redefines the unlimited boundaries of lifelong friendship."
- Gay Courter, author of The Midwife and Code Ezra
A thrilling page turning from start to finish, Naomi Ragen's The Covenant is not only a mesmerizing tale with fine drawn characters, it is a story of truth and integrity, a multi-generational novel love, friendship and duty. This is a MUST READ book. It is Naomi Ragen at her finest hour.”
- Faye Kellerman, author of Street Dreams
"Naomi Ragen's books are always compulsively readable, and The Covenant is no exception. An emotionally-charged and engrossing book, The Covenant is a tribute to the power of friendship and the strength of love in the face of evil."
- India Edghill, author of Wisdom’s Daughter: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba