Mary: A Flesh-And-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother

Mary: A Flesh-And-Blood Biography of the Virgin Mother


By (author) Lesley Hazleton

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 23mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1582344752
  • ISBN 13: 9781582344751
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 836,243

Product description

Starting with a dark-skinned girl barely out of adolescence when she gives birth, Lesley Hazleton weaves together the many facets of Mary's existence: peasant villager, wise woman and healer, activist, mother, teacher, and yes, virgin, though in a sense we have long forgotten. She follows her through the worst any mother can experience-the excruciating death of her child-and then looks at how she transforms grief into wisdom, disaster into renewal. Strong and courageous, the Mary we see here does not merely assent to her role in history, but chooses it and lives it to the fullest.

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Author information

Lesley Hazleton is the award-winning author of eight books, including Jerusalem, Jerusalem and Where Mountains Roar; her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, Parade, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Mirabella, and the Nation.

Review quote

"Powerful and empowering, inspired and inspiring, this is a book that will move you to tears."--Naomi Wolf