Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The author manages to remain impartial as she paints lifelike and sympathetic portraits of two complex adolescents. Wichita, Kansas - Miriam's Well Reading: Watermark Bookstore. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg brings back the charged days of the 1970's revolutions and their aftermath in the decades to come in her novel Miriam's Well. ~ Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Professor of Theatre, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas, This startlingly insightful and quietly confrontational novel by poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg courageously inserts the biblical prophet Miriam into many of the most daunting and provocative ethical conflicts since the early 60's civil rights revolution, as though we are Israel after the Exodus from slavery and before the Promised Land. In order for Miriam to forgo treatment, Adam’s father sues the state on her behalf—even as Adam himself tries to convince her to accept the doctors’ help. Biblio Press; 10th edition (December 1, 1996), Reviewed in the United States on July 20, 2013. Why is the well called by Miriam’s name? In sum, the novel explores a powerful issue--faith in God versus faith in doctors--with a carefuly balanced viewpoint. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg's retelling of Exodus is a sprawling tapestry, woven of all the threads of a modern-day Miriam's ancestors, and her own present and future. ISBN: 9781888160970, $21.99, 586 Pages (including recipes). Daughter, sister, lover, neighbor, friend, mother, Miriam is one extraordinary ordinary woman whose life is emblematic of our absolutely interdependent web of relationships, physical and metaphysical, over the seasons of a lifetime and the histories of our own time. Workshop and reading followed by lunch featuring recipes from Miriam's Well. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Portions of this book border on witchcraft. I'm happy to come to your community too. In this modern day retelling of the Exodus, Miriam wanders the political and spiritual desert of a changing America, torn between her roots as the Jewish daughter of a Black father and white mother, her yearning for home, and her brothers Aaron and Moses. Mirriam-Goldberg’s story calls on readers to consider "Have I done enough?" Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Ages 12-up. Miriam's Well: Unravelling the Mystery Miriam’s Well (Be’erah shel Miriam) is the name of the spring that miraculously provided water and accompanied the Israelites throughout the 40 years they traveled in the wilderness. [A] lifelike and sympathetic portrait of two complex adolescents.” [A] lifelike and sympathetic portrait of … Topeka, Kansas - Visiting Writer & Miriam's Well Reading at Washburn University. Click here to get your copy (free shipping). OTHER BOOKS. I really love this book. She says she’s fine, and he wants to believe her. --. Writer, Consultant & Transformative Language Artist, Writing, livelihood, and creativity coaching, Get care packages (and more) for your creativity. Reading with delectable treats made from the novel. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Book Tour: Here is where I've given readings of this book. Topeka, Kansas - Writing the Tree of Life: Midrash & Personal Mythology to Revision our Lives: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, A writing workshop based on Miriam's Well to unearth, explore, and revise our life's myths. Beginning in the middle of the 1965 New York City blackout, when stuck in the pitch-black subway somewhere in the East River, Miriam's family encounters a mysterious rabbi, who persuades the family to go to Israel where the family is caught in the 6-Day War. And the storyline provides a marvelous overview of the cultural inflection points in 20th century American history along with an unforgettable character experiencing them. “[Miriam’s Well] exposes a powerful issue—faith in God versus faith in doctors. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Montpelier, Vermont - Miriam's Well Reading, sponsored by the library, Temple Beth Jacob, and Bear Pond Books. Amazon.com: Miriam's Well: Rituals for Jewish Women Around the Year (9780930395117): Adelman, Penina V.: Books Please try again. Madison, Wisconsin - Miriam's Well Reading & Havdalah Service: short Havdalah service (to  welcome in the new week) and reception. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Writing the Tree of Life: Midrash & Personal Mythology to Revision Our Lives and Miriam's Well Reading, Temple B'Nai Israel. In Mirriam-Goldberg’s rendering of the web of story that is Miriam’s, Aaron’s, Joseph’s, Moses’, and our own, we are brought into the gift of tenderness and compassion in heartening human response to our historical conundrums. ~ Jocelyn Cullity, author of Amah & the Silk-Winged Pigeons, Miriam’s Well is truly a hearty feast, and a song of life’s bounty, of its “fragile miracle,” of its sorrows and its cycling, its joy, its mystery, its sorrows, its journeying. ), and Caryn will visit your club via video or phone conferencing or, if you're near where she is, in person. Miriam’s Well is the latest terrific book by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Oprah’s Book Club Miriam's Well. Let me say that you do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this book. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Do yourself a favor and share it with friends. Ritual photos by Ilene Perlman. A masterful adaptation of Biblical wisdom to the challenges of the modern age, entertaining while informing all along the way. Miriam's Well Lois Ruby, Author Scholastic $13.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-590-44937-3. Would your book club like to read Miriam's Well? This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. Potato Head to Eat the Earth, When Miriam Finishes Wandering the Desert, Please Help Me Find Cover Art for Miriam's Well, Miriam's Well newsletter special edition (with a great recipe for rugalach). An astonishing cook and singer, Miriam has a knack for showing up to feed and help people at at landmark events, including People's Park during the Summer of Love, the Wounded Knee encampment in South Dakota, the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, the Oklahoma City terrorist attack, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. If you're a Jewish woman -- buy this book! Lincoln, Nebraska - Miriam's Well Reading and Reception: Burkholder Project, part of First Fridays. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Lawrence, Kansas - Special Event: Osher Institute, University of Kansas: reading, discussion, and reception featuring recipes from the book. I was plunged to the depths of her nightmares, soared with her song, and emerged blessed to have made the journey with her. My mom bought this for me as a gift. ~ Jocelyn Cullity, author of Amah & the Silk-Winged Pigeons Miriam’s Well is truly a hearty feast, and a song of life’s bounty, of its “fragile miracle,” of its sorrows and its cycling, its joy, its mystery, its sorrows, its journeying. Topeka, Kansas - Miriam's Well Book Launch & Havdalah Service. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Please try again. Miriam and Adam have little in common--indeed, they hardly know each other until a high-school English assignment pairs them up. Atchison, Kansas - Visiting Writer & Miriam's Well Reading at Benedictine College. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This book may be based on Jewish Scripture, but it is not a book for a woman looking to establish a truly Jewish home. ~ Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, I fell in love with Miriam’s wisdom and her sweet engagements with the people she meets along her lush and vibrant travels. A terminally ill teenager is forced to choose between her religion and her life Adam doesn’t think much of it when Miriam faints in class. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. $7.99; $7.99; Publisher Description. Ruby's ( Arriving at a Place You've Never Left ) narrative device--alternating chapters told by the two protagonists--adds an engaging verisimilitude; both voices are particularly distinctive and true-to-type. Unable to add item to List. Adam's father, meanwhile, agrees to represent Miriam in her fight against being treated. ~ Gale Jackson, author of Put Your Hands on Your Hips and Act Like a Woman: Song, Dance, Black History and Poetics in Performance, Miriam’s Well is a page-turner that gently pulls the reader into the heroine’s quest while also chronicling the country’s cultural revolutions, gastronomic recipes, political causes, women’s communes, spirituality, the AIDS crisis, Oklahoma and Twin Tower terrorist attacks. Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology, The Hebrew Priestess: Ancient and New Visions of Jewish Women's Spiritual Leadership, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, The Women's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Torah Portions, Seyder Tkhines: The Forgotten Book of Common Prayer for Jewish Women, "This beautiful book breathes with honesty, life and inspiration." Miriam is a member of a devout religious sect in which women have little power and medicine is strictly forbidden. Overland Park, Kansas - Writing the Tree of Life workshop: Jewish Community Center's Day of Discovery. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. As her illness rages on, Miriam will teach Adam the meaning of love and faith—and he will give her a reason to live. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! A surprising page turner featuring multiple plot twists and turns, the moral challenges and clarity deserve more than attention, they demand debate. The losses from the war break apart the family, scattering Moses to western Kansas to live with evangelical Christians, Aaron to New York City to practice corporate law, and Miriam all over America. With this novel, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg has extended her considerable poetic talents to the  narrative form, giving us sustenance for the body (her character's recipes) as well as inspiration for the spirit and the mind. As she seeks the promised land, she shows her people, and eventually herself, how to turn the chaos and despair of our times into music, meals, and miracles. This is one not to be missed! Burlington, Vermont - Miriam's Well Reading & Writing Midrash Workshop: Congregation Ruach Hamaqom. The work is big hearted, embracing, and wonderfully embodies love’s plenty and the power and the beauty of the story, the song, the telling, to remember and transform us. The novel also includes over 35 pages of real recipes from the fictional cooking and baking Miriam does throughout the book, including delicious dishes from Nancy O'Connor's The Rolling Prairie Cookbook, Jayni and Frank Carey's The New Kansas Cookbook, Janet Majure's Recipes Worth Sharing, and Meg Heriford of the Ladybird Cafe. Please try again. A terminally ill teenager is forced to choose between her religion and her life Adam doesn’t think much of it when Miriam faints in class. Miriam’s Well is the latest terrific book by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. A compelling writer, Mirriam-Goldberg’s Miriam’s Well captures a quintessential American story, its multitude of nations, of immigrants and indigenes, in the quest towards a meaningful national identity.