J: The Woman Who Wrote the Bible
When Janaia, oldest daughter of King David of Judah, is secretly initiated into the
art and magic of writing, she finds she must master the sublime powers and visions that
come with this new kind of knowledge. From the caves of Judah to the glories of
Solomon’s Temple, Janaia discovers through heartbreak and sacrifice that the knowledge
of good and evil brings with it both frightening powers and jubilant freedom. In her quick-
paced debut novel, Chicago native Burns has crafted a tale that will appeal to fans of the
feminist historical fantasies of Starhawk, Jane Auel, and Marion Zimmer Bradley.