The Way: A Novel

Readers will cheer for this unforgettable protagonist in a story that both provokes and inspires.

The Way: A Novel

by Kristen Wolf — 

Anna is a fiery tomboy living in ancient Palestine whose androgynous appearance provokes ridicule from the people around her and doubt within her own heart. When tragedy strikes her family, Anna’s father — disguising her as a boy — sells her to a band of shepherds where she is captured by a mystical and secret society of women hiding in the desert.

At first, Anna is tempted to escape, but she soon finds that the sisterhood’s teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call “The Way,” have unleashed an unexpected power within her.

When danger befalls the caves in which the sisters have made their home, Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people.

Her daring quest and newfound destiny reveal, at last, the full truth of her identity — a shocking revelation that will spark as much controversy as it does celebration. Anna’s story is one of transformation, betrayal, love, loss, deception and redemption.

Readers will cheer for this unforgettable protagonist in a story that both provokes and inspires. A compelling mix of history, myth and fantasy, this is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.

$25 hardcover, $15 paperback — Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 3, June/July 2012.

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