Join Mount Vernon native Elizabeth Schuster Sammons as she discusses her recently published novel, "The Lyra and the Cross." Growing out of events described in the New Testament book of Acts and a careful analysis of the history of the time period, the book is her compelling imagining of the friendship between Saul of Tarsus and the man who would become the first Christian martyr, Stephen, after his betrayal by Saul.
Classics buffs and faith-based readers alike will enjoy the novel, which mingles Greek and Jewish traditions in the pre-Christian world. Drawing on her own experience as a journalist, Peace Corps volunteer and interpreter, Sammons depicts a world as full of interfaith conflict and difficult choices as our own. Amidst familiar Biblical characters, readers will find stories of a slave turned freedman, a Greek orphan adopted into Judaism, and two bittersweet love stories.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase which the author will autograph on request. She will also bring several historical artifacts and play a bit on her lyre, a period instrument gifted her by her husband upon the completion of her novel.
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Kenyon College Bookstore
106 Gaskin Avenue, Gambier, Ohio 43022