What People Are Saying

“A sixty-year-old posthumous gift from the author of As a Driven Leaf, which was perhaps the most important Jewish novel of the twentieth century. Milton Steinberg’s insights into the tormented, sexually betrayed, and perennially forgiving Hosea ring true and . . . present a full-bodied portrait of a major figure who until now was just a name.”

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, National Jewish Book Award winner and author of Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics

“Milton Steinberg’s unfinished story of the prophet Hosea, with the . . . contributions of three brilliant intellectuals, will interest many readers by both its historical content and literary style.”

Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of Night and A Mad Desire to Dance

“The greatest voice of the American pulpit reaches out to us from the past. The discovery of a new work by Milton Steinberg is a gripping and wondrous event.”

Rabbi David J. Wolpe, author of Why Faith Matters and Floating Takes Faith

“A glorious new novel emerges — unfinished, cut off by mortality; nevertheless equally powerful in its living imagery, passion, and humanity.”

Cynthia Ozick, National Book Award finalist and author of The Shawl and Heir to the Glimmering World

“Seventy years after the publication of As a Driven Leaf, readers will marvel at Milton Steinberg’s unfinished symphony, The Prophet’s Wife. Rabbi Steinberg brings the reader into a world of deep conflicts in life and religious outlook. As he did for the rabbis seven decades ago, Steinberg now illuminates the world of that most querulous of prophets, Hosea, and his wanton wife Gomer.”

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, author of A Delightful Compendium of Consolation

“Steinberg conveys the life of Hosea in such vivid and compelling fashion that I couldn’t stop reading. . . . An extraordinarily sympathetic and psychologically astute characterization of both Hosea and Gomer.”

Dr. Adriane Leveen, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

The Prophet’s Wife provides a window into both the world of Biblical literature and the soul of one of the most penetrating theological minds of twentieth century Jewry. Milton Steinberg’s novel will serve as a trusted companion and guide for spiritual seekers in generations to come.”

Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove, editor of Jewish Theology in Our Time: A New Generation Explores the Foundations and Future of Jewish Belief