New York : Crown Publishers, c2008.
1st American ed.
303 p. ; 25 cm.
"Originally published in France as 'Marie' by Editions Robert Laffont, Paris, in 2006."--T.p. verso.
Miriam, also known as Mary, was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great. She is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion.