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The Herdsman, by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

- Abstract

The very paucity of biographical information in the Book of Amos provides both a challenge and an opportunity for the writer of historical fiction. The challenge: to create, on the basis of a few facts, a character worthy of the lofty prophecies ascribed to Amos; the opportunity: to inform that character with the grandeur and dignity of a great prophet. And Dorothy Clarke Wilson, in rising to the challenge, has taken full advantage of her opportunity.

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