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Maggie Anton is the award-winning author of Rashi’s Daughters, historical novels set in the household of the great medieval Jewish scholar, whose daughters studied Talmud when these sacred texts were forbidden to women. The first book of her new series, Rav Hisda's Daughter: A Novel of Love, The Talmud and Sorcery, which takes place in 3rd-century Babylonia as the Talmud is being created, was as a 2012 National Jewish Book Award Finalist and Library Journal’s choice for Best Historical Fiction. A native of Los Angeles, Maggie worked for over 30 years as a clinical chemist before becoming an author.

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