The Rashi's Daughters trilogy is comprised of Book I: Joheved, Book II: Miriam, and Book III: Rachel. Anton is also the author of the YA novel, Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar.
Recently, I asked Anton what she was reading. Her reply:
I'm currently reading Julian by Gore Vidal, who is probably one of this country's best writers of historical fiction. I'm actually reading it as research for my next book, which takes place in Babylonia at about the time. But I can hardly put Julian down and I feel guilty for enjoying this book so much when I'm reading it for work. I envy Gore Vidal's ability to bring his character's personality to life so vividly and to perfectly capture the deadly political intrigues of 4th-century Rome. I know it was written almost 50 years ago, but Julian is still a great read.Visit Maggie Anton's website and blog.