The Wisdom of Solomon by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Through the eyes of an 8-year old, the story of King Solomon handling of the case of the two harlots is seen from a different angle. The retelling of the Biblical story is from an old woman remembering when in she was a child how she met her father—Solomon—because of her midwife mother’s attempt to stop a prostitute from killing her children only for the king’s guards to arrest both because of the bizarre situation they came upon. Though the story has elements from the famous story, Rusch changes things around in such a way as to suggest how real events become legends, but it’s up to the readers own opinion on if this story or the Biblical narrative is correct.