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The expected one, Kathleen McGowan

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The expected one
Title
The expected one
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen McGowan
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Language
eng
Summary
Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands have killed and died for it. Maureen's journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris--and ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves.--From publisher description
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The standard religious-thriller architecture is evident in McGowan's much-heralded debut, which coincidentally shares similarities with The Da Vinci Code (e.g., murders, Vatican interference, nefarious secret societies), but mostly the characters sit and talk about biblical history and the search for Magdalene-connected treasure. Biblical dreams and visions plague American Maureen Paschal, author of the bestselling HERstory—a Defense of History's Most Hated Heroines . When she travels to France's mysterious Languedoc region at the urging of Magdalene scholar Lord Berenger Sinclair, Maureen finds what has eluded centuries of treasure hunters—the original Magdalene scrolls that detail her love affair with Jesus, their marriage and the crucifixion. Though the author makes no effort to render these gospel excerpts in period prose, they're the most compelling part of a novel otherwise freighted with romance-fiction stylings and unadorned facts numbingly narrated. Originally self-published, this first of a trilogy has already sold foreign rights in 22 countries. 350,000 printing; 15-city author tour. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 26, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 26, p29)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145269
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGowan, Kathleen
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C494
LC item number
E97 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Book one of the Magdalene line
Series volume
0001
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  • Mary Magdalene
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Mary Magdalene
  • France
  • Prophecies
  • France
  • Prophecies
  • France
Label
The expected one, Kathleen McGowan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70332576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781416531692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743299428
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)70332576
Label
The expected one, Kathleen McGowan
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70332576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781416531692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743299428
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)70332576

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