AUTHOR, CATHERINE MAGIA - BOOK READING, DISCUSSION AND SIGNING OF
A Fisher of Women: The Tale of the Forgotten Healer of Galilee
Sequel to The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 AT 2 P.M.
A Fisher of Women
by Catherine Magia
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 3, 2018)
When the wife of Simon Peter returns to Galilee, she brings nothing but her faith in an enigmatic carpenter named Jesus, who has an extraordinary gift of healing the sick. But as she spends time in the presence of this divine leader, she discovers the gift of healing comes at a devastating cost. A terrible burden Jesus bears for the sake of his love for humanity.
In her quest to alleviate Jesus’s suffering, the wife of Simon Peter befriends a pagan magician named Helen. Helen possesses a wisdom and an ability to heal exceeded only by Jesus himself, but bears an unsavory reputation. Can Helen be trusted to ease Jesus's suffering? Or is she a rival seeking his ultimate destruction?
Simon Peter is immortalized as a devoted pillar of the early Church. This is the untold story of his wife, forgotten as a healer and invisible to the pages of history. Her journey leads her to understand the inevitable price of healing, and what it truly means to love.
Catherine Magia was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to New Jersey at the age of ten. At eighteen, she won a creative writing scholarship to Drew University, where she studied political theory and chemistry. Although her formal education was in the hard sciences, Catherine has always maintained a passion for the written word, publishing her poetry in several literary journals including the Michigan Quarterly Review. By day, she is an associate director of market intelligence in the development of new cancer medications. Her debut novel, The Fisherman's Bride, won the 2017 New England Book Festival, 2017 Winner Reader's Favorite Magazine, and 2018 Winnter Catholic Writers Guild. She is currently based in Boston.
Her website can be found at www.catherinemagia.com