The biblical matriarchs - Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah - struggled with many of the same issues women today do. The had to overcome infertility, abandonment, betrayal, death, and jealousy. In Water from the Well, Annie Roiphe gracefully and effectively retell their stories, making them fascinating to modern day readers. A careful reading reveals how their lives laid the foundation for womanhood today. Paperback.