The story of Abraham is well known in Christianity, Islam and Judaism. According to the texts, God calls upon Abraham from his home in Mesopotamia to journey to the promised land with his family.
That story inspired Pittsburgh writer Jacob Bacharach's second novel.
"The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates" is a modern retelling of Abraham's tale set in Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.
90.5 WESA’s Virginia Alvino Young spoke with Bacharach about his new book.
Their conversation has been edited for length and clarity.