Noah Gordon has had tremendous worldwide success, with his trilogy The Physician, Shaman, and Issues of Choice selling more than eight million copies in Germany alone. The James Fenimore Cooper Award for Shaman was given to him by the Society of American Historians as the greatest historical book of 1991/1992. He was also named Writer of the Year by the Bertelsmann Book Club's readers, and he won the Silver Basque Award for Spain's best-selling novel twice, in 1992 and 1995. The Rabbi, a previous novel, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Noah Gordon resides in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife.