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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Imaginative and good

    Imaginative and good, full of humanity



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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Nursury

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    READ THIS!

    Not A huge fan of religious books, but this book outlines, with beautiful detail, the life and times of Adam and Eve and thier family as told by writer and her view of what it might have been like for them. I loved it and couldnt put it down!

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Captivating and original

    A very original rendition of the Adam and Eve story. Covering everything from their time in the garden and their subsequent exile to Cain's murder of his brother Abel, this book was a delightful and creative way to reexperience familiar events in the bible from a personal perspective. It even interwove Eve's story with that of the Mesopotamians and Sumerians who arguably existed at the same time and close to the same place. Strongly recommended for everyone who's wondered what things were like from the ones who were actually there.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

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    A beautiful lyrical accounting of the first family of the Bible. The author deals with some difficult questions of spirituality and how to mesh the biblical tradition with historical facts. It comes across as pretty believable to those of us who are not professionals in the field of Mesopotamian cultures. The spiritual answers the author comes to are also very logical and insightful.

    Don't get stuck on the Lucifer bit or you'll end up missing a book with a lot of opportunity for enlightenment.

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  • Posted January 19, 2010

    Good Read

    I liked this book alot; interesting and insightful. It really fleshed out the characters; and presented the problems they must have faced. Good read.

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  • Posted December 9, 2009

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    This dysfunctional family drama makes for an enjoyable biblical biographical fiction

    Eve and Adam love their life in the Garden of Eden. However, paradise is lost when Eve seduced by Lucifer as much as by her curiosity persuades Adam to take an apple bite from the Tree of Knowledge forbidden fruit. Saddened but a believer in the original tough love, Elohim kicks the pair from the Garden and into the harsh cruel world. ------------

    Over the next few years, the previously pampered pair struggle, but finally turn it around as their home becomes a safe haven to raise kids and drink beer with figs and grapes. They have several children as Adam believes in barefoot and pregnant. Abel is a sheepherder; Cain becomes a farmer, Seth the favorite provides solace to his mom; Naava is a weaver; Dara is a potter; and Aya the healer remains invisible to her family. Cain turns away from Elohim to the Sumerian fertility goddess Inanna while his sister Naava seduces him into taking her to the nearby city. Naava is jealous that Dara works for the prince, so she marries the prince. Outraged by her betrayal Cain causes a riot that displaces the first family and soon commits fratricide.-------------

    This dysfunctional family drama makes for an enjoyable biblical biographical fiction in which they needed a shrink. The story line leaps around as perspective is rotated. Eve grows in her job as the first mom after being kicked to the curb by God due to the original sin. Her daughters even "invisible" Aya come across as fully developed in part because they tell the saga while the males are not fleshed out beyond their roles of supporting the women who dominate their lives. Although except for the setting, the First family feels like an American brood sent back to the first days, fans will enjoy the novelization of Eve and her clan.----------

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

    A true delight!

    A very sweet and poignant story about the "first" family, told in a way that is so very relatable. Our book club LOVED it, as it spurred much discussion, allowing us to question what we all once that was unquestionable. What a delight!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    Excellent book

    A wonderful look at relationships and Eve's personal journey.
    Highly recommend

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    A Wonderful Historical Novel

    Truly stunning. Anyone who loves historical drama or fiction should read this novel. It is original and full of life. Once you start reading it's hard to put it down. It is beautifully complex and full of robust drama and touching moments. A really great novel!

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