After Eden: A Love Story is a non-fiction novel based on memoirs of a general hospital psychiatrist who detects abnormal presence of fluid on examination of his wife's abdomen. Her fatal illness from ovarian cancer is the subject of a candid narration of love, loss, and recovery. Selected chapters dramatize the narrator's altered role, the family's experience, the complexity of medical interactions in the setting of tragic illness and the hope that follows from a loving marriage and a fulfilling career of patient care. Strong character development, rich dialogue, and candid revelation by the narrator make this a unique work. The writing is richly introspective, authoritative, and uncommonly honest. The dialogue is compelling. The characters are real people who grow with the narrative. This book will appeal to a general adult audience as well as to health care professionals and families of cancer patients.