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EVE: A Novel of the First Woman

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EVE: A Novel of the First Woman
Elissa Elliott
Delacorte Press
Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780385341448

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She is perhaps the most famous woman in the world. Now Eve comes to life in a powerful reinvention of her centuries --- old tale. A feast for the imagination, Eve: A Novel of the First Woman unites myth, religion, and ancient history in a literary debut that explores some of our most deeply rooted questions about life and human nature. We meet an extraordinarily moving version of Eve on these pages. She is a mother and a wife, a woman who is both nurturing and sensual, courageous and wise. She endures life’s struggles and mysteries, longing to understand God’s will and haunted by the memories of the paradise she shared with Adam. As tragedy looms for her sons, readers experience a stirring depiction of the very nature of evil --- and a boundless love that defeats it.

The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your reading of Elissa Elliott’s EVE. We hope they will enrich your experience of this breathtaking journey.

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Critical Praise

"EVE is a beautiful novel, richly imagined. Elissa Elliott has written about Eve in such a new way, and by exploring her heart, conflicts, desires, and choices, she illuminates our own. I loved the intimate tone, and although I know how the story goes, I found myself reading on the edge of my seat. This novel is irresistible, and if it were an apple, I would have to eat it."

New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice


"EVE is an enchanting novel, rich with emotion and power. Elliott's masterful prose brilliantly brings an ancient world to vibrant life. A truly remarkable debut, thought provoking and intriguing."
India Edghill, author of THE QUEENMAKER and WISDOM'S DAUGHTER: A Novel of Solomon and Sheba


"Elliott has crafted a powerful story, beautifully told, of a family in crisis. Her voice is sure, her prose lyrical, her characters memorable."
Jeanne Kalogridis, author of I, MONA LISA and THE BORGIA BRIDES


"Elissa Elliott's debut is Biblical fiction at its absolute best. Like Anita Diamant and Marek Halter, Elliott reaches across the millennia to embrace a woman whose story has never fully been told. A thought-provoking and gripping read, Elliott has triumphed with her wholly original EVE: A Novel of the First Woman."
Michelle Moran, author of NEFERTITI and THE HERETIC QUEEN



EVE: A Novel of the First Woman © Copyright 2017 by Elissa Elliott. Reprinted with permission by Delacorte Press. All rights reserved.

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