“What a daunting task to take on- retelling the story of Adam and Eve. I cheered my Book Club on for looking past our religious beliefs and to focus on the story. How well it was written, how well the "gaps" from the Bible were filled in, how well she pulled us in to the story. This was a real challenge for an author, to take such a delicate subject and tell a majestic story.
I found myself curling my toes, digging in my heels, I was right there feeling the loss. We all know how the story ends. But how I wish it could be re-told with a different ending- one of course, that Ish and Isha were strong and carried out all their days in the blissful, huh-hum land of Eden. Ms Lee paints a picture of such visual beauty and of how much we truly lost. At the end, I too was gripping the book, 'please make it Adam- please help Eve make it back for you" and ah! the love that Adam and Eve had for each other (yes, even they fought but still loved!) had me crying and smiling at the same time.
While reading this, we lost a member of our Book Club, and I couldn't help but think of her going to a Paradise maybe like the one painted here.