I just finished reading Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee last weekend, and oh, how I wish there was a volume II....and III!
If you remember my post about Lee's first book, Demon: A Memoir, you've probably guessed that I like her writing.
This story was broken into sections, the first, and my favorite, titled "The Garden", which was Lee's fictional take on the biblical Garden of Eden, right after Eve was created for Adam. One of my favorite things about this section are the parts where Adam and Eve are together with their animals, watching over them, of course, but also sharing friendships with them, including deer and lion together.
Ms. Lee is very well studied in biblical history, interweaving her hobbies of studying theology and writing into a historic- fictional work of art. Her language never upsets, and is so fluid and lovely, you'll never want to put this book down! I think I read it in just under a week, but it would have been about a day and a half had I had the time just to sit and read!
The next section called, "the Fruit", and every section after is about the fall of Adam and Eve and their life & world being changed dramatically forever to reflect their sin.
Truly a beautiful book, I give it 5 out of 5 stars for originality, clarity, historical & biblical reference, and beautiful language.
I won't be suggesting this to my book club, I'm making them read it!!
Not suitable for early teens, as there is some sexual reference.
Go Here to read Chapter One (scroll to p. 8)