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Paradise Lust

Searching for the Garden of Eden

Brook Wilensky-Lanford


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Praise for Paradise Lust

A pleasure. Wilensky-Lanford tackles her subject with an appealing mix of serious research and tongue-in-cheek humor. Neither too academic nor too whimsical, the storytelling in Paradise Lust is often irresistible.--The New York Times

Dense, absorbing... Wilensky-Lanford's] interest in her subject is deep, her narrative is expertly layered, and her interpretations of the seekers' motives are more than convincing. -- Wall Street Journal

An entertaining history... a thoroughly researched and engaging examination of faith's role in our lives. This is Wilensky-Lanford's first book, and it bodes well for her of-this-world future. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

Paradise Lust takes us on a fascinating journey - and one that sheds much light on the meaning of biblical literalism. I won't tell you whether or not she finds Eden, but she did find a great topic. -- A.J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

A gloriously researched, pluckily written historical and anecdotal assay of humankind's age-old quixotic quest for the exact location of the Biblical garden. -- Elle

Witty and exhaustively researched" -- Associated Press

"A charming, century-spanning journey about the search for the Garden of Eden... This is truly a fascinating read."--Carol Ann Strahl, Buffalo Rising

Grove Press, 9780802145840, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2012