Sunday, July 18, 2010

Adam & Eve Pre-Release Giveaway

Adam & Eve: A NovelI've got an extra uncorrected proof up for grabs thanks to Tavia at William Morrow Harper Collins. All you need to do to enter is be a public follower of Let Them Read Books and leave a comment below with your email address. The winner will be randomly selected. Open to U.S. and Canada residents until August 1.

Hours before his untimely—and highly suspicious—death, world-renowned astrophysicist Thom Bergmann shares his discovery of extraterrestrial life with his wife, Lucy. Feeling that the warring world is not ready to learn of—or accept—proof of life elsewhere in the universe, Thom entrusts Lucy with his computer flash drive, which holds the keys to his secret work.

Devastated by Thom's death, Lucy keeps the secret, but Thom's friend, anthropologist Pierre Saad, contacts Lucy with an unusual and dangerous request about another sensitive matter. Pierre needs Lucy to help him smuggle a newly discovered artifact out of Egypt: an ancient codex concerning the human authorship of the Book of Genesis. Offering a reinterpretation of the creation story, the document is sure to threaten the foundation of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions . . . and there are those who will stop at nothing to suppress it.

Midway through the daring journey, Lucy's small plane goes down on a slip of verdant land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East. Burned in the crash landing, she is rescued by Adam, a delusional American soldier whose search for both spiritual and carnal knowledge has led to madness. Blessed with youth, beauty, and an unsettling innocence, Adam gently tends to Lucy's wounds, and in this quiet, solitary paradise, a bond between the unlikely pair grows. Ultimately, Lucy and Adam forsake their half-mythical Eden and make their way back toward civilization, where members of an ultraconservative religious cult are determined to deprive the world of the knowledge Lucy carries.

Set against the searing debate between evolutionists and creationists, Adam & Eve expands the definition of a "sacred book," and suggests that true madness lies in wars and violence fueled by all religious literalism and intolerance. A thriller, a romance, an adventure, and an idyll, Adam & Eve is a tour de force by a master contemporary storyteller.

To be published by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins, September 28, 2010.
Sounds good, doesn't it? I can't wait to read it!


  1. I really want to read this one, win or lose. I am a proud follower via GFC too.


  2. Sena Jeter Naslund is an author I like so I'd love to win this one! I am a public follower with GFC!
    theroundfile at live dot com

  3. I really enjoyed Ahab's Wife, I would love a chance to enter. I am a GFC follower and my email is
    waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com
    Thanks for the chance!

  4. Naslund is one of my very favorite authors. I have this already and know everyone will love her writing. No need to enter me, I am just so happy I have a copy already.

  5. I learned about your blog from Historical Tapestry and I am now a follower. This book sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. This books look so good! Thanks for the giveaway!


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