Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden



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

Product Details

$15.00  $13.80
Grove Press
Publish Date
September 11, 2012
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

BROOK WILENSKY-LANFORD is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program in nonfiction, where she won the Arthur J. Harris Memorial Prize. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Lapham's Quarterly, Killing the Buddha, The Common, and The Huffington Post. She lives in the Garden State.