Garden Of Eden

Paperback | August 15, 1999

bySharon Butala

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The perfection of the novel: a sweeping tale of a woman's loss and discovery from the best-selling author of The Perfection of the Morning.

Sharon Butala achieved that magical combination of critical acclaim and popular sales success with her #1 national bestseller, The Perfection of the Morning (over 50,000 copies sold). Now, in what many are predicting will be her most powerful novel ever, Sharon Butala returns to Perfection territory in a profoundly moving tale of two generations of western women and their search to heal themselves.

A farm woman like her mother and her grandmother before her, Iris finds her comfortable rhythm of prairie life shattered forever when her husband dies suddenly. She begins a search for the niece she raised as a daughter, but has not seen for ten years. Lannie, fleeing from her own past, is desperately trying to save others - and herself - in the drought-ravaged deserts of Ethiopia. In her quest for Lannie, Iris must come to terms with her rage, her longing for love and the inexorable truths of nature.

The Garden of Eden is a transforming story that travels deep into the heart of contemporary womanhood and challenges the myth of the West. A search for redemption in a landscape on the edge of ruin, The Garden of Eden is a passionate testament to Sharon Butala's immense talent as a writer and interpreter of our own search for a place in the world.

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From the Saskatchewan prairies to famine-stricken Ethiopia, this is the story of a family at a crossroads, struggling to reinvent themselves. Sharon Butala concentrates on Iris, a farm wife, whose husband's death shatters her life, and her niece Lannie, who run to Ethiopia to escape her family and herself. The Garden of Eden presents a...

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The perfection of the novel: a sweeping tale of a woman's loss and discovery from the best-selling author of The Perfection of the Morning.Sharon Butala achieved that magical combination of critical acclaim and popular sales success with her #1 national bestseller, The Perfection of the Morning (over 50,000 copies sold). Now, in what m...

Sharon Butala was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, in 1940. She was educated in small towns in Saskatoon, and at the University of Saskatchewan. Butala gave up work as a Special Educator to become a novelist, short story writer, and writer of creative non-fiction. Her book, The Perfection of the Morning reached number one on the bestsell...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0006485030

ISBN - 13:9780006485032

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From the Saskatchewan prairies to famine-stricken Ethiopia, this is the story of a family at a crossroads, struggling to reinvent themselves. Sharon Butala concentrates on Iris, a farm wife, whose husband's death shatters her life, and her niece Lannie, who run to Ethiopia to escape her family and herself. The Garden of Eden presents a universal story that weaves history, myths, dreams and passionate explorations of self-discovery. Butala is also the best-selling author of The Perfection of the Morning.