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The Diaries of Adam and EveThe Diaries of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain

Ever suspected that the writer of Genesis left a few things out of the story of Adam and Eve? Possibly Mark Twain did too— either that or he saw a ripe opportunity for some levity. In The Diaries of Adam and Eve we learn what they really thought when they first saw each other; how he tried to escape her constant prattling, how she disapproved of his choices of names for the animals, and how she kept bringing home “bears” that she “found” in the woods. At times highly amusing, at other times wrenching, there are vestiges of Twain’s old-fashioned era but, at the same time, his Eve isn’t a passive onlooker and neither is Adam completely innocent. It is a short, but charming entry for any day. – Chrisanne Schraedel, Circulation

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