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Publisher's Summary

If you're a fan who enjoyed The Red Tent, you would most certainly enjoy this new book of biblical fiction, First Family. You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God's reasons for rejecting Cain's? What happened when Cain killed Abel, and what was it like for Adam and Eve to discover what had happened?
First Family is a modern language journey through the story of Adam and Eve, told by the characters themselves, as they fill in the gaps in the story with breathtakingly real first person descriptions of growth, discoveries, angst, joy, determination, and heart. First Family is today's voice for the story behind the familiar story of Adam and Eve. Themes of love, loss, grief, and faith will resonate with every listener.
Award-winning author Alice Langholt brings us her first work of fiction, and it's unforgettable.
©2015 Alice Langholt (P)2016 Alice Langholt
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5 out of 5 stars
By Charles A. Burton on 05-14-16

Wonderful "What if...?" story about Creation!

Langholt has created an enjoyable, believable, and empathetic story of our beginnings, using the biblical story of creation as a springboard.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alan Wheeler on 03-09-18

How it might have the beginning.

"First Family" is a wonderful, thought provoking realization of how life may well have been for Adam and Eve and their first two children, Cain and Abel. Obviously, anyone who has read the first several chapters of the book of Genesis knows what happens to Abel, but Alice Langholt builds a sense of suspense as the tragic event draws near.

The beauty of this book is in how it shows that even the first family struggled with issues we struggle with today, such as questioning if God is near us, cares for us or even exists at all. It is comforting, even from a fictionalized account, to think that even Adam and Eve had doubts, questions, as well as moments of strong, sure faith.

For those who are wondering, this book is more spiritual than religious. It tells the story without preaching or proselytizing. It's a lovely, beautiful piece of storytelling worth reading and sharing.

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