Synopses & Reviews
A few years after the Second World War, a stranger enters the lives of Joseph Ivri and his family in Windsor, Canada. A dazzling beauty telling tales of wondrous places and wartime dangers, Eva carries with her, at great risk, the renowned Augsburg Miscellany-a magnificent 15th-century illuminated manuscript. And, as Joseph recounts the story of Eva and his growing love for her, he finally reveals the novel's secrets: the darkness to which we are all subject.
Eva Laquedem, a scientist who has fled Prague at the outbreak of World War II, arrives, by accident, in Windsor, Canada, at the home of a devout widow and her two sons. Within her purse she carries the renowned Augsburg Miscellany, a magnificent 15th-century illuminated Hebrew manuscript, which gives them all a new experience of the world and its possibilities.
From the author of the Wilbur Award-winning novel, The Far Euphrates...the story of a boy and his family transformed by the stories they find inside a rare illuminated Hebrew manuscript.
Fleeing Prague in the wake of the outbreak of World War II, scientist Eva Laquedem wanders the world aimlessly, drifting rootlessly from place to place until she arrives in Windsor, Canada, at the home of a devout widow with two sons, carrying the Augsburg Miscellany, a beautiful fifteenth-century i