First published in 1973, The Book of Eve has become a classic. When Eva Carroll walks out on her husband of 40 years, it is an unplanned, completely spontaneous gesture. Yet Eva feels neither guilt nor remorse. Instead, she feels rejuvenated and blissfully free. As she builds a new life for herself in a boarding house on the “wrong” side of Montreal, she finds happiness and independence – and, when she least expects it, love.
About the author
CONSTANCE BERESFORD-HOWE was born in Montreal. Her first novel, The Unreasoning Heart, was published while she was still a student. She had written nine other novels, including A Population of One, The Marriage Bed, Prospero’s Daughter, and Night Studies. She died in 2016.
–Globe and Mail
“The success of the much-loved novels of Beresford-Howe stems from their approachability.… Her writing is consistently down-to-earth and highly readable.”
–Quill & Quire