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High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never
High Tide in Tucson Essays from Now or Never
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans. — In ...  more », she returns to her familiar themes of family, community, the common good and the natural world. The title essay considers Buster, a hermit crab that accidentally stows away on Kingsolver's return trip from the Bahamas to her desert home, and turns out to have manic-depressive tendencies. Buster is running around for all he's worth -- one can only presume it's high tide in Tucson. Kingsolver brings a moral vision and refreshing sense of humor to subjects ranging from modern motherhood to the history of private property to the suspended citizenship of human beings in the Animal Kingdom.

High tide in Tucson --

Creation stories --

Making peace --

In case you ever want to go home again --

How Mr. Dewey Decimal saved my life --

Life without go-go boots --

The household zen --

Semper fi --

The muscle mystique --

Civil disobedience at breakfast --

Somebody's baby --

Paradise lost --

Confessions of a reluctant rock goddess --

Stone soup --

The spaces between --

Postcards from the imaginary mom --

The memory place --

The vibrations of Djoogbe --

Infernal paradise --

In the belly of the beast --

Jabberwocky --

The forest in the seeds --

Careful what you let in the door --

The not-so-deadly sin --

Reprise.
ISBN-13: 9780060927561
ISBN-10: 0060927569
Publication Date: 10/9/1996
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Twenty-five essays ranging in subject matter from tidal effects on landlocked creatures to childrearing to the triumph of hope over experience, all meticulously crafted and presented with honesty and humor.
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Excellent essays but not as good as her novels which totally rock!
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My favorite author, I love her essays and how she sees life. Excellent


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