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.
i'M NOT MUCH FOR ESSAYS, BUT i'LL READ ANYTHING BY THIS AUTHOR. AN ENJOABLE COLLECTION, EVOCATIVE OF THE REGION
Barbara Kingsolver's writing is like reading beautiful poetry. She has such a gift for language.
Really intelligent, entertaining writing.
Barbara writes so well. it's pure delight, in this book as in all her books - i have read them all.
Excellent essays from an award-winning author--sharing thoughts on the "urgent business of being alive".
a easy book to pick up and read a chapter or so...
One of the few authors I think writes fiction and nonfiction equally well - I love her, and this book is wonderful
My favorite author, I love her essays and how she sees life. Excellent
This book is a collection of essays. I have not read this book cover to cover but have picked through some of the essays. The neat thing about this book is that it is signed by the author. I "won" this book at a concert. One of the singers, who unfortunatley, I can't remember who, asked for someone in the audience to talk about something that person did for community service. I raised my hand and spoke about what I do. Then he gave me this book.
Excellent essays but not as good as her novels which totally rock!
AUDIO BOOK ON TAPE
UNABRIDGED SHORT STORIES, 3 hours on 2 casstettes
READ BY THE AUTHOR - BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Digitally recorded, so it has good sound quality, and the author has a good reading voice. Very enjoyable!
Great author whose novel, The Poisonwood Bible, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
A collection of short stories.
The book is missing the dust jacket but is otherwise in mint condition.
Displaying a diverse background and multiple interests, Kingsolver has written about subjects as varied as the biological clock of hermit crabs, tourist wanderings in Benin, and visiting an obsolete Titan missile site. The recurring themes here are the wonder and excitement of parenting; the respect for all creatures, religions, and points of view; and the importance of the natural world in our lives. She weaves these themes throughout her essays and presents readers with a vision of beliefs too often undervalued in our modern world. The author, a skilled observer of both people and nature, claims "to want to know and to write, about the places where disparate points of view rub together and the spaces between." These essays are her attempts to open the doors for her readers to see into those spaces.