I love me my Barbara Kingsolver but I stopped reading this book at page 154 and returned it to the library. I couldn't care less about the main character "what's her name" and her smoking addiction and her almost affair. The so called miracle is nothing but a beautiful act of nature I have seen on TV programs and I was not anticipating reading further to learn about global warming. I was disappointed to say the least.
I have to give Kingsolver credit here for not populating this novel with straw men against whom to illustrate her green view of the world. If people really listened and discussed the way her characters do in this book, instead of talking across each other like television pundits, we'd get a lot solved.
If you've read any Kingsolver, you know you're going to get socially conscious messages, and great prose, and plenty of cud for chewing. Well, you do.
Amazing! I loved her book Prodigal Summer, and this is another in the same vein. She mixes romance with biology and you learn all about the stuff of life. Heartwarming and true. A must read!