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Kingsolver, Barbara

Overview
Works: 305 works in 1,124 publications in 1 language and 74,093 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Anecdotes  Love stories  Poetry  Humorous stories  Biographical fiction  Periodicals  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Signer, dki
Classifications: PS3561.I496, 813.54
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The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
79 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,402 libraries worldwide
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven
The bean trees : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
77 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 6,498 libraries worldwide
Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees
Prodigal summer : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
54 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,382 libraries worldwide
Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud
Pigs in heaven : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
52 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 5,204 libraries worldwide
When a six-year-old child named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, she and her adoptive mother Taylor have a moment of celebrity that will change their lives forever. Turtle is claimed by Annawake Fourkiller, a Cherokee activist, to have been wrongly taken from the Cherokee nation. Fear of losing Turtle sends Taylor fleeing across the country with her mother Alice, pursued by Annawake. In the course of their journey, the three find love and wisdom in surprising places
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 4,697 libraries worldwide
"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher
Animal dreams : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
53 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,695 libraries worldwide
Hallie Nodine fights for justice in Nicaragua while her sister, Codi, returns to Arizona to confront her dying father, as myths, dreams, and flashbacks blend to examine life's commitments
Flight behavior : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,735 libraries worldwide
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large
Small wonder by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 3,481 libraries worldwide
In 22 wonderfully articulate essays, Kingsolver raises her voice in praise of nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the genesis of war, violence and poverty in the world. Illustrations
High tide in Tucson : essays from now or never by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 3,010 libraries worldwide
Barbara Kingsolver has entertained and touched the lives of legions of readers with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novels The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, and Pigs in Heaven. In these twenty-five newly conceived essays, she returns once again to her favored literary terrain to explore the themes of family, community, and the natural world. With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver writes about notions as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom. Kingsolver's canny pursuit of meaning from an inscrutable world compels us to find instructions for life in surprising places: a museum of atomic bomb relics, a West African voodoo love charm, an iconographic family of paper dolls, the ethics of a wild pig who persistently invades a garden, a battle of wills with a two-year-old, or a troop of oysters who observe high tide in the middle of Illinois
Homeland and other stories by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,603 libraries worldwide
Spreading her memorable characters over numerous landscapes, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance
The lacuna a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,561 libraries worldwide
It's the 1930s, and while Harrison Shepherd works for Mexican painter Diego Rivera, he's also becoming the confidante of Diego's wife, Frida Kahlo. Later forced to flee to the U.S., Shepherd retells his remarkable story through a series of letters and diary entries
The poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters
Prodigal summer by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
The story of three worlds within a small Appalachian community: that of Deanna Wolfe, a Park Service employee who lives alone on the mountain; of Lusa Landowski, who came from the city to live on a farm out of love and must now come to understand her relationship to the land and the family that has tended it for generations; and of two neighbors, one feuding and one a free spirit, who forge a path toward learning about each other. These stories, separate and yet interwoven by the community in which all--even the reclusive Deanna--live, also have at their center the interconnectedness of the human world and the natural one
Holding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983 by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Taylor Greer hits the road and inherits a three-year-old Cherokee girl who manages to slowly wind her way into Taylor's heart
Another America = Otra América by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Poems deal with themes ranging from resistance to violence and war to finding one's inner courage and strength as a woman
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
After years lived entirely within the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out and ultimately leading into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large. Over the course of a single winter, her life will become the property of the planet and, perhaps for the first time, securely her own
Small wonder essays by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Features essays on contemporary issues of world events and local news
Pigs in heaven by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Taylor Green and her adopted Cherokee daughter Turtle are in for a battle when their fifteen minutes of fame for rescuing a man from Hoover Dam brings them to the attention of a Cherokee attorney who tinks Turtle's adoption was illegal
 
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Alternative Names
קינגסולבר, ברברה. פז, עדית
キングソルヴァー, バーバラ
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