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Kingsolver, Barbara

Overview
Works: 242 works in 1,171 publications in 21 languages and 71,609 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Anecdotes  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Epistolary fiction  Suspense fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Signer
Classifications: PS3561.I496, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Barbara Kingsolver
Publications by Barbara Kingsolver
Most widely held works by Barbara Kingsolver
The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
128 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 7,476 libraries worldwide
The tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa. An evangelical minister discovers that everything--from garden seeds to Scripture--is transformed on African soil
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
98 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 6,192 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 )
84 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,376 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 )
67 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,917 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 )
71 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,770 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 )
72 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,455 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 )
52 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,187 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. 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 )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 3,037 libraries worldwide
Twenty-two optimistic essays cover such topics as nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the challenges of war, poverty, and violence
Homeland and other stories by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
45 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,513 libraries worldwide
Spreading her memorable characters over numerous landscapes, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance
The poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it, from garden seeds to Scripture, is calamitously transformed on African soil
Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,409 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
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
The story of American Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events. Growing up in 1930's Mexico, Shepherd quickly learns that his mother is more concerned with social aspirations than his well-being. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, he discovers a passion for Aztec history and meets the exotic, imperious artist Frida Kahlo, who will become his lifelong friend. His mother's knack for selecting men who fall on the losing side of Mexico's political battles, leads Harrison to take a withdrawn approach to life. Later, forced to flee to Mexico, he ventures back to the U.S., which is in the midst of World War II. As political winds continue to toss him north and south Shepherd tells his remarkable story through a series of letters and diary entries
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,062 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
Prodigal summer by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,022 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 )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 libraries worldwide
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps-Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the story is partly oral history and partly social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community
Another America = Otra América by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 910 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 )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 780 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
Pigs in heaven by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 720 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
Small wonder : essays by Barbara Kingsolver( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Features essays on contemporary issues of world events and local news
High tide in Tucson : essays from now or never by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 397 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
 
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Alternative Names
Barbara Kingsolver Amerikaans romanschrijfster
Barbara Kingsolver scrittrice, poeta e saggista statunitense
Μπάρμπαρα Κινγκσόλβερ
ברברה קינגסולבר סופרת, משוררת ומסאית אמריקאית
קינגסולבר, ברברה 1955-
קינגסולבר, ברברה. פז, עדית
باربارا کینگسالور نویسنده آمریکایی
ਬਾਰਬਰਾ ਕਿੰਗਸੌਲਵਰ
킹솔버, 바버라 1955-
キングソルヴァー, バーバラ
バーバラ・キングソルヴァー
Languages
English (702)
French (29)
Italian (27)
Spanish (26)
German (20)
Danish (9)
Polish (7)
Dutch (7)
Hebrew (6)
Catalan (5)
Finnish (4)
Chinese (3)
Swedish (3)
Serbian (3)
Croatian (2)
Korean (2)
Turkish (2)
Russian (2)
Portuguese (1)
Czech (1)
Basque (1)
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