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Small Wonder

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Small Wonder

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In her new essay collection, the beloved author of Prodigal Summer moves from one of history's darker moments to present an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable...
In her new essay collection, the beloved author of Prodigal Summer moves from one of history's darker moments to present an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable...
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  • In her new essay collection, the beloved author of Prodigal Summer moves from one of history's darker moments to present an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects. Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

 
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  • Barbara Kingsolver's list of bestselling novels and essay collections includes Prodigal Summer, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees. She presently lives outside of Tucson with her husband Steven Hopp, and her two daughters, Camille from a previous marriage, and Lily, who was born in 1996. When not writing or spending time with her family, Barbara gardens, cooks, hikes, and works as an environmental activist and human-rights advocate.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Those familiar with Barbara Kingsolver's work are aware of her distinctive literary voice. In the audiobook version of her most recent collection of essays, listeners are also treated to her actual voice, and the result is pleasing. With beautiful language and heartbreaking turns of phrase, Kingsolver reflects on the world community and one's individual role in it. The author's actual voice is as thoughtful and quietly strong as her written voice, lending a certain calm to her thought-provoking commentary. Hearing a brilliant author read her own work is rewarding in this case. No matter what one thinks about Kingsolver's worldviews--she loves her country and sees its flaws as well--this audiobook is timely and interesting. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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