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Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the former Republic of Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally.

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Barbara Kingsolver wins the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction
Barbara Kingsolver wins the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction
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  • Karen Joy Fowler talks about We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, the ...

      News Source: Nashville Scene | 21 days ago
    We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves In 2013, novelist Karen Joy Fowler published We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves to great acclaim, including starred reviews in Booklist , Kirkus and Library Journal . Barbara Kingsolver, writing in The New
  • To Do Saturday: Vogue Knitting Live

      News Source: The New York Observer | 3 months ago
    AFP/Getty Images) The fledgling baby blankets I remember knitting with my grandmother are light years away from the crafty, fashionable hobby highlighted at Vogue Knitting Live, a three-day affair featuring the likes of  Project Runway  designer 
  • Ann Patchett: By the Book

      News Source: The New York Times | 6 months ago
    What's the best book you've read so far this year?  Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena...Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how).  In the best-case scenario, I know nothing about the book, and reading it is my

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  • Kingsolver, turkey sex & novels in the desert. | be, mama. ...

      Blog Source: | 21 days ago
    Sometimes you read a book that just sticks with you, which, one hopes, is the point of a narrative. Case in point, Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle made me want to jump on the locavore bandwagon, buying and eating food that ...
  • On the Literature of Social Justice « Fenton Johnson

      Blog Source: | 21 days ago
    ... literature course through the University of Arizona Program in Creative Writing called Literature of Social Justice, surveying social justice literature from its roots in the Hebrew Bible through contemporary writers such as Barbara Kingsolver,&
  • Azure Scratchings: Blue Met 2014 Literary Prize: Canada's ...

      Blog Source: | 21 days ago
    Barbara Kingsolver: environmentalist, historian, complex creator of stories that straddle the personal and the political. Kingsolver is an under appreciated talent. Sure, she's made money off her books. Sure, Oprah digs her. But that almost .

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