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Barbara Kingsolver - Author


Barbara Kingsolver’s thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on BARBARA KINGSOLVER

After you read The Bean Trees, you’ll run to the bookstore to buy Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams. I snap up Kingsolver’s novels from used bookstores so I have copies at the ready if I meet someone who has not yet had the pleasure. Observant and canny in character, Kingsolver’s women have heart and looking through their eyes opens mine. I read these books with a pen so I can easily return to favorite underlined phrases.

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If you like Barbara Kingsolver you might also like to read books by Kathryn Stockett, Louise Erdrich and Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behaviour
Barbara Kingsolver
May 2013 Book of the Month. Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010 and on the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013. A topical, engrossing and thought-provoking read...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2013
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
One of Susan Fletcher's favourite books. A fascinating story told from the perspective of a mother and her four daughters who have been taken to the Congo, by the father of the family, on a mission to bring God...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
Winner of the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. The Poisonwood Bible was a very special book, this one, her first in ten years, is a very worthy book. You need stamina and time to tackle it and you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
Pigs in Heaven
Barbara Kingsolver
Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is a spellbinding novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behaviour
Barbara Kingsolver
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013. Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply human story touching on class, poverty and climate change. It is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet, and explores the truths we live by,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2012
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
Winner of the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. The Poisonwood Bible was a very special book, this one, her first in ten years, is a very worthy book. You need stamina and time to tackle it and you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/04/2010
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna
Barbara Kingsolver
Shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Orange Prize. January 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel in almost 10 years (she is the author of Prodigal Summer and the captivating The Poisonwood Bible) is an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/11/2009
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver
One of Kerry Reich's favourite books. A book about love and friendship. Kingsolver always creates believable and interesting characters who enthral the reader and this story is no different. Taylor does not want to get pregnant young and live...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2001
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
One of Susan Fletcher's favourite books. A fascinating story told from the perspective of a mother and her four daughters who have been taken to the Congo, by the father of the family, on a mission to bring God...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2000
Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver
Homeland
Barbara Kingsolver
A collection of 12 stories, with settings ranging from northern California to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia, that explore the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998

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