If You Like Barbara Kingsolver

  • If You Like Barbara Kingsolver

“Barbara Kingsolver’s evocative prose appeals to readers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are looking for strong-willed characters, fascinating stories, or lucid observations on the natural world. Her fiction features strong women who carve out places for themselves in new communities. Kingsolver’s knowledge of the environment is prominent in her fiction and provides the foundation for most of her nonfiction. She enjoys exploring how humans can live in both harmony and conflict with nature, treating all with a conversational warmth and gentle humor.” NoveList Description

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