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Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. As a child, Kingsolver used to beg her mother to tell her bedtime stories. She soon started to write stories and essays of her own, and at the age of nine, she began to keep a journal. After näytä lisää graduating with a degree in biology form De Pauw University in Indiana in 1977, Kingsolver pursued graduate studies in biology and ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her Master of Science degree in the early 1980s. A position as a science writer for the University of Arizona soon led Kingsolver into feature writing for journals and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazines. In 1985, she married a chemist, becoming pregnant the following year. During her pregnancy, Kingsolver suffered from insomnia. To ease her boredom when she couldn't sleep, she began writing fiction Barbara Kingsolver's first fiction novel, The Bean Trees, published in 1988, is about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and finds herself living in urban Tucson. Since then, Kingsolver has written other novels, including Holding the Line, Homeland, and Pigs in Heaven. In 1995, after the publication of her essay collection High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, De Pauw University. Her latest works include The Lacuna and Flight Behavior. Barbara's nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was written with her family. This is the true story of the family's adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Myrkkypuun siemen (1998) 26,262 kappaletta
The Bean Trees (1988) 9,863 kappaletta
Täyttymysten kesä (2000) 8,993 kappaletta
Pigs in Heaven (1993) 6,110 kappaletta
Animal Dreams (1990) 5,596 kappaletta
The Lacuna (2009) 5,328 kappaletta
Flight Behavior (2012) 3,973 kappaletta
Demon Copperhead (2022) 3,248 kappaletta
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,271 kappaletta
Unsheltered (2018) 2,154 kappaletta
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,678 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Toimittaja — 545 kappaletta
Another America / Otra América (1992) 185 kappaletta
How to Fly in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons: Poems (2020) — Tekijä — 142 kappaletta
Coyote's Wild Home (2023) 11 kappaletta
The Bean Trees | Pigs in Heaven (1999) 4 kappaletta
Loveroot * 1 kappale
falling house 1 kappale
Water Is Life {essay} (2010) 1 kappale

Associated Works

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949) — Johdanto, eräät painokset4,379 kappaletta
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 446 kappaletta
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Avustaja — 416 kappaletta
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 397 kappaletta
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Avustaja — 267 kappaletta
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Avustaja — 167 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Travelers' Tales AMERICAN SOUTHWEST : True Stories (2001) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
To Eat with Grace (2014) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Journeys (1996) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Kingsolver, Barbara
Virallinen nimi
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Léopoldville, Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (näytä kaikki 8)
Canary Islands, Spain
DePauw University (BS|1977|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
short-story writer
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2023)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction (2022)
National Humanities Medal (2000)
Best American Science and Nature Writing (2001)
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2011)
Arizona Press Club Award for Outstanding Feature Writing (1986) (näytä kaikki 14)
Women's Prize for Fiction (2010, 2023)
Orange Prize for Fiction (2010)
James Beard Foundation Award (2008)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993)
Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Virginia Women in History (2018)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, DePauw University (1994)
Phi Beta Kappa (DePauw University, 1977)
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the 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. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments.



"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver, 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (maaliskuu 29)
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver, Monthly Author Reads (joulukuu 2020)
Barbara Kingsolver: American Author Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (joulukuu 2015)
[The Lacuna] by [[Barbara Kingsolver]], Orange January/July (heinäkuu 2011)


Loved it. Started off with trepidation because I've read a lot of books recently about young, disadvantaged boys/men trying to succeed in life. But I'm glad I read it. I loved David Copperfield and noticed so many parallels, but you don't have to have read Dickens to enjoy this book.

The author admits that she wrote this book with a mission of making orphans and the opioid crisis visible. Despite having a strong message to send, not once did the story or the character development suffer. So many novels preach at the reader, with characters going into explanations that are not at all like people talk to each other. Ms. Kingsolver deserves props for writing a great book with a message rather than writing a message wrapped in a story.

Demon's voice was so authentic. I loved his attitude and resilience. I like that the book, while mostly a tale of hardship left me with a sense of hope. I wish Demon and Angus well.
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LynnB | 138 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |
What a tough read! TBH, I had to start skimming halfway through because it was too disruptive. Living in Appalachia, I see so much of this story lived out in our community. That said, Kingsolver brilliantly captures the reality of the opioid crisis.
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KoestK | 138 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2024 |
This loose retelling of David Copperfield explores life in Lee County,Virginia through the eyes of a young boy nicknamed Demon. From his addict mother to the cruel injustices of the foster care system and drug addiction, the book will break your heart. But it's also so beautifully written and the voice feels so authentic, that you don't even care. I loved her book, Poisonwood Bible, but haven't always liked her others. I dragged my feet on reading this one, but it was incredible and worth the painful subject matter. The audiobook is particularly well done.

“Aunts standing close in the kitchen like cigarettes in the pack, uncles splayed on furniture like butts in the ashtray."

“The wonder is that you could start life with nothing, end with nothing, and lose so much in between.”

“As a kid, you just accept different worlds with different rules.”
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bookworm12 | 138 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 18, 2024 |
This books contains a lot of bad language and has some parts that made me uncomfortable.
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libraryofemma | 183 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 18, 2024 |


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