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Nature's Writers Trail: Kingsolver

Library Guide for the Nature Writer's Trail.

Small Wonder

Small Wonder is a collection of 23 essays on environmentalism and social justice by American novelist and biologist Barbara Kingsolver, published in 2002 by Harper Collins.

Prodigal Summer

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.

Holding the Line

Holding the Line, Barbara Kingsolver's first non-fiction book, is the story of women's lives transformed by an a signal event. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, it is part oral history and part social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community.

High Tide in Tucson (Franklin County Public Library)

Twenty-six essays explore themes of family, community, and the natural world while considering such specific topics as modern motherhood, paper dolls, and high tide oysters.

Animal Dreams

Animals dream about things they do in the day time, just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you have to live a sweet life.

Unsheltered (Franklin County Public Library)

Willa Knox always prided herself on being the embolism of responsibility for her family, which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Franklin County Public Library)

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

Pigs in Heaven (Franklin County Public Library)

A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, Pigs in Heaven continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in The Bean Trees

Homeland and Other Stories (Franklin County Public Library)

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver gives us a rich and emotionally resonant collection of twelve stories.

Flight Behavior (Franklin County Public Library)

The novel is a heady exploration of climate change, along with media exploitation and political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent modern dilemma