Search Results: "Camille Kingsolver"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"Readers frustrated with the unhealthy, artificial food chain will take heart and inspiration here."
With some assistance from her husband, Steven, and 19-year-old daughter, Camille, Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, 2000, etc.) elegantly chronicles a year of back-to-the-land living with her family in Appalachia. Read full book review >

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PIGS IN HEAVEN by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1993

"Not the truly wonderful book it might have been—characters who seem important disappear; carefully marked trails turn out to be merely picaresque, leading nowhere—but a terrific read nonetheless."
For what's hoped to be a "break-out book," a greatly gifted storyteller returns to the characters and settings of her celebrated first novel (The Bean Trees, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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HOMELAND AND OTHER STORIES by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1989

"No crescendos here, then, but, still, a lovely repertoire."
From the author of the well-received The Bean Trees (1987), 12 far-reaching and mostly affecting stories that seem wise in the ways of many places—from Kentucky to Arizona to the island of St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1989

"A better read would be Kingsolver's own short story 'Why I Am a Danger to the Public' (from Homeland), which needs fewer than 20 pages to present a vivid fictionalized version, including violent hostility between striking and scab families; the arrival of heavily armed State Police; evictions from company housing, etc. Provocative but limited: the makings of a few excellent magazine articles fall short as a book."
Acclaimed fiction-writer Kingsolver (The Bean Trees, 1987); Homeland and Other Stories, p. 572) worked as a journalist covering the strike against the Phelps Dodge Copper Corporation (June 1983 to about December 1985) that shook the economic and social order in several isolated Arizona towns. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW RABBIT by Camille Garoche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A silent, magical encounter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Subtle nuances of light and color lend a delicate beauty to the illustrations for this wordless tale of a rescued wild creature who returns the favor. Read full book review >

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THE LACUNA by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"A richly satisfying portrait of Mexico gives way to a preachy, padded and predictable chronicle of Red Scare America."
Unapologetically political metafiction from Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, 2000, etc.) about the small mistakes or gaps (lacunas) that change history. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2001 by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"A vibrant, diverse collection."
An excellent new edition of this popular anthology. Read full book review >

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THE BEAN TREES by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1987

"A lovely, funny, touching and humane debut, reminiscent of the work of Hilma Wolitzer and Francine Prose."
A warmhearted and highly entertaining first novel in which a poor but plucky Kentucky gift with a sharp tongue, soft heart and strong spirit sets out on a cross-country trip and arrives at surprising new meanings for love, friendship, and family—as well as overcoming the big and little fears that inhibit lives. Read full book review >

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SMALL WONDER by Barbara Kingsolver
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"Good intentions and craft marred by sanctimony."
Wearing her essayist hat, novelist Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible, 1998, etc.) responds to the September 11th terror attacks with a collection addressing the wonders of life. Read full book review >

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THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A triumph."
The first novel in five years from the ever-popular Kingsolver (Pigs in Heaven, 1993, etc.) is a large-scale saga of an American family's enlightening and disillusioning African adventure. Read full book review >