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High Tide in Tucson

Essays From Now or Never
Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 1995)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An illustrated anthology of twenty-five essays explores the themes of family, community, and the natural world while considering such specific topics as modern motherhood, paper dolls, and high-tide oysters. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL
"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans.

In High Tide in Tucson, she returnsto her familiar themes of family, community, the common good and the natural world. The title essay considers Buster, a hermit crab that accidentally stows away on Kingsolver's return trip from the Bahamas to her desert home, and turns out to have manic-depressive tendencies. Buster is running around for all he's worth -- one can only presume it's high tide in Tucson. Kingsolver brings a moral vision and refreshing sense of humor to subjects ranging from modern motherhood to the history of private property to the suspended citizenship of human beings in the Animal Kingdom.

Beautifully packaged, with original illustrations by well-known illustrator Paul Mirocha, these wise lessons on the urgent business of being alive make it a perfect gift for Kingsolver's many fans.

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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

Authors: Kingsolver, Barbara
Statement of Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver
Title: High tide in Tucson
essays from now or never
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1995
Characteristics: xi, 273 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-273)
Local Note: Published also by HarperPerennial
LCCN: 95000670
ISBN: 0060927569
0060172916
Branch Call Number: 814 Kingsolver
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Jun 05, 2010
  • 6dragonS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazing series of essays in lyrical prose. Laugh, cry, think, get angry, take action - Barbara Kingsolver evokes all this and more in this book. Read it! You'll be glad you did.

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