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High Tide in Tucson

Essays From Now or Never

Kingsolver, Barbara

(Book - 1995)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
High Tide in Tucson
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Baker & Taylor
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

Blackwell North Amer
Barbara Kingsolver has entertained and touched the lives of legions of readers with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novels The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, and Pigs in Heaven.
In these twenty-five newly conceived essays, she returns once again to her favored literary terrain to explore the themes of family, community, and the natural world. With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver writes about notions as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom. Kingsolver's canny pursuit of meaning from an inscrutable world compels us to find instructions for life in surprising places: a museum of atomic bomb relics, a West African voodoo love charm, an iconographic family of paper dolls, the ethics of a wild pig who persistently invades a garden, a battle of wills with a two-year-old, or a troop of oysters who observe high tide in the middle of Illinois.

Baker
& Taylor

Twenty-six original essays explore themes of family, community, and the natural world while considering such specific topics as modern motherhood, paper dolls, and high-tide oysters. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1995
ISBN: 0060172916
0060927569
Branch Call Number: 814 Kingsolver
Characteristics: xi, 273 p. ; 22 cm.

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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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