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Prodigal Summer

Kingsolver, Barbara (Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Prodigal Summer
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Baker & Taylor
Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud.

HARPERCOLL

Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.



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Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish famer's wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud. Reprint. 350,000 first printing.

Authors: Kingsolver, Barbara
Statement of Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver
Title: Prodigal summer
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2000
Characteristics: 444 p. ; 24 cm.
Local Note: Published also by Perennial
LCCN: 00061361
ISBN: 0060959037
9780060959036
Branch Call Number: FIC K
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Jun 19, 2012
  • kitkat110706 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Almost finished reading this gem for the second time. I'm in so much love with it. It's raw emotion is so beautifully presented, and the characters develop and intertwine with a primal grace that can only come from Ms. Kingsolver. I appreciate the geography lesson of the Appalachian country in addition to the amazing story.

Read this book!

Feb 02, 2012
  • KristaR rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lovely. Beautifully written and the characters were people I grew to like and care about - loved the subtle and overt connections between the characters and the characters and their environment.

Excellently written, and the perfect book to read during a heat wave. I like how the lives of different women interwine.

Jun 23, 2011
  • emilysteeves rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this beautiful story, the characters and the imagery. A story for the spring time, about newness and growth of all kinds.

May 01, 2011
  • sasie rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This writing in this book was lovely and it gave a beautiful image of the Appalachians but the truth is that nothing much happened in this novel. The strength of the story came from the development and growth of the characters, and Kingsolver did an excellent job of this, but I kept waiting through the whole book for the story to come together into something bigger or more complex and it never really did. I did enjoy getting to know the characters in the book but I felt let down by the story line

Sep 11, 2009
  • beckylunatic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Funny, moving, and masterfully written... as are all the best books. Interspersed through the text are all kinds of ecological facts, clearly showing how all living things are as connected to each other as the characters in the novel, even when they don't know it. Wonderful!

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