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Kingsolver, Barbara

Overview
Works: 389 works in 1,795 publications in 15 languages and 81,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Anecdotes  Biographical fiction  Essays  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Creator, Signer, dki
Classifications: PS3561.I496, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara Kingsolver
The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

159 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 7,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa. An evangelical minister discovers that everything--from garden seeds to Scripture--is transformed on African soil
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

121 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle
Prodigal summer : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

77 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Pigs in heaven : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

86 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a six-year-old child named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, she and her adoptive mother Taylor have a moment of celebrity that will change their lives forever. Turtle is claimed by Annawake Fourkiller, a Cherokee activist, to have been wrongly taken from the Cherokee nation. Fear of losing Turtle sends Taylor fleeing across the country with her mother Alice, pursued by Annawake. In the course of their journey, the three find love and wisdom in surprising places
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

68 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher
Flight behavior : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

52 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, this novel tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man. In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with a lake of silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. In reality, the forest is ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign, for the Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. Her discovery of this phenomenon ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever. After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large
Animal dreams : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

67 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallie Nodine fights for justice in Nicaragua while her sister, Codi, returns to Arizona to confront her dying father, as myths, dreams, and flashbacks blend to examine life's commitments
Small wonder by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

38 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 3,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 22 wonderfully articulate essays, Kingsolver raises her voice in praise of nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the genesis of war, violence and poverty in the world. Illustrations
Unsheltered : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

33 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 3,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family's one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy, he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town's powerful men. This is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it."--Jacket
High tide in Tucson : essays from now or never by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Homeland and other stories by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreading her memorable characters over numerous landscapes, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance
Holding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983 by Barbara Kingsolver( )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist Barbara Kingsolver began her writing career with Holding the Line. It is the story of how women's lives were transformed by an eighteen-month strike against the Phelps-Dodge Copper Corporation. Set in the small mining towns of Arizona, the story is partly oral history and partly social criticism, exploring the process of empowerment which occurs when people work together as a community
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1930s, and while Harrison Shepherd works for Mexican painter Diego Rivera, he's also becoming the confidante of Diego's wife, Frida Kahlo. Later forced to flee to the U.S., Shepherd retells his remarkable story through a series of letters and diary entries
Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years lived entirely within the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out and ultimately leading into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large. Over the course of a single winter, her life will become the property of the planet and, perhaps for the first time, securely her own
The poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against history's most dramatic political parables. The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

20 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred, whether family or friends, and in the strength of the human spirit
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor Greer hits the road and inherits a three-year-old Cherokee girl who manages to slowly wind her way into Taylor's heart
Prodigal summer by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three worlds within a small Appalachian community: that of Deanna Wolfe, a Park Service employee who lives alone on the mountain; of Lusa Landowski, who came from the city to live on a farm out of love and must now come to understand her relationship to the land and the family that has tended it for generations; and of two neighbors, one feuding and one a free spirit, who forge a path toward learning about each other. These stories, separate and yet interwoven by the community in which all--even the reclusive Deanna--live, also have at their center the interconnectedness of the human world and the natural one.--
Another America = Otra América by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bilingual collection of thirty-seven political and protest poems about the social conditions of America
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
 
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The poisonwood Bible : a novel
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The bean treesProdigal summer : a novelPigs in heaven : a novelThe lacuna : a novelAnimal dreams : a novelSmall wonderHigh tide in Tucson : essays from now or neverHomeland and other stories
Alternative Names
Barbara Kingsolver American author, poet and essayist

Barbara Kingsolver Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Barbara Kingsolver écrivaine américaine

Barbara Kingsolver scrittrice, poeta e saggista statunitense

Barbara Kingsolver US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Ḳingsolver, Barbarah 1955-

Μπάρμπαρα Κινγκσόλβερ

Барбара Киңсловер

Кингсолвер, Барбара

ברברה קינגסולבר סופרת, משוררת ומסאית אמריקאית

קינגסולבר, ברברה 1955-

קינגסולבר, ברברה. פז, עדית

باربارا کینقسالور

باربارا کینگسالور نویسنده آمریکایی

ਬਾਰਬਰਾ ਕਿੰਗਸੌਲਵਰ

킹솔버, 바버라 1955-

キングソルヴァー, バーバラ

キングソルヴァー, バーバラ‏ 1955-

バーバラ・キングソルヴァー

芭芭拉·金索沃尔

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