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Kingsolver, Barbara

Overview
Works: 253 works in 1,424 publications in 22 languages and 77,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Anecdotes  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Epistolary fiction  Suspense fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, 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 )

166 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 7,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven
The bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

116 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 6,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees
Prodigal summer : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

89 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,321 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 )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,886 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 )

79 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,734 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
Animal dreams : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,403 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
Flight behavior : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

62 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior 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 silent red fire that appears to her a miracle. 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
Small wonder by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,343 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
High tide in Tucson : essays from now or never by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 2,809 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 )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreading her memorable characters over numerous landscapes, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance
The lacuna : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,573 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
The poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,450 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
Flight behavior by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,422 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 bean trees by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,064 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 )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,013 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
Holding the line : women in the great Arizona mine strike of 1983 by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 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
Another America = Otra América by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems deal with themes ranging from resistance to violence and war to finding one's inner courage and strength as a woman
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 771 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
Pigs in heaven by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor Green and her adopted Cherokee daughter Turtle are in for a battle when their fifteen minutes of fame for rescuing a man from Hoover Dam brings them to the attention of a Cherokee attorney who tinks Turtle's adoption was illegal
Small wonder by Barbara Kingsolver( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features essays on contemporary issues of world events and local news
 
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The poisonwood Bible : a novel
Alternative Names
Barbara Kingsolver Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Barbara Kingsolver scrittrice, poeta e saggista statunitense

Μπάρμπαρα Κινγκσόλβερ

ברברה קינגסולבר סופרת, משוררת ומסאית אמריקאית

קינגסולבר, ברברה 1955-

קינגסולבר, ברברה. פז, עדית

باربارا کینگسالور نویسنده آمریکایی

ਬਾਰਬਰਾ ਕਿੰਗਸੌਲਵਰ

킹솔버, 바버라 1955-

キングソルヴァー, バーバラ

バーバラ・キングソルヴァー

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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