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Dellarobia Turnbow es una joven pelirroja, carismática, rebelde y valiente tan impopular como envidiada por los habitantes del pueblo en el que vive. Un embarazo a los diecisiete años cambió el rumbo de sus planes y sus deseos de iniciar una vida lejos de la granja que comparte con su marido e hijos en las montañas Apalaches. Un día, en búsqueda de emociones más fuertes, inicia una aventura amorosa con un joven. De camino al encuentro de su amante, Dellarobia se halla, de pronto, en un valle que parece envuelto ...
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Overview


Dellarobia Turnbow es una joven pelirroja, carismática, rebelde y valiente tan impopular como envidiada por los habitantes del pueblo en el que vive. Un embarazo a los diecisiete años cambió el rumbo de sus planes y sus deseos de iniciar una vida lejos de la granja que comparte con su marido e hijos en las montañas Apalaches. Un día, en búsqueda de emociones más fuertes, inicia una aventura amorosa con un joven. De camino al encuentro de su amante, Dellarobia se halla, de pronto, en un valle que parece envuelto en llamas. Los bosques están cubiertos de mariposas monarcas que, a causa del cambio climático, en vez de migrar a México como han hecho durante siglos, han acabado en las Apalaches. El insólito acontecimiento despierta la curiosidad de visitantes, científi cos y líderes religiosos y se dan teorías de todo tipo. Dellarobia se encuentra de nuevo en el ojo del huracán ya que, a los ojos de los lugareños, ella ha llevado el milagro al pueblo, visión que choca con la de los científicos llegados a la zona.El enfrentamiento entre unos y otros cambiará la percepción que del mundo tenía la joven. Barbara Kingsolver, escritora y bióloga, nos ofrece una magnífica historia que se ha convertido en un bestseller literario en Estados Unidos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788423348022
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Planeta
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 834,023
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver
Equally at home with poetry, novels, and nonfiction narratives, Barbara Kingsolver credits her careers in scientific writing and journalism with instilling in her a love of nature, a writer's discipline, and a strong sense of social justice.

Biography

According to the biography on her website, Barbara Kingsolver began writing around the age of nine. Her early "oeuvre" included poems, short stories, and essays, including one noteworthy piece on school safety that was published in the local newspaper, helped to pass a local bond issue, and netted the author a $25 savings bond -- "on which she expected to live comfortably into adulthood."

Kingsolver left her native Kentucky to attend DePauw University on a piano scholarship; but intellectual curiosity (the same quality that informs her writing) prompted her to transfer from the music school to the college of liberal arts where she majored in biology. Immediately after college, she traveled in Greece and France and returned to the U.S. to pursue her master's degree in science from the University of Arizona. She worked for a while as a science writer for the university before becoming a freelance journalist. In 1986 she won an Arizona Press Club Award.

Kingsolver's first novel, The Bean Trees, was composed entirely at night during a period of chronic, pregnancy-related insomnia. Published in 1988, this story of a young woman transplanted from Kentucky to Tucson was reviewed enthusiastically by critics. " As clear as air," rhapsodized The New York Times Book Review. "It is the southern novel taken west, its colors as translucent and polished as one of those slices of rose agate from a desert shop." Readers, too, proclaimed the story a delight.

Since then, Kingsolver has produced a string of bestselling novels, including Pigs in Heaven, The Poisonwood Bible (an Oprah's Book club selection), and Prodigal Summer. She has also authored collections of her poems (Another America), short stories (Homeland), and essays (Small Wonders); as well as nonfiction narratives like Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

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In 2008, Kingsolver delivered the commencement address at Duke University, offering graduates advice on "How to be Hopeful."

She is a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band consisting of published writers, including Amy Tan, Matt Groening, Dave Barry, and Stephen King among others.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 8, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Annapolis, Maryland
    1. Education:
      B.A., DePauw University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1981
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