Homeland and Other Stories

Homeland and Other Stories

by Barbara Kingsolver
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Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver gives us a rich and emotionally resonant collection of twelve stories. Spreading her memorable characters over landscapes ranging from northern-California to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. In every setting, Kingsolver's distinctive voice — at times comic, but often heartrending — rings true as she explores the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make alone. Homeland and Other Stories creates a world of love and possibility that readers will want to take as their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060917012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.32(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. She received the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work, and in 2010 won Britain's Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

Date of Birth:

April 8, 1955

Place of Birth:

Annapolis, Maryland

Education:

B.A., DePauw University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1981

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Homeland and Other Stories 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this collection of short stories. I wished each one would've kept going into a full-length book! The only two I didn't care for were Bereaved Apartments and Jump-up Day. I didn't understand the point of them. But the rest were superb! You can't miss with Barbara Kingsolver. She is one of my all-time favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the book, easy read. Barbara has written another book that takes the reader to other places. Would recommend it without reservations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lovers whose relationship nearly founders when a new environment changes both partners in ways neither expects. A woman working in a 'man's job' (mining) who suffers the consequences of a strike in ways no man possibly could. A seemingly pleasant neighbor who abuses an elderly lady's trust, but doesn't see his own actions in that light. In each of these 12 short stories, Barbara Kingsolver draws her characters clearly and says something worth remembering about life, love, and human nature. Not every writer can handle this format and the novel equally well, but Kingsolver's touch is as deft here as in her much longer works. Especially good reading for those nights when you don't want (or can't afford) to be kept up by a book you can't put down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Homeland and Other Stories' showcases Barbara Kingsolver's remarkable ear for heartland speech as well as her talent for painting the every day struggles of people through exquisite but understated detail. Kingsolver never falls into melodrama nor does she show disrespect for her characters. This is a beautiful and powerful collection.
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