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Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. As a child, Kingsolver used to beg her mother to tell her bedtime stories. She soon started to write stories and essays of her own, and at the age of nine, she began to keep a journal. After visa mer graduating with a degree in biology form De Pauw University in Indiana in 1977, Kingsolver pursued graduate studies in biology and ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her Master of Science degree in the early 1980s. A position as a science writer for the University of Arizona soon led Kingsolver into feature writing for journals and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazines. In 1985, she married a chemist, becoming pregnant the following year. During her pregnancy, Kingsolver suffered from insomnia. To ease her boredom when she couldn't sleep, she began writing fiction Barbara Kingsolver's first fiction novel, The Bean Trees, published in 1988, is about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and finds herself living in urban Tucson. Since then, Kingsolver has written other novels, including Holding the Line, Homeland, and Pigs in Heaven. In 1995, after the publication of her essay collection High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, De Pauw University. Her latest works include The Lacuna and Flight Behavior. Barbara's nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was written with her family. This is the true story of the family's adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Barbara Kingsolver

Giftträdets bibel (1998) 26,579 exemplar, 504 recensioner
The Bean Trees (1988) 9,952 exemplar, 183 recensioner
Sommarens rikedom : [roman] (2000) 9,054 exemplar, 197 recensioner
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007) 7,727 exemplar, 258 recensioner
Som stjärnor på himlen (1993) 6,153 exemplar, 82 recensioner
Påfågelstadens döttrar (1990) 5,631 exemplar, 77 recensioner
The Lacuna (2009) 5,366 exemplar, 257 recensioner
Flight Behavior (2012) 4,030 exemplar, 234 recensioner
Demon Copperhead (2022) 3,616 exemplar, 153 recensioner
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,295 exemplar, 34 recensioner
High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never (1995) 2,265 exemplar, 33 recensioner
Unsheltered (2018) 2,215 exemplar, 117 recensioner
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,705 exemplar, 13 recensioner
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Redaktör — 548 exemplar
Another America / Otra América (1992) 185 exemplar
How to Fly in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons: Poems (2020) — Författare — 149 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Barbara Kingsolver: Complete Fiction I (2001) 31 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Coyote's Wild Home (2023) 14 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Loveroot * 1 exemplar
falling house 1 exemplar
Kingsolver Barbara 1 exemplar
Demon Cooperhead 1 exemplar
Flight Behavior 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Water Is Life {essay} (2010) 1 exemplar

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Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 112 exemplar, 1 recension
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 106 exemplar
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 88 exemplar, 1 recension
Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 61 exemplar
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The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar, 1 recension
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Travelers' Tales AMERICAN SOUTHWEST : True Stories (2001) — Författare — 17 exemplar
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
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Journeys (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Kingsolver, Barbara
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Födelsedag
1955-04-08
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Bostadsorter
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Léopoldville, Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (visa alla 8)
France
Canary Islands, Spain
Utbildning
DePauw University (BS|1977|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
Yrken
novelist
poet
short-story writer
Relationer
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Organisationer
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Priser och utmärkelser
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2023)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction (2022)
National Humanities Medal (2000)
Best American Science and Nature Writing (2001)
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2011)
Arizona Press Club Award for Outstanding Feature Writing (1986) (visa alla 14)
Women's Prize for Fiction (2010, 2023)
Orange Prize for Fiction (2010)
James Beard Foundation Award (2008)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993)
Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Virginia Women in History (2018)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, DePauw University (1994)
Phi Beta Kappa (DePauw University, 1977)
Agent
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)
Kort biografi
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments.

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver i 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (mars 29)
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver i Monthly Author Reads (december 2020)
Barbara Kingsolver: American Author Challenge i 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (december 2015)
[The Lacuna] by [[Barbara Kingsolver]] i Orange January/July (juli 2011)

Recensioner

Well researched and well written, realistic about drug use, rough and raw.
½
 
Flaggad
Craftybilda | 152 andra recensioner | Jul 24, 2024 |
Nice tribute to Dicken's "David Copperfield". Instead of dark corners of Dickensian England, the present day in the neglected hollers of Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains serves as the backdrop of the story. This story speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind. This story is about survivors of institutional poverty and its damages to children in this society.
½
 
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Baochuan | 152 andra recensioner | Jul 17, 2024 |
Knowing this book was based on David Copperfield, an all-time favorite of mine, made this a definite read. Kingsolver’s use of the same names or clearly-related variations (e.g. Emma for Emily, Peggott for Peggotty; Stoner for Murdstone; U-Haul for Uriah Heep and on and on) really tied the story to David Copperfield. It addressed the opioid crisis in a less emotionally raw way than perhaps some other opioid crisis fiction does, but you finish with a strong picture of what it looks like from a life lived inside it.

SPOILER:

A happy ending for Demon tracks with David Copperfield. Demon and Angus (Agnes) are heading for the ocean and will likely end up married (just like David and Agnes got married in David Copperfield). It would have been interesting to see the happy ending played out a bit more as it was in David Copperfield rather than leaving it at their drive to the ocean.


My Rating System:
Characters (Strength, Likability) 4.75/5
Story/Plot: 4.5/5
Enjoyability/Ease of Reading: 4.75/5
Reading Pace: 5/5
Quality of Writing: 5/5
TOTAL: 24 1.5 (will read everything by this author): 25.5/25
… (mer)
 
Flaggad
ClimateBabs | 152 andra recensioner | Jul 15, 2024 |
Phenomenal. Characters that I hope to never forget. It’s books like this one that remind you why you read
½
 
Flaggad
cg2020 | 152 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2024 |

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Statistik

Verk
42
Även av
31
Medlemmar
88,004
Popularitet
#119
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
2,156
ISBN
549
Språk
18
Favoritmärkt
549

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