Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer

Audiobook CD - 2000
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Best-selling novelist Barbara Kingsolver has delighted readers with novels like The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven. In Prodigal Summer, she turns her magical talents to three intertwined stories of a single lush Appalachian summer. A reclusive biologist watches with excitement as coyotes move onto the isolated mountain she patrols, unaware of the personal changes in store for her when she lets another stranger into her own most private spaces. On a farm down the mountain, a bookish city girl finds herself suddenly widowed, her life full of ghosts from the past and her future clouded in uncertainty. Down the road from the widow's farm, two elderly neighbors feud over everything from pesticides to God, gradually becoming aware of bonds that connect the two of them beneath their arguments. In a pattern as delicate as a moth's wings, Kingsolver weaves these three stories into a moving tapestry showing the fragile, unexpected ways that all of nature's aspects--including human lives--are intricately connected.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2000.
ISBN: 9780788771828
Characteristics: 13 audio discs (900 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 13, 2015

Sex scene came too early in the story to continue reading I decided; hard to tap into the fact people meet the way they did here and have sex when they hardly know each other, strains credibility that is, not an outdoor enthusiast anyway.

Jul 07, 2014

Author's strong ecological viewpoint very evident throughout this novel. At times, I felt that it interfered with the story line.

librarylizzard Apr 26, 2014

This has been my favorite book of the year so far. I love Kingsolver's meditations on nature and the farming lifestyle. In this book the conflict between organic/non-organic farming methods is riveting. I enjoyed the story threads from all three of the main characters and couldn't wait for the next chapter so I could find out more! A must read for anyone that enjoys reading about the great outdoors or just needs a jump-start into the spring mindset.


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