Homeland, and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver audiobook

Homeland, and Other Stories

By Barbara Kingsolver
Read by Paula Parker

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792799788

Runtime: 8.45 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels, 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 narrative—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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Extraordinarily fine. Barbara Kingsolver has a Chekhovian tenderness toward her characters…The title story is pure poetry.” New York Times Book Review
“Read Homeland and Other Stories and you will feel glad to be alive. You are delighted by a gifted storyteller. You are strengthened and healed by the toughness and tenderness she discerns in humanity’s daily rounds.” Newsday
“Most of these dozen tales ring with authentic insights, leaving the reader moved, amused or enlightened. Kingsolver’s knowledge of human nature, and especially domestic relationships, is breathtaking…Propelled by fresh, breezy dialogue, funny, tender, and full of surprises.” Publishers Weekly
“[Kingsolver’s] voice is sure and her narrative skill accomplished. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Kingsolver’s stories are so sharply defined and deftly constructed…A lovely repertoire.” Kirkus Reviews

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Barbara Kingsolver

Author Bio: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of more than ten New York Times bestsellers, including works of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work has earned literary awards, including the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her body of work. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English