Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver audiobook

Small Wonder: Essays

By Barbara Kingsolver
Read by Barbara Kingsolver

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792726333

Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In her new essay collection, the beloved author of Prodigal Summer moves from one of history’s darker moments to present an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects. Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delightful, challenging, and wonderfully informative book.” San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"These essays stretch out in front of us with a leisure of a quiet, overdue conversation.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“With beautiful language and heartbreaking turns of phrase, Kingsolver reflects on the world community and one’s individual role in it. The author’s actual voice is as thoughtful and quietly strong as her written voice, lending a certain calm to her thought-provoking commentary…This audiobook is timely and interesting.” AudioFile
“Essays…[of] great skill and wisdom.” Booklist
“Like a visit from a cherished old friend…Kingsolver has strong opinions, but has a gift for explaining what she thinks and how she arrived at her conclusions in a way that gives readers plenty of room to disagree comfortably.” Publishers Weekly
“Well-wrought scientific views…There could be no better reader for these vignettes than the author herself; her Kentucky lilt adds intimacy to the discourse, as if she were a friend chatting over a cup of tea.” Library Journal

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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

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English