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Barbara Kingsolver

Autor(a) de The Poisonwood Bible

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible (1998) 26,358 exemplares
The Bean Trees (1988) 9,894 exemplares
Prodigal Summer (2000) 9,021 exemplares
Pigs in Heaven (1993) 6,131 exemplares
Animal Dreams (1990) 5,610 exemplares
The Lacuna (2009) 5,351 exemplares
Flight Behavior (2012) 3,991 exemplares
Demon Copperhead (2022) 3,398 exemplares
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,279 exemplares
Unsheltered (2018) 2,176 exemplares
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,689 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Editor — 546 exemplares
Another America / Otra América (1992) 185 exemplares
How to Fly in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons: Poems (2020) — Autor — 144 exemplares
Coyote's Wild Home (2023) 12 exemplares
The Bean Trees | Pigs in Heaven (1999) 4 exemplares
Loveroot * 1 exemplar
falling house 1 exemplar
Kingsolver Barbara 1 exemplar
Demon Cooperhead 1 exemplar
Water Is Life {essay} (2010) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998) — Prefácio, algumas edições4,793 exemplares
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições4,422 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 399 exemplares
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Travelers' Tales AMERICAN SOUTHWEST : True Stories (2001) — Autor — 17 exemplares
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
To Eat with Grace (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Journeys (1996) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Kingsolver, Barbara
Nome legal
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Locais de residência
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Léopoldville, Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (mostrar todos 8)
Canary Islands, Spain
DePauw University (BS|1977|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
short-story writer
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Prémios e menções honrosas
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) (mostrar todos 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)
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)

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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.



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


While Kingsolver is one of my all time favorites, I just couldn't get engrossed in this one. I am moving to my DNF for the time being. Maybe I will try again someday in the future.
kdegour23 | 114 outras críticas | May 29, 2024 |
I liked this a lot, she's a great writer. It didn't really speak to me, though.
RaynaPolsky | 501 outras críticas | May 23, 2024 |
Thoroughly enjoyable made more so by the excellent narrator who nailed the regional accent, Charlie Thurston. A story that parallels David Copperfield but I think is more of a modern-day Huckleberry Finn.
jsmick | 145 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
3.5 stars. Too much descriptive sex for my personal taste, but I wanted the book to continue; it seemed to end just as the three story lines were joining up in an interesting way. I liked the environmental slant and info.
Abcdarian | 196 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |


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