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  • The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver

    The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
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    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    RELAINE says: "A long time coming..........."
  • Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver

    Flight Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

    3xcharm says: "Another homerun for Barbara Kingsolver!"
  • The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver

    The Bean Trees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
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    Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity of putting down roots.

    Nancy says: "Barbara, can we have a "re-do?""
  • Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver

    Prodigal Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

    Lily says: "Amazing!"
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life | Barbara Kingsolver

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
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    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

    Sydney says: "Eye opening"
  • The Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver

    The Lacuna

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed muralist Diego Rivera. When he goes to work for Rivera, his wife, exotic artist Kahlo, and exiled leader Lev Trotsky, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution.

    Lia says: "Great story!"
  • Pigs in Heaven: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

    Pigs in Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
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    Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption, their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and to the heart.

    betty says: "awesome"
  • Pigs in Heaven | Barbara Kingsolver

    Pigs in Heaven

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    In Heaven, Oklahoma, pigs are both edible and inspirational! The story begins when a 6-year-old named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident. As a result she and her adoptive mother, Taylor, have a moment of celebrity that changes their lives forever. After seeing them on television, Annawake Fourkiller, a young attorney for Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation, claims that Turtle was improperly taken from the tribe.

    David Andrews says: "I didn't realize it was the abridged version"
  • Homeland and Other Stories | Barbara Kingsolver

    Homeland and Other Stories

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Barbara Kingsolver has written these five short stories with the same wit and sensitivity that characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Spreading her characters over a variety of colorful landscapes, she tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance.

    Rosemarie says: "Another great book by Kingsolver!"
  • Small Wonder | Barbara Kingsolver

    Small Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us from one of history's darker moments 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, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

    Robert B. Birney says: "Daring heart"
  • High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never | Barbara Kingsolver

    High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Exploring the themes of family, community, and the natural world with the vision of a poet and the eyes of a scientist, Barbara Kingsolver writes about ideas as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom.

    Deborah Cox says: "I love love love her books. I can't wait for a new"
  • The Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver

    The Lacuna

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
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    Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing mother, Salome. When a violent incident sends him to North Carolina, he remakes himself in America's hopeful image. But political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

    Tanya Tear says: "Well worth it"
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