In 22 wonderfully articulate essays, the author of "The Poisonwood Bible" raises her voice in praise of nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the genesis of war, violence and poverty in the world. Illustrations.In 22 wonderfully articulate essays, the author of "The Poisonwood Bible" raises her voice in praise of nature, family, literature, and the joys of everyday life while examining the genesis of war, violence and poverty in the world. Illustrations.Read Less
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Fine Condition. Illustrations by Paul Mirocha. Binding in two shades of green, very clean, bright, solid, square volume. Bright and colorful fine dust jacket. Not price-slipped. A collection of essays, grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards and the answers may lie in those places. Kingsolver's writing is "sometimes grave, often hilarious and ultimately persuasive." 267 pages. 8.6 x 6 inches. New York, HarperCollins, 2002.
Fine jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed by author. Not personalized. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line in fine / like new condition. Excellent condition inside and out. No damage to the book. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
Fine in fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + LIKE NEW CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 288 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Paul Mirocha. Signed By Author Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ dustjacket. Stated First Edition. SIGNED by author to the title page. Normal wear to the dustjacket including rubbing, with several small instances of chipping/creasing, along the head and the foot. Previous owner's name to rear endpaper. Otherwise, pages, text, and several illustrations are clean and bright. Overall, an attractive copy. 267 pp.
Illustrated by Paul Mirocha. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0060504072. AUTHOR SIGNED on bookplate on front end paper. hard cover is green boards with darker green spine; gold lettering on spine. pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. illustrated with small, b/w drawings. pages have deckled edges. "Whether she is contemplated the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of the civil rights...these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as as our own backyards..."; B&W Illustrations; 1 x 8.3 x 5.8 Inches; xvi, 267 pages; Very slight rubbing, bumping. DJ in a mylar cover.; Signed by Author.
This is Barbara Kingsolver at her best, writing about the things she holds most precious - family, the living world, life itself. Her prose is a delight and her breadth of experience is astounding. Though standing firmly on a platform for many of these essays, she never preaches but observes; then politely - and often pithily - she states her conclusions. Her strength lies in her unshakeable belief in the beauty and frailty of the world around us and there is a constant reminder that we must love it and care for it - or lose it. Kingsolver educates whilst she entertains - her extensive knowledge of her subject (biology) is delivered alongside observations on the more reprehensible areas of modern society. Nostalgia is there, but the harking back to wiser times - in rural society at any rate - is never sentimental. She comes across as a level-headed lady, multi-talented and multi-faceted, and with a modesty that belies what I suspect is an extremely headstrong character. I will devour anything that Kingsolver writes, I know she will never let me down, never patronise, never preach; I DO know that she will enlighten, amuse and sometimes even reduce me to tears. In her response to the tragedy of the 9/11 bombings (which triggered this collection of essays) she lays down her recommendations for the healing of society and you can sense the anger there, but she keeps it under control; to be reprimanded by Kingsolver is to feel keenly the gravity of the sin, but one feels just as keenly the abundant love and hope that she has for her fellow man and the planet that is our home.
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