High Tide In Tucson: Essays from Now or Never

Paperback | November 25, 2003

byBarbara Kingsolver

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"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans.

In High Tide in Tucson, she returnsto her familiar themes of family, community, the common good and the natural world. The title essay considers Buster, a hermit crab that accidentally stows away on Kingsolver's return trip from the Bahamas to her desert home, and turns out to have manic-depressive tendencies. Buster is running around for all he's worth -- one can only presume it's high tide in Tucson. Kingsolver brings a moral vision and refreshing sense of humor to subjects ranging from modern motherhood to the history of private property to the suspended citizenship of human beings in the Animal Kingdom.

Beautifully packaged, with original illustrations by well-known illustrator Paul Mirocha, these wise lessons on the urgent business of being alive make it a perfect gift for Kingsolver's many fans.

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RThe bestselling author of Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams now turns her talents to the world of nonfiction in an exciting, illustrated collection of 25 essays. Beautifully packaged, and featuring original illustrations by well-known artist Paul Micocha, these wise lessons on the urgent business of being alive run the gamut of topics,...

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"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans. In High...

"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans. In High...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.81 inPublished:November 25, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060927569

ISBN - 13:9780060927561

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Resonated with me on so many levels, recommended highly to anyone who loves Kingsolvers work. Nice short stories to read in one sitting.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inspiring collection of essays! It is a few years since I read Barbara Kingsolver's "High Tide in Tucson" but I still think of it as one of my all time favourite books. Every essay in this collection was enjoyable and inspiring. She seems to put into words my own feelings on so many topics. She has a way of describing everyday facets of life in a down to earth way, but at the say time showing us the miraculousness of our day to day lives. I originally took this book out of the library but have just recently ordered it so that I can reread it and refer to it and I'm sure I will again and again. For me Barbara Kingsolver is a "kindred spirit".
Date published: 2008-01-17

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RThe bestselling author of Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams now turns her talents to the world of nonfiction in an exciting, illustrated collection of 25 essays. Beautifully packaged, and featuring original illustrations by well-known artist Paul Micocha, these wise lessons on the urgent business of being alive run the gamut of topics, from motherhood to the history of provate property to the suspended citizenship of human beings in the Animal Kingdom. NPR sponsorship.

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