Hungry for the World: A Memoir by Kim BarnesHungry for the World: A Memoir by Kim Barnes

Hungry for the World: A Memoir

byKim BarnesIllustratorJames Woodcock

Paperback | March 20, 2001

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From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way.

On the day of her 1976 high school graduation in Lewiston, Idaho, Kim Barnes decided she could no longer abide the patriarchal domination of family and church. After a disagreement with her father–a logger and fervent adherent to the Pentecostal Christian faith–she gathered her few belongings and struck out on her own. She had no skills and no funds, but she had the courage and psychological sturdiness to make her way, and to eventually survive the influence of a man whose dominance was of a different and more menacing sort. Hungry for the World is a classic story of the search for knowledge and its consequences, both dire and beautiful.
Kim Barnes is the author of the novel Finding Caruso and two memoirs, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country—a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize—and Hungry for the World. She is coeditor with Mary Clearman Blew of Circle of Women: An Anthology of Contemporary Western Women Writers, and with Claire Davis of Kiss Tomorrow...
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Title:Hungry for the World: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.99 × 5.2 × 0.53 inPublished:March 20, 2001Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385720440

ISBN - 13:9780385720441

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?Beautifully written?. We read her story and bleed for her.??The New York Times