Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara KingsolverSmall Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver

Small Wonder: Essays

byBarbara Kingsolver

Paperback | April 15, 2003

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In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us, out of one of history's darker moments, an extended love song to the world we still have.

Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, genetic engineering, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are 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 that answers may lie in both those places.

Sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive, Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of seven works of fiction, including the novels The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction such as Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through...
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Title:Small Wonder: EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 15, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060504080

ISBN - 13:9780060504083

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Wonder should be on everyone's must read list. A beautiful poetic ode to ethical living. Barbara Kingsolver and her offerings are treasures.
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good reading the essays are interesting overall. some are a bit difficult to read, some are a bit long. but overall really interesting, thought-provoking.
Date published: 2005-07-28

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“Essays … [of] great skill and wisdom.”