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Homeland

Barbara Kingsolver

Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver is a collection of short stories on hope, momentary joy and powerful endurance, from the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of the bestselling books The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571179572
Date Published
20.01.1997
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Summary

The short stories in this collection are spread over landscapes ranging from northern California and the urban Southwest to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia. In every setting the characters are bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history: a child accepts the impossible responsibility of remembering her Cherokee great-grandmother’s dying culture; a quietly dissolving couple must fight ghosts of past expectations to reach one another; a tough Mexican American woman finds herself in jail because of her commitment to a family legacy of ‘doing the right thing’. Homeland and Other Stories follows in the tradition of some of the great short story writers of our time, including Alice Munro, Flannery O’Connor and Annie Proulx. With disarming honesty – at times comic but often heartrending – Barbara Kingsolver emerges as a true master of the form.

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Barbara Kingsolver’s books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded to The Lacuna; Flight Behaviour was also shortlisted. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, her country’s highest honour for service through the arts.…

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