Homeland

Barbara Kingsolver

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

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571283293
Date Published
06.10.2011
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Summary

FROM THE WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION

TWICE WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

From the international bestselling and prize-winning author of Demon Copperhead, The Lacuna and Poisonwood Bible, 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.

What readers are saying:

***** ‘Wonderful short stories, warm and engaging, I couldn’t put it down!’

***** ‘Thoroughly enjoyable. . .Barbara Kingsolver is one of the great storytellers of our time!’

***** ‘Great stories at times heartbreaking but combined with humour.’

***** ‘Phenomenal. I’m adding this to my list of reasons to love Barbara Kingsolver.’

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Barbara Kingsolver is the global prize-winning and bestselling author of novels including Unsheltered, Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible and Demon Copperhead, as well as books of poetry, essays and creative non-fiction. Her work of narrative non-fiction is the influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages…

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