Homeland

And Other Stories

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Homeland

And Other Stories

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

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About the Book

“Extraordinarily fine. Kingsolver has a Chekhovian tenderness toward her characters. . . . The title story is pure poetry.” —Russell Banks, New York Times Book Review

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels, acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver gives us a rich and emotionally resonant collection of twelve stories. Spreading her memorable characters over landscapes ranging from Northern California to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. In every setting, Kingsolver's distinctive voice— at times comic, but often heartrending—rings true as she explores the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make alone.

Homeland and Other Stories creates a world of love and possibility that readers will want to take as their own.

This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Critical Praise

"A dazzling array of short stories . . . Kingsolver's knowledge of human nature, and especially domestic relationships, is breathtaking." — Publishers Weekly

“Read Homeland and Other Stories and you will feel glad to be alive. You are delighted by a gifted storyteller. You are strengthened and healed by the toughness and tenderness she discerns in humanity’s daily rounds.” — Newsday

“Kingsolver’s humanity sounds the clearest note.telling us about characters in the middle of their days, who live as we really do, from one small incident of awareness to the next.” — Los Angeles Times

"Extraordiarily fine . . . Kingsolver has a Chekhovian tenderness toward her characters . . . The title story is pure poetry." — Russell Banks, New York Times Book Review

“Kingsolver understands in an uncanny way the significance of the ordinary, the fleeting moment that may become lost or become catharsis. She writes with refreshing clarity, humor and honesty.” — Detroit Free Press

“Kingsolver is an extraordinary storyteller.” — Chicago Tribune

"Delightful." — New York Woman

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062277749
  • ISBN 10: 006227774X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/07/2013
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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