Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955, and grew up in rural Kentucky. She earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985. At various times in her adult life she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. She spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to southwestern Virginia where she currently resides.

Her books, in order of publication, are: The Bean Trees (1988), Homeland (1989), Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike (1989), Animal Dreams (1990), Another America (1992), Pigs in Heaven (1993), High Tide in Tucson (1995), The Poisonwood Bible (1998), Prodigal Summer (2000), Small Wonder (2002), Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, with photographer Annie Griffiths Belt (2002), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007), and The Lacuna (2009). She served as editor for Best American Short Stories 2001. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and have been adopted into the core literature curriculum in high schools and colleges throughout the nation. She has contributed to more than fifty literary anthologies, and her reviews and articles have appeared in most major U.S. newspapers and magazines.

Books by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

Published: September 2017

An exquisite new edition of this international best-selling classic novel.

The Awakening

Published: April 2016

Kate Chopin's classic, an American Anna Karenina, joins Canongate's Canons series.

The Awakening

Published: November 2014

First published in 1899 and widely regarded as one of the forerunners of feminist literature, alongside Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary.

Pigs in Heaven

Published: July 2013

Part of a beautiful new series packaging programme for Barbara Kingsolver.

Prodigal Summer

Published: July 2013

Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.

Flight Behaviour

Published: June 2013

From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Lacuna comes a suspenseful and brilliant new novel about catastrophe and denial.

The Lacuna

Published: June 2013

The Orange Prize-winning novel beautifully repackaged to tie-in with the paperback of Flight Behaviour.

The Poisonwood Bible

Published: June 2013

The modern classic beautifully repackaged to tie-in with the paperback of Flight Behaviour.

Flight Behaviour

Published: November 2012

From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Lacuna comes a suspenseful and brilliant new novel about catastrophe and denial.

Flight Behaviour

Published: November 2012

From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Lacuna comes a suspenseful and brilliant new novel about catastrophe and denial.

The Lacuna

Published: September 2010

Dive into the most moving and beautiful novel of the year, from the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible.

The Lacuna

Published: November 2009

The first novel in nine years from Barbara Kingsolver, author of the international bestseller, The Poisonwood Bible.

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