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marygesine, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by marygesine)
Barbara Kingsolver has hit the spot. Like when you're thirsty and a drink of water really hits the spot, this novel takes on climate change and hits the hearts and minds of readers who thirst for knowledge and get it, not in didactic teaching, but in creative storytelling.
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Judith E. Brady, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Judith E. Brady)
This is a very important book because it makes accessible through the form of a novel the reasoning and the science behind climate change, the most catastrophic event which has already begun but of which too many people still seem unaware. Plus, Barbara Kingsolver, as all her fans know, writes very well so that this tale of disaster is actually a pleasant read.
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Dolphin55, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Dolphin55)
Barbara Kingsolver delights once again with an enchanting story and endearing characters that she paints in bright and bold colors illuminating all of their human flaws with a delicate and lovely brush stroke...great read.
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Margaret Clark, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Margaret Clark)
I loved this book - as much or more than so many other Kingsolver books i have loved.
The insights into both human and non-human nature are lovely.
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ladysankofa, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by ladysankofa)
While my favorite Kingsolver book remains "Prodigal Summer," this, her latest book explores some of the themes that appear in some of her earlier works. She continues to create believable, human characters, ones you know you've met, either in the woods walking, or at the store shopping, or at church trying to believe. Her prose remains beautiful, fluid, and wondrous.
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With her powerful new novel, Kingsolver (The Lacuna) delivers literary fiction that conveys an urgent social message. Set in a rural Tennessee that has endured unseasonal rain, the plot explores the effects of a bizarre biological event on a Bible Belt community. The sight that young wife and mother Dellarobia Turnbow comes upon — millions of monarch butterflies glowing like a 'lake of fire' in a sheep pasture owned by her in-laws — is immediately branded a miracle, and promises a lucrative tourist season for the financially beleaguered Turnbows. But the arrival of a research team led by sexy scientist Ovid Byron reveals the troubling truth behind the butterflies' presence: they've been driven by pollution from their usual Mexican winter grounds and now face extinction due to northern hemisphere temperatures. Equally threatening is the fact that her father-in-law, Bear, has sold the land to loggers. Already restless in her marriage to the passive Cub, for whom she gave up college when she became pregnant at 17, unsophisticated, cigarette-addicted Dellarobia takes a mammoth leap when she starts working with the research team. As her horizons expand, she faces a choice between the status quo and, perhaps, personal fulfillment. Spunky Dellarobia is immensely appealing; the caustic view she holds of her husband, in-laws, and neighbors, the self-deprecating repartee she has with her best friend Dovey, and her views about the tedium of motherhood combined with a loving but clear-eyed appraisal of her own children invest the narrative with authenticity and sparkling humor. Kingsolver also animates and never judges the uneducated, superstitious, religiously devout residents of Feathertown. As Dellarobia flees into a belated coming-of-age, which becomes the ironic outcome of the Monarchs' flight path to possible catastrophe in the collapse of a continental ecosystem, the dramatic saga becomes a clarion call about climate change, too lucid and vivid for even skeptics to ignore. 8-city author tour. One-day laydown. Agent: Frances Goldin, Goldin Literary Agency" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Drawing on both her Appalachian roots and her background in biology, Kingsolver delivers a passionate novel on the effects of global warming."
"Review" by , "Enthralling...Dellarobia is appealingly complex as a smart, curious, warmhearted woman desperate to — no resisting the metaphor here — trade her cocoon for wings."
"Review" by , "A dazzling page-turner."
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