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Barbara Kingsolver


USA flag (1955 - )

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955 and grew up in eastern Kentucky. Her books include poetry, non-fiction and award-winning fiction, and in 1999 she was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for The Poisonwood Bible (recently voted Britain's favourite reading group book). She lives with her husband and daughter in southern Arizona and in the mountains of southern Appalachia.
 
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1999) : The Poisonwood Bible
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1999) : The Poisonwood Bible
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1999) : The Poisonwood Bible
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (1999) : The Poisonwood Bible
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2010) : The Lacuna
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Lacuna
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2013) : Flight Behavior


Barbara Kingsolver recommends
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Unquiet Earth (1992)
Denise Giardina
"A flawless, fearless, great American story. It cuts a wide path through the worst and the best of what we are."
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So Far from God (1993)
Ana Castillo
"A delightful novel... impossible to resist."
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Kissing the Virgin's Mouth (2001)
Donna M Gershten
"A beautifully written, lyrical novel. This is the kind of book you inhale in one breath and can't forget afterward."
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The Book of Dead Birds (2003)
Gayle Brandeis
"Lyrical, imaginative, beautifully crafted, and deeply intelligent. Before anything else, its characters take you by the heart."
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Ordinary Wolves (2004)
Seth Kantner
"An astonishing book."
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Correcting the Landscape (2006)
Marjorie Kowalski Cole
"A powerful portrayal of a community imperiled by allegencies within and beyond itself, Correcting the Landscape is subtle, politically intelligent, and personally mesmerizing - everything I love."
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Mudbound (2008)
Hillary Jordan
"This is storytelling at the height of its powers."
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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (2010)
Heidi W Durrow
"A breathless telling of a tale we've never heard before. Haunting and lovely, pitch-perfect, this book could not be more lovely."
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Running the Rift (2012)
Naomi Benaron
"This is truly fearless writing: ambitious, beautiful, unapologetically passionate."
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And West Is West (2015)
Ron Childress
"A crackerjack story."

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