Monday, June 14, 2010

Great Writer, Great Book

When I finished reading Barbara Kingsolver's, Animal Dreams last night, I turned to Cuppa and said something like, "Wow! What an amazing book!" Of course, I have said this before about Kingsolver; she tells a great story but she also writes it well. Her novels are multi-dinmensional with many layers or themes, particularly Animal Dreams, which includes the list below and probably others topics that I can't think of right now.
  • loss of family
  • teenage pregnancy
  • Alzheimers
  • community
  • ecology
  • foreign policy
  • native American culture

When I read Kingsolver, I learn, and, somehow, I come away feeling like I'm a better person.

8 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the brief synopsis, AC. I'll let Grenville know about this Kinsolver book...is it a new one because the title doesn't sound familiar? We will be stopping at the library today so we'll see if it's available.

I'm just starting the final book in The Scotland Series by Alexander McCall Smith..."The Unbearable Lightness of Scones."

Have a good day!

jinksy said...

The list of topics is enough to make me want to read the book...

Anvilcloud said...

Beatrice: it was published 20 years ago.

KGMom said...

So, I saw your blog title and thought--YAY--I need a new book.
:-(
Already read it--and totally agree with you: I loved it. I will read any fiction by Barbara Kingsolver.
After Animal Dreams, I read The Bean Trees, then Pigs in Heaven. Of course then The Poisonwood Bible. Also loved Prodigal Summer.
You just can't go wrong with Kingsolver.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I immediately came to your post when I saw the title too. I love Kingsolver's books. She is from Kentucky, just found that out. Be sure to read her brand new one The Lacuna. Just read it and it is wonderful. I will go for the Animal Dreams. Thanks for the tip.
QMM

Donna said...

Good, another new author (to me at least). I watched Inspector Lynley PBS mysteries all weekend...Elizabeth George. Love her stuff.
Happy week Ac...
hughugs

Ginger said...

I loved The Poisonwood Bible. Was just thinking I needed to find a book for my journey to China this week. Will look for one of hers.

Lorna said...

I could never get into Barbara K. I wanted to because my mother and sisters love all her books. Unable yet possibly willing.