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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place. With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.
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4thhouseontheleft
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So far I‘ve ✅ off two Pantone colors! #pantone2022

Cinfhen Perfect 👍🏻 2d
Clwojick Awesome! 2d
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4thhouseontheleft
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And I found a picture that goes well with my latest reviewed book! Summer sun, barns and hay bales are a frequent occurrence in The Prodigal Summer.

#AestheticallyMatched

Scochrane26 I love this one. 1w
Clwojick Yes! Way to go ! 👏 7d
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4thhouseontheleft
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A book about summer surrounded by my winter decor.🤣

This novel is a beautiful meditation on summer in the Appalachian mountains. At times I could almost smell the crisp mountain air, hear the rain in the trees & birdsong in the air. It‘s also a story about the forest, trees, wildlife, coyotes, moths, birds, life on a family farm. And love. Love in all its many forms.

#authoramonth
#booked2022 #ecofeminist
#bookspin
#pop22 #pastprompt

Cinfhen Beautiful photo and lovely review 1w
Julsmarshall She is such an amazing writer, really immerses you in the story. 1w
Megabooks I‘m enjoying my Kingsolver too! 1w
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4thhouseontheleft @Julsmarshall she really does! I have to be in the right mood to read her books, though. 1w
squirrelbrain Great review - I loved this one too. 1w
Simona That is also my pick for Booked challenge, and I really looking forward to read it! 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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4thhouseontheleft
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It‘s my first quiet day home alone since before Thanksgiving! 🎉🙌🏽

Although I do have some chores to do (and a 60 min work out), I‘m really looking forward to some downtime to read my #ecofeminist pick for #booked2022. Anyone have a suggestion of where this could fit for #pop22, doesn‘t seem to work for any of those prompts. 📖

#authoramonth

BookHoarder32 I have no idea, but I love the socks! 2w
4thhouseontheleft @BookHoarder32 Thanks! Out of Print makes them, I found them at my local indie book shop last month and a friend and I each treated ourselves to a pair. 😃 2w
Soubhiville Cute socks! 2w
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sarahlandis
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Wow. Another book I did not want to end. It chronicles one summer in three strangers lives living in southern Appalachia. The way Kingsolver gives so much imagery in her details and weaves intricate relationships is always so mesmerizing. Every time I read a book by her, I crave more. This book had so much animal, bug, and plant love and knowledge I was so completely enthralled.

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Anna40
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Ahhhhh - this book! Enjoyed it and then didn't. I'm a bit disappointed because I expected more. There was so much potential in the characters, writing and plot, but - Alas! Forced myself to finish the last pages... that's how bad it got for me.

SqueakyChu Ha! That was my reaction to this book as well. One of my best friends simply loved it. However it felt a little flat to me. Of Barbara Kingsolver‘s writing, I like her books of essays the best. (edited) 3mo
Anna40 Thank you @SqueakyChu for recommending her essays. I will definitely read them. I think the writing is excellent, but I agree 'flat is a great way to describe how I felt about the book too 3mo
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DivineDiana
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I am such a fan of Barbara Kingsolver, and this did not disappoint! Three fierce women, live on their terms in the forested mountains and small farms of Appalachia. It takes place over the course of one Summer. Their stories connect,and at the heart is a den of coyotes that have migrated into the region. Beautifully written. Characters that will capture your heart. Captivating.
Loved the audio. Read by the author.
Photo of the book‘s endpapers.

Soubhiville So pretty! 5mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville This book gave me an appreciation of the beauty of moths! 5mo
Soubhiville I‘ve always enjoyed close up encounters with moths and butterflies 🦋😊. I haven‘t read this book yet but I‘d like to. 5mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville I hope you do! 5mo
KatieDid927 I love this book! 5mo
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DivineDiana
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“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nests, for whatever this is, for life.“ 🙏🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts Ohhh ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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DivineDiana
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“Me,I‘ll take one snake over fifty mice any day. A snake in every roof.” 🐍

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DivineDiana
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“Her body moves with the frankness that comes from solitary habits.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

EvieBee Such a good first line! 5mo
BiblioLitten What @EvieBee said! 😊 5mo
Megabooks Great line! 5mo
DivineDiana @EvieBee @BiblioLitten @Megabooks Agree. And a wonderful book! 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Finished today‘s audio walk and started a new audiobook!

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Scochrane26
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1. Yes, some when I was young like Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, the Ramona books. As an adult, I‘ve read Wuthering Heights, Handmaid‘s Tale, some of the HP books, A River Runs Through It, A Wall in the Woods, maybe some others. I don‘t reread as much lately because of the length of my tbr.
2. Yes, but not the only factor.
3. Tagged
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 I have really loved revisiting my childhood favorite novels as an adult! It‘s fun to see how the story changes for you. Thanks for playing ☺️📚🌿 9mo
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cdcnmac
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Thank you for the invite @EadieB ! #ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

1. My parents came up with an original spelling using an e and an i instead of an a and y for Meribeth so I have been Beth, Beth Ann and Meribeth throughout my life and “Meribeth Ann!” When I was in trouble as a little one.

2. A colleague gave a glowing endorsement of me and my work to our new office Director who has been very positive and enthusiastic so far (day four🤓)!

EadieB Thanks for playing! Good luck with your new boss! 1y
Cosmos_Moon Love the spelling! Thanks for sharing and glad so far good with a new director 🥰 1y
Nute Answer Two - It‘s such a cool vibe when coworkers recognize internal value and strengths of one another and then speak those compliments out loud. Always good to spread positivity!🙂 7mo
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Ms.Story
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I sought out this book after finishing “Where the Crawdads Sing.” The audiobook is narrator by Kingsolver and transported me straight into the heart of the story. I loved this intimate, beautiful look at nature and humans.

KatieDid927 I love this book! 1y
crhealey The last line is 💯 1y
KathyWheeler I started this book twice. The first time, I couldn‘t get into it. The second time, I read it all the way through and loved it. 1y
Ms.Story @KathyWheeler I took a short break near the beginning of this one but once I was back to commuting, I found a cared about each story and what it suggested about ourselves! 1y
Ms.Story @crhealey agreed!! 1y
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sprainedbrain
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Thanks for the tag, Danielle! 😘

🍉 Tomatoes right off of the vine, cucumbers, and sweet corn

📚 Prodigal Summer (tagged) & Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

🐳 Yes, both in the Pacific Northwest ❤️

If you‘re reading this and haven‘t played, I tag YOU!

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing. A lot of people listed Dandelion Wine, so I will have to check it out. ☺️⛵️🍉 1y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I want to be like Nannie Rawley when I grow up! In some ways she reminded me of my grandma. I loved that most of the main characters were women and they each slightly overlapped each other, but still maintained very distinct storylines. This might be my favorite book of Kingsolver's, even more than The Poisonwood Bible!

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cdcnmac
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Thank you @KarenUK This has not been a year of 5⭐️ reading so far, but these were my faves🤓

KarenUK Nice list! Read 3, and already added other 3 to my #tbr pile 😊👍💕📚 2y
cdcnmac Great 🎧 on all but How Could She which isn‘t available as audio🤓😉 2y
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PaperbackPirate
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If I have to pick a favorite Barbara Kingsolver book, it would be this one, but I haven‘t read one by her that hasn‘t been a keeper so far.
Prodigal #Summer for #BoundTogetherJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

catiewithac Great photo! 2y
Scochrane26 I love this one, too. 2y
OriginalCyn620 Cool photo! 💚 2y
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PaperbackPirate Thank you @catiewithac ! 💚 2y
PaperbackPirate I got it signed when she was on her Lacuna book tour! @Scochrane26 2y
KatieDid927 💚 2y
Scochrane26 @PaperbackPirate I missed a chance to meet her once, & I‘m not sure I‘ll get to meet her, even though she‘s from my state. I did go to her restaurant a couple of yrs ago, it‘s about 4 hrs from me. 2y
PaperbackPirate @Scochrane26 That‘s too bad you missed her! Maybe there‘s still hope. Also I did not know she has a restaurant. Was it good? 2y
Scochrane26 @PaperbackPirate Yes, it‘s very good. She started the restaurant after writing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It‘s a farm to table near Abington, VA. 2y
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peacegypsy
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This seemed an apt title for the so-called first weekend of summer. Happy Memorial Day, friends!

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readordierachel
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Look at these beautiful end papers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 2y
FlowerFairy 😍 2y
Megabooks Lovely!! 2y
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Tanisha_A Wow! 2y
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 2y
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caitlin.reads.books
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This book was beautiful. I‘ve had it on my kindle for a few years and decided to finally read it during this quarantine. I‘m a fan of Barbara Kingsolver already so I had high hopes for this one. At first I wasn‘t so sure about it, but my enjoyment of it steadily grew right up until the very end. 💚

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caitlin.reads.books
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Currently reading on my kindle.

sprainedbrain I love that book! 🥰 2y
caitlin.reads.books @sprainedbrain awesome! I love Barbara Kingsolver and I‘m enjoying this book so far :) 2y
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beaconhillbooks
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Second time around liked it even more!

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Jillylovesbooks
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I read this for the #ReadingWomenChallenge prompt for a book set in Appalachia. Prodigal Summer takes place over the course of a summer as three narrators face changes in their lives. Deanna lives alone in the woods and relates more to nature than people. Lusa is navigating a new marriage and family in the country. Garnett is a widowed old coot who dislikes his organic grower neighbor. Nature in Appalachia is another character in the book.

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Lcsmcat
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It‘s been years since I read this, but I believe she was living in a #cabin. #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻📚 2y
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 2y
PaperbackPirate I think this is my favorite Kingsolver book! It‘s been awhile for me too so I can‘t help you with the cabin confirmation, but it sounds possible. 💚 2y
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Samplergal
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Serious book hangover from this one. Honestly, a wonderful book, characters that live with you and three interwoven stories that are beautifully written. Loved it.

KatieDid927 💞 2y
Ruthiella It‘s on my list!😀 2y
MrsMalaprop One of my faves 👏. 2y
Crazeedi Sounds like a good one!! 2y
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Samplergal
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Currently reading. What wonderful descriptive language!

Lcsmcat I really liked this one! 2y
KatieDid927 Oh this book is wonderful. 2y
rachaich Think my favourite Kingsolver 😊😊😍 2y
sprainedbrain Love that book! ❤️ 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Finished this last night! Loved loved the storylines with Lisa, Garnett and Nannie. Didn't care so much for Deanna's.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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These end papers! 😍

tjwill I love that! I have the paperback, and I didn‘t know how much I was missing out! 2y
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tracymarie
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver

It's like walking through water colors.

Scochrane26 I LOVE Barbara kingsolver. This one is a great book. 2y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Got out early for a good long walk this morning - it was overcast and the heat hadn't come in yet. Prodigal Summer is a great book to walk through nature eh? ☺️☺️

Lindy Yes, lovely choice. 💚 3y
wanderinglynn Way a lovely walking path! 💚 3y
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RealLifeReading Love how green it is! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @RealLifeReading So. Much. Rain. this year! Lots of bugs! 😂 But it was very nice for a walk this morning! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Do you get these things called fish flies?? The ground was covered in them. But I think they're time is just about up so more walking when it cools down at night can hopefully happen. 3y
RealLifeReading @Penny_LiteraryHoarders we had a lot of rain in California this year but in summer our hills are just so yellow and brown! Am looking forward to more rain 🌧 3y
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squirrelbrain
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On offer in the UK today for Kindle... I enjoyed the other two Kingsolver books that I‘ve read so why not...?!

marleed I read this book in 2019 and liked it a lot! 3y
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Constant.reader1408
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People in Appalachia insisted that the mountains breathed, and it was true: the steep hollow behind the farmhouse took up one long, slow inhalation every morning and let it back down through their open windows and across the fields throughout evening—just one full, deep breath each day.
#appalachianread #prodigalsummer #hicklit #southernlit

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Deborah42
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I‘ve discovered a love of nature writing, esp. when it‘s poetic. Three stories intertwine here, but my favorite character was Deanna, a biologist living alone in the woods. Her job is to observe local wildlife and protect it from poachers. Lusa comes to live on her husband‘s family farm, only to discover that she is an unwelcome stranger. Cranky old Garrett can‘t let go of a feud w/ a neighbor.

All 3 come together in a lovely, satisfying way.

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phyhill
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Just ran across my old book club journals and found the questions I wrote for two different clubs' discussions of Prodigal Summer, years apart. 💚

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lynneamch
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#Butterflies on #endpapers and in this disturbing, yet beautiful, story from a favorite author. Pic is from our visit to Barbara Kingsolver's Harvest Table Restaurant & gift shop in Meadowview, Virginia. #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 Scolled through and found @Kalalalatja and @emtobiasz have posted these endpapers too.

Kalalalatja They are so pretty! 3y
LauraBeth This is beautiful! I'm now sad that I have the paperback of this. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗🦋 so pretty!! 3y
vkois88 Lovely 😍 3y
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rockpools
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It‘s a loooong time since I read this, but I remember enjoying it. And more than one #coyote was involved!
#timbittunes

Kalalalatja I forgot about this - great pick! 3y
MichelleScott_author I tried to read this, but couldn‘t get through it. Though I just read ‘Unsheltered‘ and liked it. 3y
Cinfhen I bailed on this too @MichelleScott_author but I recently read and LOVED 3y
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Cinfhen Good pick @RachelO there were definitely coyotes!!! 3y
MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen That book is amazing! Def. one of my favorites by her. 3y
Cinfhen And I just read Unsheltered this weekend, it was ok. I liked Willa but didn‘t think the dual timeline story added anything special @MichelleScott_author 3y
MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen That was the consensus of my book club. We were big fans of Tig and Mary. 3y
Cinfhen Yea, Tig was awesome!! And Mary was a trailblazer @MichelleScott_author I just felt like BK took on too many topics in this novel. And at times her tone felt a little “preachy” but it was still beautifully researched and crafted. I just started 3y
TheKidUpstairs I haven't read this one, I've only read one of hers (But I loved it) 3y
MichelleScott_author Bean Trees is also very good. Yeah, she can get preachy. 3y
rockpools @MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen @thekidupstairs One of these days I‘m going to have to re-read the Poisonwood Bible - it‘s the only one of her books I haven‘t got along with so far, but that could‘ve been simply that it was so different from her earlier stuff I was thrown. Looking forward to trying Unsheltered. Hope you enjoy The Bean Trees, Cindy! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks...so far it‘s fun but nothing spectacular @RachelO 3y
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LoverofLit
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This book was beautifully written and had a lush, rich, sinuous storyline that wrapped its way around you while listening to it. The author narrates it herself and she did such an amazing job, I want to listen to every other book of hers immediately. This book was sexy, in a natural, woodsy way. It made me fall in love with coyotes and grieve for baby birds and the chestnut tree. Lusa was by far my favorite character but I ended up loving them all

LoverofLit #ReadingWomenChallenge About or set in Appalachia 3y
Mrsann2000 Love this book! 3y
sprainedbrain Love love LOVE this book. 🥰 3y
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sophierayton
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This book is about the wisdom of women and nature, and women in nature. It's quiet and gorgeous. The guys don't come off too well but the women aren't viewed as angels either, just wiser - much wiser.
To me, it is evident that Kingsolver knows, loves and writes women well, I'd even go as far as calling this a feminist novel.

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LauraBeth
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Cats - always up in your business.

TNbookworm 😻 3y
Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 3y
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valeriegeary Hellooooooooo! 😂👋 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Peek-a-boo! 3y
Jennick2004 🤣💜💜 3y
Tamra Always! 😽 3y
QuietlyLaura She is just trying to help! 😂😻 3y
JoScho You post the best cat pics! Gray cat and the puzzle still makes me chuckle. 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
Cinfhen Such an awesome photo 3y
saresmoore This photo made Elliott squeal with delight when she spotted the kitty. 3y
Purrfectpages Great shot! 3y
Suet624 Hahaha. 3y
LauraBeth @JoScho 🤗 thanks - they‘re like your Mork - cute without any effort! 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore 🤗 well I can post seek and find cat pics all day for her! 😹 3y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen she helped me make all my selections for #booked2019 with the exception of two categories that I still need to fill 😸 3y
LauraBeth @Suet624 I hope you‘re feeling better and that today is a wonderful one for you ❤️ 3y
Reecaspieces Ha! They just can‘t help themselves 3y
Cinfhen Share your picks!!! Can‘t wait to see what you two came up with 😁😻 3y
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TheSpineView
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I was excited to read this today. I love our indie bookstore Malaprops.

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Thousand-Lives
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I have been in a reading slump (as well as life slump, if that‘s a thing) for several weeks. I picked this book up on a whim for 50 cents and so far it‘s exactly right 👌 Hectic morning with the kids, but taking a quick break for myself. (Shhh, they haven‘t found me yet!)

KatieDid927 I loved this one! 3y
JennyM Sending good thoughts, and Yey to coming out of the slump! 3y
BooknerdsLife Yay for getting out of your reading slump 🙌 and that donut looks delicious! #yum 😋😋🍩 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I absolutely loved this book set in and around the Appalachian #mountains. My first Kingsolver, and I could get enough of the beautiful prose, setting, and characters.

I highly recommend the audio, read by the author and with a soundtrack of forest sounds between chapters. ❤️

#AugustIsATrip

bookandcat I love Kingsolver so much 3y
Pandalibrarian This is one of my all time favorite books! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Ubookquitous I love Kingsolver - my favorites are The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible 3y
merelybookish I bet you'd enjoy Poisonwood Bible! 3y
violabrain The Poisonwood Bible is one of the best books I‘ve ever read. 3y
Copwithabook Agreed with previous commenters, Poisoneood Bible is one of my all time favorites. I‘m not fond of Kingsolver reading her own novels, but you might. 3y
vkois88 👍👍👍 3y
booksandsympathy This is a wonderful book. I borrowed it from my sister years ago and when it popped up pretty cheap as an ebook, I felt the need to buy it. I highly recommend The Poisonwood Bible as well. I still need to read The Bean Trees. 3y
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KatieDid927
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A beautiful and luscious summer read about life, family and nature in Appalachia. Can‘t wait to read more of her writing.

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Cinfhen
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Up next!!! So much #LitsyLove hope I‘m not disappointed 🤞🏼🤞🏼also hoping to get a pedi today #SelfCareSunday 🧡

Cathythoughts Will look forward to your review! Enjoy pedi 😉💕 3y
TrishB Not got to this one yet! But I have brought it (I think!). 3y
Kalalalatja I loved it! And sounds like a great Sunday 👌 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t had a pedicure for quite some time! Enjoy yours! 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I loved this one! 3y
Velvetfur Love the pretty vase and flowers too 😊 3y
Cinfhen Well I got the pedi and it was very relaxing and I read about 70 pages but I‘m NOT really feeling it so far @TrishB @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts 😕Thanks @Velvetfur 😘 nothing brightens my day more than seeing pretty flowers 🌸🌷🌺🌻 3y
Cinfhen If u don‘t have it @TrishB I‘ll add it with the other book I‘m gonna send u 💋 3y
TrishB Just emailed you 😘 I don‘t have this one, I have this one! Thank you 💕 3y
Lcsmcat It‘s been years since I read this, but my memory is that it started more slowly than The Bean Trees and some of her others. But I really liked it. I hope it clicks for you. 3y
Shemac77 One of my favorites! 3y
Cinfhen Excellent @TrishB hopefully next week!! I‘ve emailed u back 💋💋💋 3y
Cinfhen That‘s good to know @Lcsmcat because I feel like I need to put it aside for a few days and pick up something less contemplative. I know it‘s a fav for so many but right now it‘s not grabbing me @Shemac77 😢 3y
Shemac77 I can understand why it‘s not a favorite (or even interesting) to some. I can‘t put my finger on exactly why it is I adore it so; but every time I see the cover I smile... 3y
Reviewsbylola Did you like this one? It‘s on my TBR but I‘m just not sure about it. 3y
Cinfhen I bailed @Reviewsbylola and I mailed it off to @TrishB 💚it just wasn‘t for me🤷‍♀️ 3y
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KimM
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Kingsolver is a goddess 😍 Perfect read for anyone into nature. 🦋🐝🦊🦃🌲🌳🍄She narrates this Audible and has a lovely Southern accent reminiscent of my years in Virginia. Flight Behavior is up next. 5⭐️s

sprainedbrain Yes! I loved this one on audio. 3y
scripturient Hey Kim, Just a quick update: according to tracking your package is currently in Jersey so it looks like it‘s finally out of customs. Hope you‘ll get it within the next few days. Really don‘t know why it‘s taking so long. Sorry. :( 3y
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KimM That's no problem @scripturient. I'm not back in town until Aug 5th. 3y
scripturient @KimM Ok. It was in Greensboro this morning so it‘s getting closer. :) There is some chocolate in the package and I really hope it didn‘t suffer in the summer heat. 🙈 Well, at least it‘s all in sealed packaging so it doesn‘t leak in case it does melt a bit. 🙈 3y
scripturient Looks like they tried to deliver on the 2nd. You probably have a note in your post box to pick it up the post office. :) 3y
KimM Cool, it will be out of the heat until I get back. Thanks @scripturient can't wait to open it! 3y
scripturient 👍🏻 Is it there now? 😃 3y
KimM Yes! It was in the house when I got back from my trip! All good. @scripturient 3y
scripturient @KimM 👍🏻😊 3y
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bell7
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Kingsolver interweaves three tales of Deanna, Lusa, and Garnett as they navigate love and life in their own unique ways. I reread this for my book club (you can see the notes poking out on the side) but it had been so long I didn't remember a thing about it. Weaving in lots of details about the natural world, the intertwined stories about complex characters who grow a lot in this one summer was an excellent read and provoked a lively discussion.

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mdhughes72
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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My wife & I have very different tastes so we don‘t often recommend books to each other, & when we do those recommendations usually fall on deaf ears. She recently told me this was her favorite ever, that she‘d read it several times. OMG it‘s a tour de force. A quiet, beautiful story about people trying to make their way in the world, both social & natural. People wanting to connect but still hold onto themselves. Pitch perfect. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Smrloomis Great review! I‘m sold! 3y
Suet624 This review makes me want to read the book again. 😀👏🏼 3y
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sprainedbrain
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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I read some excellent books for the second season of #Booked2018 😃

Not one in this bunch that I didn‘t enjoy, but three of these were 5-star reads for me: Prodigal Summer, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Tatiana and Alexander.

Christine Prodigal Summer!! 💚 4y
4thhouseontheleft Half of A Yellow Sun was the first book I read by Adichie, and is still my favorite. Glad you liked it too! 4y
Peddler410 I loved Code Name Verity! 4y
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tammysue Tatiana and Alexander 💜 4y
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading 4y
Cinfhen Congrats on finishing a great quarter 🙌🏻 4y
Kdgordon88 I have Half a Yellow Sun on my tbr for at least a year. I will move it up to the top. Thanks! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great quarter—it‘s more fun when you like them so much! 👊🏻 4y
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