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I had to create a new shelf for this book as I couldn t put it on my literary fiction shelf as I don t believe people will be reading this book in a hundred or even fifty years time it was too heavy to be categorised as chick lit.I had a lot of problems with this book.For one thing, it featured multiple points of view which I m not a fan of At least it didn t go back forth in time as well.I was farinterested in Lusa s story than the other two although my interest in D I had to create a new shelf for this book as I couldn t put it on my literary fiction shelf as I don t believe people will be Overall, a delightful, thoughtful and refreshing novel I loved the pure joy, the contagious adoration, for nature from top predators to insects to extinct trees to blossoming weeds that shines through the pages My only real gripe with the book is that, on occasion, this love morphs into rather a preachy cautionary tale, or scolding it could still have been powerfully ecological and progressive without the few soap box passages Another message is the sometimes lovely, sometimes scary, ev Overall, a delightful, thoughtful and refreshing novel I loved the pure joy, the contagious adoration, for nature from top predators to insects to extinct trees to blossoming weeds that shines through the pages My only real gripe with the book is that, on occasion, this love morphs into rather a preachy cautionary tale, or scolding it could still have been powerfully ecological and progressive without the few soap box passages Another message is the sometimes lovely, sometimes scary, ever powerful theme that no creature including humans is ever as solitary as we may seem, even if we strive to I don t want it to end There s still much life for these characters to lead and I want to be there for it Although I guess it has to end somewhere The BEAUTIFUL NATURAL WORLD she gives my kingdom to know so much and be so deeply involved in the real world around me This week, I met the wooly bear caterpillar and the granite spiny lizard at Mission Trails, both locals I can t wait to meetand learn aboutThank goodness for parks and rangers at least SOMEONE is maintainin I don t want it to end There s st As usual in a Kingsolver book the writing in Prodigal Summer is just beautiful and the descriptions lyrical It is a book to read carefully and slowly and just enjoy.Several different stories run parallel and tie up eventually towards the end of the book I found my interest in each story uneven and tended to rush the parts about Garnett Walker because I became tired of his constant, repetitive musings and I wanted to get back to Deanna or Lusa However I never rushed any of their parts The aut As usual in a Kingsolver book the writing in Prodigal Summer is just beautiful and the descriptions lyrical It is a book to read carefully and slowly and just enjoy.Several different stories run paral I think my favorite line of poetry from this book is He made love to me like a farmer She then goes on to talk about milking cows and tilling the land while describing their love making Maybe I ve just known too many farmers in my life and found none of them in the least bit attractive There is nothing romantic about the smell of manure on a man And anyway, I think that line sums up the depth of this book pretty well From the first chapter I knew I was in trouble when one of the leading I think my favorite line of poetry from this book is He made love to me like a farmer She then goes on to talk about milking c I first read Barbara Kingsolver maybe 10 years ago and really liked her Since then, I ve discovered authors like Edna Forbes and Alice Hoffman who also both have an interest in the lives of rural women, rich narratives and, sometimes magical realism That said, Kingsolver is still very much at the top of this field However, this book left me somewhat disappointed by the end for two reasons 1 Big themes without spoiling too much, the theme of this book is that evolution is always going on and I fi I enjoyed Kingsolver s Poisonwood Bible so much that for some reason I delayed reading this one does that make sense I just liked the idea of another unread novel by her being out there, waiting for me to read something I was saving like a piece of rich dark chocolate Her descriptions of the natural world are lovely The relationship This is my favorite of Barbara Kingsolver s fiction.Three stories weave together into a beautiful story of nature, love, and family The biology Kingsolver integrates in the narrative is educational and fascinating The three threads begin with Predators which follows Deanna, who is a Forest Preserve ranger and lives alone in a small cabin high upon Zebulon Mountain She unexpectedly begins a romance with a roaming coyote poacher, although Deanna is working tirelessly to protect a hidden den o This is my favorite of Barbara Kingsolver s fiction.Three stories weave together into a beautiful story of nature, love, and family The biology Kingsolver integrates in the narrative is educational and fascinating The three threads begin with Predators which follows Deanna, who is a Forest Preserve ranger and lives alone in a small cabin high upon Zebulon Mountain She unexpectedly begins a romance with a roaming coyote poacher, although Deanna is working tirelessly to protect a hidden den of coyotes Next is Moth Love about newly married Lusa and her adjustment to life on her husband s family farm and the large family that comes along with it Finally there is Old Chest Ok What gives, Kingsolver I have adored her work for years, and had this particular book sitting on my shelf for a long time unread I picked it up to read recently, and went oh yeah, that s why i d tried previous times to read it and couldn t get into it I m usually a stickler for the getting in to it factor if something doesnt hold my attention, or is downright fucking painful, within the first chapter, i have to ditch it.but no i gave Barb K the benefit of the doubt i mean, she `Download Book ↰ Prodigal Summer ⇰ 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 AppalachiaFrom Her Outpost In An Isolated Mountain Cabin, Deanna Wolfe, A Reclusive Wildlife Biologist, Watches A Den Of Coyotes That Have Recently Migrated Into The Region She Is Caught Off Guard By A Young Hunter Who Invades Her Most Private Spaces And Confounds Her Self Assured, Solitary Life On A Farm Several Miles Down The Mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, A Bookish City Girl Turned Farmer S Wife, Finds Herself Unexpectedly Marooned In A Strange Place Where She Must Declare Or Lose Her Attachment To The Land That Has Become Her Own And A Few Miles Down The Road, A Pair Of Elderly Feuding Neighbors Tend Their Respective Farms And Wrangle About God, Pesticides, And The Possibilities Of A Future Neither Of Them ExpectedOver The Course Of One Humid Summer, 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