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Prodigal Summer review ã eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ 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 coyoTheir respective farms and wrangle about God pesticides and the possibilities of a future neither of them expectedOver the course of one humid summer these characters find their connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with whom they share a place Prodigal Summer demonstrates a balance of narrative drama and ideas that is characteristic of Barbara Kingsolver's finest wor. 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 reasons1 Big themes without spoiling too much the theme of this book is that evolution is always going on and that human beings are not the end product of evolution just a part of it Perhaps importantly Kingsolver tries to remind us that evolution is a slow long adaptive process Evolution rarely happens uickly yet Kingsolver’s characters themselves go though rapid possibly even radical changes by the end of this book Good stuff for drama but inconsistent with some of the broader themes2 Narrative Structure nonlinear storytelling is not accomplished solely through an unconventional conclusion read Hollywood happy endingclosure Kingsolver ends her book in a kind of abstract manner shifting perspective to some coyotes whose existence in the plot prior to the end point seemed added on Many minor plot were left unresolved as the coyotes walked off into the Sun This would have been fine if the rest of the plot has not been so plodding and attentive to every detail in each character's life but it was The conventional tale paired with an aspiring but unresolved ending just felt incompleteAlong the same lines the interweaving of characters and narrative voices is great but about 34 of the way through the book every main character had been connected to every other main character in a way that simply felt over the top and a bit trite Like we get it it's a small community and these characters needed to have some kind of theme tying them together but it got a bit silly by the final connectionDespite these flaws Prodigal Summer was a good read and brought up a lot of interesting ideas and themes The dialogue was well written and engaging

Prodigal SummerTheir respective farms and wrangle about God pesticides and the possibilities of a future neither of them expectedOver the course of one humid summer these characters find their connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with whom they share a place Prodigal Summer demonstrates a balance of narrative drama and ideas that is characteristic of Barbara Kingsolver's finest wor. 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 reasons1 Big themes without spoiling too much the theme of this book is that evolution is always going on and that human beings are not the end product of evolution just a part of it Perhaps importantly Kingsolver tries to remind us that evolution is a slow long adaptive process Evolution rarely happens uickly yet Kingsolver’s characters themselves go though rapid possibly even radical changes by the end of this book Good stuff for drama but inconsistent with some of the broader themes2 Narrative Structure nonlinear storytelling is not accomplished solely through an unconventional conclusion read Hollywood happy endingclosure Kingsolver ends her book in a kind of abstract manner shifting perspective to some coyotes whose existence in the plot prior to the end point seemed added on Many minor plot were left unresolved as the coyotes walked off into the Sun This would have been fine if the rest of the plot has not been so plodding and attentive to every detail in each character's life but it was The conventional tale paired with an aspiring but unresolved ending just felt incompleteAlong the same lines the interweaving of characters and narrative voices is great but about 34 of the way through the book every main character had been connected to every other main character in a way that simply felt over the top and a bit trite Like we get it it's a small community and these characters needed to have some kind of theme tying them together but it got a bit silly by the final connectionDespite these flaws Prodigal Summer was a good read and brought up a lot of interesting ideas and themes The dialogue was well written and engaging

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Prodigal Summer É Ades 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. 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 enjoySeveral 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 partsThe author has a very strong philosophy on life which always runs through her novels but in this one she does rather get on her soap box and I did occasionally feel she was trying to brow beat me into submitting to her views and I am already a believer For me this loses the book one starNevertheless it was a lovely read with some charming characters very human behaviours and a positive hopeful ending free download Ë eBook or Kindle ePUB å Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver å 3 read & download 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 inv. Ok What gives KingsolverI 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 itbut no i gave Barb K the benefit of the doubt i mean she wrote the Poisonwood Bible after all i decided i'd read this entirely even if it killed meit nearly did it wasn't bad i infact enjoyed it and as the LONG ASS story went on and on very little plot nothing really happening lots of boring ass inane descriptions of nature that got really old really fast her previously used narrative device of telling different stories with different narrators each chapter was annoying here i found i only cared about 1 person's story and didnt care about any of the other co protagonistsit was a book that was beyond slow beyond tedious it could've been told in 116th the length i hate nothing than books that're just taking up pages Mind you when you find books you love love love you wish they'd never end you get sad when it's finishedthis isnt one of themi put this book down twice and read other things then brought it on vacation with me and slowly read it over a month jesus a monthfhew it's over nowi'd love to hear from someone who actually liked it