An Interview with Barbara Kingsolver on Community and Hope

Excerpt from a conversation with Stephen L. Fisher and Barbara Kingsolver. (Recorded at Emory & Henry College Literary Festival, September 30, 2011. Published in the Iron Mountain Review, Volume XXVIII, Spring 2012.) Stephen L. Fisher: Critic Priscilla Leder argues that two basic themes run throughout your impressive array of genres and settings: an appreciation, first…
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About Barbara Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Camille Kingsolver and Lily Hopp Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s 14 books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction include the novels The Bean Trees, The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna, winner of The Orange Prize for Fiction. Translated into more than 20 languages, her work has won a devoted worldwide readership and many awards, including the National Humanities Medal. Many of her books have been incorporated into…
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About Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver's first nonfiction narrative will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. Since its release in May 2007, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has helped launch a modern transition in America’s attitudes toward food. In this lively account of a family’s year of eating…
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Pirates in the Movies

Ahoy, mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day is here. What better way to brush up on your pirate-speak than to watch some pirates in action? Younger children will enjoy an introduction to Peter Pan and his pirate nemesis, Captain Hook. The war between the Lost Boys and the pirates of Neverland is swashbuckling and suspenseful. Watching Captain…
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Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Kitty-In-Boots Is Here

Once upon a time there was a serious, well-behaved young black cat. So begins the very last story ever written by legendary children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. The never-before-published story The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots is finally available on the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. You'll have to check out a copy…
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Who Was Mata Hari?

With the recent publication of Mata Hari's Last Dance, Michelle Moran expertly paints fiction between what we know for sure about the famed dancer, courtesan, and terribly inept spy. Born Margaretha Zelle in Holland, Mata Hari chose her stage name upon coming to Paris after a miserable youth. Teaming up with the ambitious lawyer/agent Edouard Clunet, she…
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