Small Wonder Author:Barbara Kingsolver In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us, out of one of history's darker moments, an extended love song to the world we still have. — Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, genetic engineering, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human... more » impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in both those places.
Sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive, Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.
Illustrated catalog of wonders Foreword Small wonder Saying grace Knowing our place Patience of a saint Seeing scarlet Setting free the crabs A forest's last stand Called out A fist in the eye of God Lily's chickens The one-eyed monster, and why I don't let him in Letter to a daughter at thirteen Letter to my mother Going to Japan Life is precious, or it's not Flying Household words What good is a story? Marking a passage Taming the beast with two backs Stealing apples And our flag was still there God's wife's measuring spoons Acknowledgments« less
I would so love to meet Ms. Kingsolver. She is one of my heroes (heroines sounds too drug-related). If President Bush read this, he would think she was committed to a mental institution. The truth hurts, but at least she shares it with us.
This book of essays is a wonderful environmental book of insights. It's no "Poisonwood
Bible"( Kingsolver's best work I believe), but it's an easy, and yet an insightful work to
the wonders around us. I enjoyed the book due o its variety of essays from serious to funny and I love anything by Kingsolver.