Small Wonder Author:Barbara Kingsolver In this collection of essays, popular novelist Barbara Kingsolver writes equally well about nature and human nature. Kingsolver studied biology in graduate school, and in her pieces on frogs, crabs, and the Grand Canyon, she conveys an appreciation of the natural world and its connection to ours. A letter to her mother about writing, and one to ... more »her daughter about good parenting versus the right to privacy, convey honest family values, as does a piece on Columbine, both the flower and the massacre ("Life Is Precious Or It's Not").« 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.