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Small Wonder: Essays
Small Wonder Essays
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. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060504076
ISBN-10: 0060504072
Publication Date: 5/1/2002
Pages: 267
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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This review is hardly unbiased as I love Kingsolver. The essays in this book read like poetry. I love to read well written works that make significant points, but do so with eloquence and beauty. Kingsolver knows how to portray beauty and truth in ways that stir the soul. You won't be disappointed.
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I really loved this book. It is set up as several short essays/stories. It's a little complicated at times and it seemed to drag on during certain parts, but the way it was set up was really nice because I was able to finish the chapter and then the next story was different and a fresh viewpoint. It was the first Barbara Kingsolver book I read and it inspired me to read The Poisonwood Bible, which I also love. This book is not like her fictional novels, but is still written beautifully in Kingsolver's unique style and her stories within the book are very inspiring and touching. There are a lot of facts and stories about nature. It's not a fast read. I highly reccommend it for the person who enjoys though-provoking books and can push through a few pages that might be a little difficult to read.
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