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Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Two families, in two centuries, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it... How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062684738
ISBN-10: 0062684736
Publication Date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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I love how it switches back and forth and ultimately ties together 2 families living in the same house 150 years apart.
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kcrouth avatar reviewed Unsheltered on
Two interesting stories, set in the same space but 150 years apart in time. We are able to see how much things have changed, and the same time seeing how many things have not changed a bit. Many of the characters are straight out of history, tied together with some glue of Ms. Kingsolver's clever and brilliant imagination. Many issues are touched upon, between contrasting philosophies and generations. Through the interaction of people, events and circumstances, we see bridges built and homes deconstructed to reveal truth in a clearer light. Nice story(ies) :)
Bonnie avatar reviewed Unsheltered on + 417 more book reviews
I consider Kingsolver one of my favorite authors, but oh, did I slog through this one. Told in two different centuries, a format I enjoy, there were pages of really interesting story, an unusual tale. But oh, the pages that droned on and on, searching for a place to go. I actually quit this one just before the end, not wanting to waste another night of my life.