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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,926 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Kingsolver Narrator: Barbara Kingsolver Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Barbara Kingsolver has written these five short stories with the same wit and sensitivity that characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Spreading her characters over a variety of colorful landscapes, she tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. In every setting, her distinctive voice, at times comic, but often heartrending, rings true as she explores the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make alone.

This collection includes:

  • “Homeland”
  • “Blueprints”
  • “Quality Time”
  • “Extinctions”
  • “Rose-Johnny”
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kingsolver’s humanity sounds the clearest note...telling us about characters in the middle of their days, who live as we really do, from one small incident of awareness to the next.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Kingsolver understands...the significance of the ordinary, the fleeting moment that may become lost or become catharsis. She writes with refreshing clarity, humor, and honesty.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Every [story] supports Kingsolver’s newly won reputation...Her perceptions are touching, her phrases felicitous, her characters memorable.”

    Arizona Daily Star

  • “With this dazzling array of stories, demonstrating a wide range of characterizations, settings, situations and narrative voices, Kingsolver confirms the promise of her astonishingly accomplished first novel, The Bean Trees. Most of these dozen tales ring with authentic insights, leaving the reader moved, amused, or enlightened. Kingsolver’s knowledge of human nature, and especially domestic relationships, is breathtaking...Kingsolver handles every other narrative device with delicacy and subtle skill.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Kingsolver’s voice is sure and her narrative skill accomplished. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Kingsolver’s voice has remarkable range...Her stories are sharply defined and deftly constructed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jan | 2/11/2014

    " I read this a long time ago, and don't recall being overly impressed, feeling that she is better with the novel. However, some of the reviews make me want to read it again, since I really do like short stories. I will re-rate it if I need to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/11/2014

    " Love this author, but this was not my favorite book by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/11/2014

    " Kingsolver started out with a bang in this collection of short stories. There are parallel's among stories, reoccurring characters, and complementary themes. But some of the later stories just drag on, with seemingly unrelated themes - it feels that they were tacked on to make the book a decent length. Oh well. It's still worth reading, even if you only read the first few stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 2/5/2014

    " A great collection of short stories by the wonderful Barbara Kingsolver. Most of them deal in some way with choices women make in love and life. "

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