We at Village Books have been huge fans of Barbara Kingsolver's writing since The Bean Trees was published in 1988 and became an instant classic. Through the years, her books have received critical acclaim and won multiple awards.
In celebration of the release of Barabara Kingsolver's newest novel, Unsheltered, on October 16, 2018, Village Books introduces a limited-run open book group that will delve into the rich history of her past books on the second Tuesday of each month, culminating in a discussion of Unsheltered in November of 2019. Each discussion is will be facilitated by one of Village Books' many booksellers or by a special guest. Come to one or join us for all 12 as we enjoy a year of Reading Kingsolverly!
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.