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Kingsolver, Barbara Small Wonder
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Barbara Kingsolver

Small Wonder

Essays

Hardback edition

€ 25.95

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 prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on - sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive - Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

Text in English


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Illustrated Catalog of Wonders
xi
Foreword xiii
Small Wonder
1(21)
Saying Grace
22(9)
Knowing Our Place
31(10)
The Patience of a Saint
41(9)
Seeing Scarlet
50(10)
Setting Free the Crabs
60(15)
A Forest`s Last Stand
75(13)
Called Out
88(5)
A Fist in the Eye of God
93(16)
Lily`s Chickens
109(22)
The One-Eyed Monster, and Why I Don`t Let Him In
131(13)
Letter to a Daughter at Thirteen
144(16)
Letter to My Mother
160(16)
Going to Japan
176(4)
Life Is Precious, or It`s Not
180(4)
Flying
184(11)
Household Words
195(11)
What Good Is a Story?
206(9)
Marking a Passage
215(7)
Taming the Beast with Two Backs
222(6)
Stealing Apples
228(7)
And Our Flag Was Still There
235(11)
God`s Wife`s Measuring Spoons
246(19)
Acknowledgments 265
Extra informatie: 
Hardback
267 pagina's
Januari 2002
476 gram
216 x 152 x 25 mm
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