Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer

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Triumphing once again, Barbara Kingsolver has written a beautiful new novel: a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life. Down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly, feuding neighbors tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities the future holds. Over the course of one long summer, these characters find connections to one another, and to the land, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one piece of life on earth.Read by the author.
Published: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2005.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780060894634
0060894636
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 46 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Kingsolver, Barbara

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singasong70
Jul 13, 2015

Sex scene came too early in the story to continue reading I decided; hard to tap into the fact people meet the way they did here and have sex when they hardly know each other, strains credibility that is, not an outdoor enthusiast anyway.

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52can
Jul 07, 2014

Author's strong ecological viewpoint very evident throughout this novel. At times, I felt that it interfered with the story line.

librarylizzard Apr 26, 2014

This has been my favorite book of the year so far. I love Kingsolver's meditations on nature and the farming lifestyle. In this book the conflict between organic/non-organic farming methods is riveting. I enjoyed the story threads from all three of the main characters and couldn't wait for the next chapter so I could find out more! A must read for anyone that enjoys reading about the great outdoors or just needs a jump-start into the spring mindset.

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