Saturday, June 15, 2013

If You Like Barbara Kingsolver Try These!

Getting back on track with some booklists.  Who knows?  Maybe I'll start snarking again!  Wheeee!

The Known World                          Jones, Edward P.
A slave rebellion causes the downfall of a plantation after the owner, a former slave, dies.

Year Of Wonders: A Novel Of The Plague         Brooks, Gwendolyn
Based on a true story of an English village that voluntarily quaranteens itself when plague stricks.

Where The Heart Is            Letts, Billie
After being dumped in a strange town by her boyfriend, 17 year old Novalee Nation gives birth to her baby in a Wal-Mart store and, after celebrity and a kidnapping, she learns who she really is.

The Omnivore's Dilemma    Pollan, Michael
The author looks at how what we eat and how we get it challenges human survival.

As I Lay Dying            Faulkner, William
After the death of Addie Bundren, her family honors journeys to take her to her preferred final resting place.

The Stone Diaries    Shields, Carol
A fictional story about one woman’s vivid life and death in the first half of the twentieth century.

Birdsong           Faulks, Sebastian
Before and after WWI and after losing the love of his life, Englishman Stephen Wraysford signs up for the French Army and learns about himself on the battlefield.

The Beet Queen     Erdrich, Louise
The life story Mary and her brother Karl, who must live with an aunt in North Dakota after their mother abandons them.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek           Dillard, Annie
A collection of essays about one year in the town of Tinker’s Creek in the Blue Ridge Valley in Virginia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bookie,

In what order do you like Kingsolver's books since "Poisonwood Bible?"

Fred C. in San Diego