Reading Barbara Kingsolver

by Houston, Lynn Marie.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3561.I496 Z69 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3561.I496 Z69 2009
 
 
Summary

Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves!

Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves!

Additional Information
Series Pop lit book club.
Subjects Kingsolver, Barbara -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif. :Greenwood Press,2009
Contributors Warren, Jennifer, 1983-
Language English
Description ix, 149 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144) and index.
ISBN 9780313362910 (hard copy : alk. paper)
0313362912 (hard copy : alk. paper)
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