Explore how Barbara Kingsolver's novels and stories are relevant in today's culture in this essential reader's guide.
LYNN MARIE HOUSTON is Assistant Professor of American literature at California State University, Chico. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, women's literature, and American food cultureJENNIFER WARREN is a student in the Masters program of the English department at California State University, Chico. She is interested in American Modernism and twentieth-century ecofeminism.
"Rather than a reader's guide that connects events in Kingsolver's life and novels, Houston (American literature, California State U., Chico) and Warren (an English master's program student at that campus) present a guide that focuses mainly on an analysis of her writings through 2009 minus poems and most nonfiction: novels, a collection of short stories, and the nonfiction Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (2007). They characterize her as a Western/ Southwestern and ecofeminist writer. The guide includes interview and critical snippets; discussion questions; and a bibliographical essay listing books that Kingsolver reads as well as works not covered in the guide and ecofeminist titles by other authors." - Reference & Research Book News