Prodigal summer : a novel
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Published:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2000.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xi, 444 pages ; 24 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 23
Lexile measure:
870L
Status:
McGavock High - Teen Fiction
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Description

Barbara Kingsolver, a writer praised for her"extravagantly gifted narrative voice" (New York Times Book Review), has created with this 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 inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of 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 the forest from her outpost in 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 confound her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself unexpectedly marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land. 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 complexities of a world neither of them expected.

Over the course of one humid summer, as the urge to procreate overtakes a green and profligate countryside, these characters find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place. Their discoveries are embedded inside countless intimate lessons of biology, the realities of small farming, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one part of life on earth.

With the richness that characterizes Barbara Kingsolver's finest work, Prodigal Summer embraces pure thematic originality and demonstrates a balance of narrative and ideas that only an accomplished novelist could render so beautifully.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060199654, 0060199652, 9780060959036 (trade pbk.), 0060959037 (trade pbk.), 9780062274045 (trade pbk.), 006227404X (trade pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.7, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
870

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Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, B. (2000). Prodigal summer: a novel. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. 2000. Prodigal Summer: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara, Prodigal Summer: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. Prodigal Summer: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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