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Unsheltered (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R244 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R27 (11%) View more sellers Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it’s so unnerving that she’s arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland, New Jersey, that is literally falling apart. The magazine where she worked has folded, and the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The dilapidated house is also home to her ailing and cantankerous Greek father-in-law and her two grown children: her stubborn, free-spirited daughter, Tig, and her dutiful debt-ridden, ivy educated son, Zeke, who has arrived with his unplanned baby in the wake of a life-shattering development.

In an act of desperation, Willa begins to investigate the history of her home, hoping that the local historical preservation society might take an interest and provide funding for its direly needed repairs. Through her research into Vineland’s past and its creation as a Utopian community, she discovers a kindred spirit from the 1880s, Thatcher Greenwood.

A science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, Thatcher finds himself under siege in his community for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting new theory recently published by Charles Darwin. Thatcher’s friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the town’s most powerful men. At home, his new wife and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his financial worries and the news that their elegant house is structurally unsound.

Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.

Unsheltered (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver
R410 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R107 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it’s so unnerving that she’s arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland, New Jersey, that is literally falling apart. The magazine where she worked has folded, and the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The dilapidated house is also home to her ailing and cantankerous Greek father-in-law and her two grown children: her stubborn, free-spirited daughter, Tig, and her dutiful debt-ridden, ivy educated son, Zeke, who has arrived with his unplanned baby in the wake of a life-shattering development.

In an act of desperation, Willa begins to investigate the history of her home, hoping that the local historical preservation society might take an interest and provide funding for its direly needed repairs. Through her research into Vineland’s past and its creation as a Utopian community, she discovers a kindred spirit from the 1880s, Thatcher Greenwood.

A science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, Thatcher finds himself under siege in his community for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting new theory recently published by Charles Darwin. Thatcher’s friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the town’s most powerful men. At home, his new wife and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his financial worries and the news that their elegant house is structurally unsound.

Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred—whether family or friends—and in the strength of the human spirit.

How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) - Poetry (Hardcover): Barbara Kingsolver How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) - Poetry (Hardcover)
Barbara Kingsolver
R480 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world. This story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

How To Fly - (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) (Hardcover): Barbara Kingsolver How To Fly - (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) (Hardcover)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R325 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The poems of How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) find breath and lightness in the common business of living. Barbara Kingsolver's generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop and interweave to form a carefully patterned whole: a series of 'How to' poems that smartly balance tongue-in-cheek pragmatism with revelatory wisdom, a complicated yet affirmative family pilgrimage to Italy, cherished childhood memories, the perils and pleasures of being a [female] writer, elegies to lost loved ones, and elegies to the planet. Blending resourcefulness and wonder with all the compassionate humanity of her prose, How to Fly will both delight Kingsolver's devoted readership and welcome a host of new readers to her startling verse, while revealing an intimate side to her creative practice as yet unseen.

The Poisonwood Bible - A Novel (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible - A Novel (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R227 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R60 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it--from garden seeds to Scripture--is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

The Lacuna (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver The Lacuna (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

The Lacuna (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver The Lacuna (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver
R387 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R53 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist--and of art itself.

King Leopold's Ghost - A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Paperback): Adam Hochschild King Leopold's Ghost - A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Paperback)
Adam Hochschild; Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver 1
R368 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Flight Behaviour (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver Flight Behaviour (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R220 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R56 (25%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

"The flames now appeared to lift from individual treetops in showers of orange sparks, exploding the way a pine log does in a campfire when it is poked. The sparks spiralled upward in swirls like funnel clouds. Twisters of brightness against grey sky." On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature: the monarch butterflies have not migrated south for the winter this year. Is this a miraculous message from God, or a spectacular sign of climate change. Entomology expert, Ovid Byron, certainly believes it is the latter. He ropes in Dellarobia to help him decode the mystery of the monarch butterflies. Flight Behaviour has featured on the NY Times bestseller list and is Barbara Kingsolver's most accessible novel yet.

The Poisonwood Bible - a novel (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed): Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible - a novel (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed)
Barbara Kingsolver
R372 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Pigs in Heaven (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver Pigs in Heaven (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R242 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Our Year of Seasonal Eating (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Our Year of Seasonal Eating (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 5
R337 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R106 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

The Bean Trees (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R372 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R128 (34%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

Prodigal Summer (Paperback, Main): Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer (Paperback, Main)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R248 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R37 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. Nature, too, it seems, is not immune. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her self-assured, solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned 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 neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place. With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.

Unsheltered (Standard format, CD): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Standard format, CD)
Barbara Kingsolver; Read by Barbara Kingsolver
R1,029 R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Save R122 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Bean Trees (Paperback, New edition): Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees (Paperback, New edition)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R252 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R33 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Plucky Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an old car and heads west. But midway across the country motherhood catches up with her when she becomes the guardian of an abandoned baby girl she calls Turtle. In Tuscon they encounter an extraordinary array of people, and with their help, Taylor builds herself and her sweet, stunned child a life.
 

King Leopold's Ghost - A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Paperback): Adam Hochschild King Leopold's Ghost - A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Paperback)
Adam Hochschild; Introduction by Barbara Kingsolver 1
R286 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver

In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. . While he did all this, he carefully constructed an image of himself as a deeply feeling humanitarian.

Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize in 1999, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of this man’s brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. It is also the inspiring and deeply moving account of a handful of missionaries and other idealists who travelled to Africa and unwittingly found themselves in the middle of a gruesome holocaust. Instead of turning away, these brave few chose to stand up against Leopold. Adam Hochschild brings life to this largely untold story and, crucially, casts blame on those responsible for this atrocity.

The Poisonwood Bible (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Barbara Kingsolver The Poisonwood Bible (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Barbara Kingsolver; Narrated by Dean Robertson 1
R275 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R18 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against history's most dramatic political parables. The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.

Unsheltered (Hardcover): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Hardcover)
Barbara Kingsolver
R639 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unsheltered (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed): Barbara Kingsolver Unsheltered (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R232 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R59 (25%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against a world which seems to hold little mercy for her and her family - or their old, crumbling house, falling down around them. Willa's two grown-up children, a new-born grandchild, and her ailing father-in-law have all moved in at a time when life seems at its most precarious. But when Willa discovers that a pioneering female scientist lived on the same street in the 1800s, could this historical connection be enough to save their home from ruin? And can Willa, despite the odds, keep her family together?

Pigs in Heaven (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver Pigs in Heaven (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver 1
R342 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen and her mother's belief in her lead to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past.

Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation as it draws the reader into a world of heartbreak and redeeming love, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Prodigal Summer (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed): Barbara Kingsolver Prodigal Summer (Paperback, 1st Perennial ed)
Barbara Kingsolver
R353 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

The Lacuna (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed): Barbara Kingsolver The Lacuna (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed)
Barbara Kingsolver
Sold By Readers Warehouse - Fulfilled by Loot
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From Pulitzer Prize nominee and award winning author of Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible and Flight Behaviour, The Lacuna is the heartbreaking story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s America in the shadow of Senator McCarthy. Born in America and raised in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. When he starts work in the household of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo - where the Bolshevik leader, Lev Trotsky, is also being harboured as a political exile - he inadvertently casts his lot with art, communism and revolution. A compulsive diarist, he records and relates his colourful experiences of life with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Trotsky in the midst of the Mexican revolution. A violent upheaval sends him back to America; but political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

The Bean Trees (Paperback): Barbara Kingsolver The Bean Trees (Paperback)
Barbara Kingsolver
R336 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

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