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Homeland and Other Stories

Homeland and Other Stories

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By (author) Barbara Kingsolver

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 22mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 3 January 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571179576
  • ISBN 13: 9780571179572
  • Sales rank: 181,658

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The short stories in this collection are spread over landscapes ranging from northern California and the urban Southwest to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia. In every setting the characters are bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history: a child accepts the impossible responsibility of remembering her Cherokee great-grandmother's dying culture; a quietly dissolving couple must fight ghosts of past expectations to reach one another; a tough Mexican American woman finds herself in jail because of her commitment to a family legacy of 'doing the right thing'. Homeland and Other Stories follows in the tradition of some of the great short story writers of our time, including Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor and Annie Proulx. With disarming honesty - at times comic but often heartrending - Barbara Kingsolver emerges as a true master of the form.

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Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna.