by Barbara Kingsolver
Reviewed by Linda:
Find an audiobook (on CD, a Playaway, or a digital download through Libby/Overdrive) and hear the author doing an exquisite reading of her latest novel. She addresses crucial themes from today like how the gypsy life of an adjunct professor and his family can leave them almost destitute and how their daughter’s courage in facing the truth about climate change can be belittled by her family. And the author looks to the past when income inequality and fears about science (in this case Darwinism) wrought havoc in the lives of earlier inhabitants of the same house. Through her astonishing skill, Kingsolver weaves all the parts of the story together; perfect for book groups.