In her bestselling novel Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.
Award-winning author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver here introduces a wildlife biologist whose reclusive life in a mountain cabin is disrupted by a young hunter; a city girl-turned-farmer’s wife who must decide whether or not to fight for the land she now inhabits; and a pair of feuding, elderly neighbors who forge a bond neither of them could have predicted.
As the humid summer progresses, the characters grow closer to each other and the nature that surrounds them in this beautifully-written work that helped solidify Barbara Kingsolver’s place in the literary firmament.
This Harper Perennial Deluxe Modern Classic edition features beautiful cover artwork on uncoated stock, French flaps, and deckle-edge pages.
Barbara Kingsolver is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including the novels Unsheltered, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work of narrative nonfiction is the influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.