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Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally.

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

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Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaki ...

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In the day-to-day, farm work is stress relief for me. At the end of the day, I love having this othe ...

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I love developing children as characters. Children rarely have important roles in literary fiction - ...

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It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.

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The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervi ...

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Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of a ...

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Small change, small wonders - these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life.

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After 'The Poisonwood Bible' was published, several people believed that my parents were missionarie ...

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Being a novelist and being a mother have exactly coincided in my life: the call from my agent saying ...

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I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort ...

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I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I ...

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When you pick up a novel from the bed side table, you put down your own life at the same time and yo ...

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It's a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can't begin to understand t ...

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I was trained in classical piano, but it kind of dawned on me that classical pianists compete for si ...

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