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NY Newspaper's Recommendations for Summer Reading Include Book by Barbara Kingsolver '77

June 4, 2006

June 4, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Kingsolver's book has a perfect mix of science and plot," writes Donna Liquori in the Times Union of Albany, New York. Liquori includes Prodigal Summer, by 1977 DePauw University graduate Barbara Kingsolver, on a list of books recommended for summer reading.

"Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia during a humid summer, you can smell the forest," Liquori writes of Kingsolver's novel. "Deanna has chosen a solitary existence, working for the U.S. Forest Service in the mountains, until hunter Eddie Bondo comes along. Oh yeah."

Read the complete article at the newspaper's Web site.

Kingsolver's other books include the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Small Wonder and Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands, a collaboration with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt.

Learn more about the author in this previous story.

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