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California Museum Opens Exhibit Drawn from Barbara Kingsolver '77 Book

September 26, 2008

kingsolver b bw.jpgSeptember 26, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "Last Stand: America's Virgin Lands," opens today at the La Quinta Museum in La Quinta, California. "It showcases unique images that document and capture the essence of America's endangered wilderness area," reports the Palm Springs Desert Sun. "The 57 works are drawn from a National Geographic book of the same name by award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths Belt and noted author Barbara Kingsolver."

The exhibit continues through January 4.

Access the item at the newspaper's Web site. Barbara Kingsolver Food Life.jpg

Barbara Kingsolver (pictured at top) is a bestselling author and 1977 graduate of DePauw University. Her Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life recently received an award from the James Beard Foundation as well as a gold Nautilus Book Award. Her other works include The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Pigs in Heaven, Animal Dreams and Small Wonder.

Kingsolver, who received the National Humanities Medal in 2000, delivered the commencement address at Duke University on May 11, offering graduates advice on "How to be Hopeful."

Access her 1994 commencement address at DePauw -- "As Little Advice as Possible" -- in this previous story.

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