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Latest Work by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among USA Today's 'Books We Loved in 2012'

December 27, 2012

USA Today lists the latest novel by Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior, among "10 books we loved in 2012."

"You, too, will fall in love with Dellarobia Turnbow, the young Tennessee mother whose accidental encounter with millions of misguided Monarch butterflies sets her on her own flight to freedom," write Deirdre Donahue, Jocelyn McClurg, Carol Memmott, Bob Minzesheimer and Craig Wilson, who compiled the list.

Learn more at the newspaper's website.

A 1977 graduate of DePauw University, where she majored in zoology (biological sciences), Barbara Kingsolver's first novel, The Bean Trees, was published by HarperCollins in 1988. She received the National Humanities Medal in 2000. Her last book, The Lacuna, received the UK's Orange Prize and the Library of Virginia's 13th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Award for fiction. Her other books include Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life; Prodigal Summer; and The Poisonwood Bible, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won South Africa's National Book Award.

Learn more about the author in this recent story.

Barbara Kingsolver delivered the 1994 commencement address at DePauw, and was also awarded an honorary doctoral degree during the ceremony. Access an MP3 of the complete address, which was titled "As Little Advice as Possible," here.

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