Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to My Mother's Garden

Barbara Kingsolver '77 Contributes Essay to My Mother's Garden

May 8, 2005

kingsolver mothers garden.jpgMay 8, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "In 'Letter To My Mother' by Barbara Kingsolver, the author unfolds the somewhat uneasy, and yet very connected, history of growing up with a mother who loved gardening with a daughter who didn't quite get it," writes PJ Bremier in California's Marin Independent Journal. The contribution by Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, is among those included in My Mother's Garden: A Collection about Love, Flowers and Family, "a charming collection of personal essays and selected works about mothers who have inspired the love of gardening in their children and in others."

Read more about the book, recently barbara kingsolver.jpgreleased by Chamberlain Brothers, by clicking here.

Barbara Kingsolver's other works include The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams and Small Wonder. She received the National Humanities Medal in 2000.

In 1994, Kingsolver delivered the commencement address at DePauw, and was also awarded an honorary degree during the ceremony. A summary of her speech can be found in this previous story.