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Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.

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    This is one of my favourite books. I love the setting, the characters and the interplay between people and nature. It challenges how you think of humanity and our place in it. I also enjoyed how the three stories come together showing how we are all linked to one another. In true Kingsolver style, this is a page turning novel with thoughtful ideas and perspectives brought together through wholehearted, interesting characters.

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