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Small Wonder: Essays par [Kingsolver, Barbara]
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Those familiar with Barbara Kingsolver's work are aware of her distinctive literary voice. In the audiobook version of her most recent collection of essays, listeners are also treated to her actual voice, and the result is pleasing. With beautiful language and heartbreaking turns of phrase, Kingsolver reflects on the world community and one's individual role in it. The author's actual voice is as thoughtful and quietly strong as her written voice, lending a certain calm to her thought-provoking commentary. Hearing a brilliant author read her own work is rewarding in this case. No matter what one thinks about Kingsolver's worldviews--she loves her country and sees its flaws as well--this audiobook is timely and interesting. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

Revue de presse

“Observant, imaginative, and both lucid and impassioned.” (Book Magazine)

“This book of essays by Barbara Kingsolver is like a visit from a cherished old friend.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

“Kingsolver possesses a rare depth of understanding of nature’s complex mechanisms.” (San Francisco Chronicle Book Review)

“A delightful, challenging, and wonderfully informative book.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Essays … [of] great skill and wisdom.” (Booklist)

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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 300 pages
  • Editeur : HarperCollins e-books; Édition : Reprint (13 octobre 2009)
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  • Langue : Anglais
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 See the World with New Eyes! 2 mai 2017
Par David Lupo - Publié sur
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I enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. And in a casual conversation with a friend, sometime later, he mentioned having finished her book of essays, Small Wonder. He spoke about how he enjoyed it. I was open to the idea, and obtained a copy for myself.

What a fantastic writer! I enjoyed her non-fiction experiences and ideas as much as I did the novel. She has a great mind, steeped in science and clear thinking. She is quite clear in her view on how she values the world that belongs to us all. She is clear on how she values her family, and how she makes new discoveries in the journeys they take together. She is able to read between the lines of moment-to-moment family living to lay hold of a fresh insight.

Scientifically-gifted, she nonetheless has a great sense of humor. And she has not let Darwin eclipse her sense of God. She writes on nature in a way that the reader can be enticed to slow down and smell the roses on his or her next walk through the park. Her writing makes the deep, dark forest such a friendly place. The armchair tourist will love the places she takes you to see.

She is clear-thinking in her pieces that have a political slant. She has much to teach us about food, and how it is grown, and the ethics of what we choose to eat. I am with her in her stand against the corporation that is out to reap a profit, at the price of human life. And with courage she lets the reader in to her life's painful moments. She is what some people call a contemplative: one who notices things, and can relate them in a way that brings wonder to all.

This is a blessing in paperback form. Informative. Friendly. Enchanting. Truly a great waste of your time.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Be prepared to leave your baggage at the door... 5 juin 2006
Par A.Burnett - Publié sur
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When you embark on this journey with Ms. Kingsolver, if it doesn't make you squirm, you're not paying attention.

I got this book on tape because I loved Kingsolver's fiction. I didn't know it was a running commentary on political and environmental issues that are close to the author's heart. I was delighted to find that the author and I share many of the same what could be called 'liberal' views on various issues. This book will make you think about old issues in a new light... but not a glaring one... more like the light that wakes you gently through your window in the morning.

Yes, you may not agree with everything she says, but that's not the author's goal. She states her beliefs in a steady calm voice (I have the cassettes) and gives reasons she came to her current positions. Kudos to her for doing her research before making a sometimes bold statement on a sensitive issue.

Barbara Kingsolver challenges us to find our own voice in the face of the many controversial issues that face us as individuals living in a sometimes not-so-United country. I don't believe she is pushing her own agenda... more sharing her personal journalling on things that are on her mind, and maybe on yours, too. If you don't agree, don't let it ruin the book for you. Look for ways that it can inspire you to challenge or even strengthen your alternate position on an issue.

In the end, after all, aren't our differences and freedom to make our own choices part of what makes this country so great?
5.0 étoiles sur 5 book by kingsolver 5 mai 2017
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WONNNDERFULL:-) peace:-)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Exceptional collection of essays 17 juillet 2012
Par venturan - Publié sur
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One of America's foremost poets and novelists wrote this beautiful collection of essays post 9/11 to bring a bit of solace and sanity to readers. Kingsolver never fails to move the reader with the effect of her art, whether fiction or not.

Particularly pertinent these days when Monsanto's power seems unstoppable is Kingsolver's essay explaining the pernicious effects of genetically modified organisms. It was more than clear and persuasive. It celebrated natural processes with great beauty and effect. It is a rare prize to find biologist and poet combined so agreeably in one writer.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing and touching book 4 janvier 2013
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I read this book a while ago and it has turned into my go to present for friends and any other woman I know. Kingsolver writes with a humanity we can all relate to and this book of essays written shortly after 9/11 is probably one of the most down to earth and amazing books I've ever read. In turns you will laugh, cry and wonder at both the joy that humanity has to offer and the poignant capturing of some of the places we've gone wrong without sounding preachy or arrogant. Wisdom comes in small doses and growth comes from within. I would recommend this book to anyone with a soul that wants or needs to be touched.
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