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Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an essayist, novelist, and poet. She has written more than fifteen books, and her latest novel, Demon Copperhead, comes out this month. She lives in southwestern Virginia.

— From October 2022
The Dog-Eared Page

Somebody’s Baby

We can see, if we care to look, that the way we treat children — all of them, not just our own, and especially those in great need — defines the shape of the world we’ll wake up in tomorrow.

October 2022
The Dog-Eared Page

The Only Real Story

I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.

December 2020
Fiction

Homeland

They called their refugee years The Time When We Were Not, and they were forgiven, because they had carried the truth of themselves in a sheltered place inside the flesh, exactly the way a fruit that has gone soft still carries inside itself the clean, hard stone of its future.

June 1993
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