Barbara Kingsolver - Unsheltered (2nd Hand Paperback)
Unsheltered is a 2018 novel by Barbara Kingsolver. It follows two families living in the same house at two separate time periods in Vineland, New Jersey. The novel alternates between the 21st and 19th Century stories, using the last words of one chapter as the title of the next one.
2016 Vineland; Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her.
1871 Vineland; Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome.
Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. But both also find inspiration - and an unlikely kindred spirit - in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism.
Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred - whether family or friends - and in the strength of the human spirit.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2018 (This Edition 2019 - Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 97780571347025
- SKU : B002861
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Kingsolver’s work is rooted in the way human lives intersect with a world at risk. Her latest novel is no exception: a story of shifting global perspective, seen by the light cast by past generations." - Waterstones.
'. . . the wisdom unsheltered offers is wry, hard-wrested and timeless, good balm when even the roof over your head seems shaky.' - The Financial Times.
'. . . a substantial, satisfying novel.' - The Daily Mail.
"A beautiful, stirring novel" - Sunday Times.
"Peerless, Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing." - Daily Mail.
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels.
Featured Author . . . Barbara Kingsolver
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