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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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It is summer in the Appalachian mountains and love, desire and attraction are in the air. From her outpost in an isolated mountain cabin, Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches a den of coyotes. She is caught off guard by a young hunter who invades her most private spaces and interrupts her solitary life. On a farm several miles down the mountain, Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself marooned in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities of a future neither of them expected. Over the course of one humid summer, these characters find their connections of love to one another and to the surrounding nature with which they share a place. With its strong balance of narrative and drama, Prodigal Summer is stands alongside The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna as one of Barbara Kingsolver's finest works.
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Bookwormjillk
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#litSolace #MidSummerSolace

This was a re-read for me, but it hit much differently in my 40‘s than it did in my 30‘s. I loved the three stories of women breaking the mold in Appalachia and how they came together at the end. I forgot how funny this book was too. Truly some laugh out loud moments.

Thanks for the motivation to re-read @AllDebooks

PaperbackPirate This is my favorite Kingsolver so far! A reread is a great idea, but I still need to read Demon Copperhead. 📚 2w
Bookwormjillk @PaperbackPirate I read Demon Copperhead a few months ago and loved that one too. 2w
AllDebooks I really enjoyed this. It's my favourite of hers so far. 2w
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AllDebooks
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#Litsolace #MidsummerSolace

Discussion thread for our #buddyread

📖 Did you enjoy this novel?
📖 What stood out for you?
📖 Any particular likes/dislikes?
📖 Did you enjoy the author's writing style?

All are welcome to join in the discussion. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

Bookwormjillk I‘m only two chapters in, but enjoying it! It‘s a re-read for me but it‘s been a while. 2w
Librarybelle I‘m hoping to start this today! I fell a bit behind on a couple of my buddy reads. 2w
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AllDebooks
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Today is a whole #Hyggehour 💚🥵

It's so hot, I need lots of breaks to cool down from gardening jobs. I'm looking forward to a pamper evening and #Hyggehour readathon tonight, continuing with the tagged. 🍸📚🍸

What are your plans?

@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

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kspenmoll
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#weeklyforecast
3 buddy reads #adventuresinphilosophy #camplitsy24 #Butter #hastagbrigade #littlewomen #librarybook #audible #readyourkindle
Trying to start Prodigal Summer as it is in my TBR for #litsolace #midsummersolace
🎉🎉🎉🎉Yay! Tomorrow I am out of school for the summer!!!!!!!

Megabooks Excited to have you join the discussion Saturday! 1mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to Saturday‘s discussion! 1mo
kspenmoll I am hoping to finish because we are having a heat wave in CT predicted for Tuesday-Saturday- in the 100s. So I plan to hibernate in our air conditioned living room/dining room area.we do not have central air- old house @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!!! Summmmmmer!!! 1mo
AllDebooks Woohoo! Summer break x 1mo
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DebinHawaii
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Yesterday‘s #LibraryBookHaul Picked up Nancy #8 for #NancyDrewBR & Doppelgänger which finally came in for May‘s #SheSaid I‘ve been trying to listen to the audiobook & think it will help to have both to finish since I got behind.

In the library bookstore I found a like-new copy of the tagged book for #Naturalitsy #MidsummerSolace #buddyread & a copy of 8 Bears for $2! (We read it for April‘s #LitSolace but I had to return it)
The ???approve!

TheBookHippie Ooo nice!!!! 1mo
Librarybelle Yay!!! 1mo
jenniferw88 I'm finding Doppelganger really interesting. I've nearly finished, and I think I'll have a book hangover from it! I'm definitely going to try to read her backlist. 1mo
AllDebooks I loved Eight bears. As for Doppelganger, it's the best non-fiction book I've read this year. Klein just won the women's prize for non-fiction with it. Enjoy your #bookhaul 1mo
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lil1inblue
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1mo
Eggs Gorgeous 🏔️🩵 1mo
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LitsyEvents
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repost for @AllDebooks

#Litsolace #MidsummerSolace

This is a reminder of our 2 #buddyreads for June. This is a relaxed, own pace buddyread, so please join in as much or as little as you please.

All welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

original post:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2739683

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Chrissyreadit
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Hope you join us in celebrating the shift of seasons into Summer.

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AllDebooks
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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#LitSolace #Naturalitsy

I've chosen 2 books for our relaxed #buddyread in June. I will be reading both. It's your choice to join in however much you like.

Fiction - tagged

Non-fiction - We are the Ark by Mary Reynolds, tagged in comments.
https://wearetheark.org/about-mary/

Discussion threads will be posted on the 29th June.
All are welcome to join us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

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LeeRHarry This is my favourite Kingsolver 💕 - hope everyone enjoys it! 😊 2mo
Librarybelle I‘ve not read either, but I will definitely try to read Prodigal Summer! I‘ll try and find a copy of ARK. 2mo
mcctrish I‘ve got a hold on Prodigal Summer and I can get We Are the Ark on audio #winning 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm June is a busy month for me, so unfortunately I won‘t be able to take part in these buddy reads. 2mo
PaperbackPirate My favorite by Kingsolver! Tempted to do a reread but I still haven‘t read her new one. I did order We Are the Ark though! 2mo
Read4life Just put a hold on Prodigal Summer. 2mo
julieclair I will read Prodigal Summer, and will also try to keep up with We Are the Ark, which looks fascinating. 2mo
quietjenn I'll read it if I can find my copy ... 2mo
AllDebooks I'm really looking forward to this #buddyread. PS is one of the few Kingsolver's I haven't read. I do love her writing x 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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LOVED THIS!
It‘s probably not one I would have picked up on my own, it‘s very literary & at a glance seems very serious…
But it was so unique, touching & hilarious.
#lmpbc

5feet.of.fury @BethM I got this mailed out to you today! 3mo
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Readergrrl
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I just finished PS while vacationing in FLA. I enjoyed this read so much and remain in awe of Kingsolver‘s writing acumen! 3 interwoven stories taking place in a mountainous valley of Appalachia. I found myself tearing up and laughing out loud. Kingsolver‘s ability to put me in the setting is perfection itself! I felt like I was in this lush green world! A little late but I‘m mailing it on to the next person in #Round20 #LMPBC #GroupC 4.5/5⭐️

Readergrrl And I have Broken Monsters from Jenny on my nightstand to begin tonight. (edited) 3mo
Readergrrl Thanks @Chrissyreadit for Prodigal Summer. It was just perfect!! 3mo
5feet.of.fury Oooh I‘ve never read anything by Kingslover, I‘m excited 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 😍 3mo
Chrissyreadit 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
Shemac77 I absolutely adore this book!! So glad you liked it. 3mo
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lynneamch
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"She needed to listen to this: prodigal summer, the season of extravagant procreation" p. 51. For Deanna, it's the birds. For me, it's noisy frogs as my tiny pond fills with eggs, then tadpoles.This mama (or daddy?) seemed to enjoy my new little solar fountain last year. #SetInYrFaveSeason #NewYearNewBooks @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 6mo
Eggs Brilliant 🐸 6mo
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Readergrrl
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I love, love, love my #nlws package! My daughter and I sat and just smelled the open box before pulling the items out. Scrumptious!!! I adore the winter months for the quiet hibernation, but your gifts make me want to start garden planning or starting some seedlings soon! Who cares that we‘re getting a foot of snow on Sunday! Those knee-highs will keep me toasty! 😂 thank you so much @Chrissyreadit for your generosity! 🌿🌸🌿🌻🌿🌺🌿🌼🌿

TheBookHippie Oh this is wonderful!!!! 6mo
Chrissyreadit I laughed when i opened mine! i felt like we had similar themes💚 6mo
Readergrrl @Chrissyreadit Me too! We should share pictures of our finds once the growing season is upon us. Over the holidays, I was up on an island in the Bay of Fundy. They‘d had a huge windstorm a few days before. I was out gathering fallen Usnea (Old Man‘s Beard) for hours all week long! I want to make tinctures with it this winter! 6mo
Chrissyreadit @Readergrrl you are far more advanced than i am 🌿❤️🌿 6mo
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BiblioLitten
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I read The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister at the peak of summer so it‘s only fair that I read Prodigal Summer when it is freezing outside. 😅

Three MCs and I love all of them. This is a book to be savoured. 💚☀️

Ruthiella Hi you! It‘s been a while. 😃 7mo
BiblioLitten @Ruthiella Hi Ruth! 😊 It‘s been a crazy couple of months and my reading took a hit too but I‘m edging back. Hope all is well with you 💕 7mo
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Decalino
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1. I'm going to Chicago with my daughter to attend the Pitchfork music festival. Can't wait!!

2. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver, one of my favorite books. 🌞

@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Your trip sounds like fun! Enjoy! Thanks for playing 1y
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Larkken
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#adventrecommends day 1

This book was probably my favorite read in January. It lifted me out of a reading slump (I had 2 bails in January! And I almost never bail!!) AND I wouldn‘t have picked it up if it hadn‘t been for #aam. So this post is as much a rec for the #aam challenge as it is for the book 🥰!

Now that Kingsolver is on my radar - does anyone have any favorites I shouldn‘t miss?

LeeRHarry Prodigal Summer is my fave but I highly recommend The Bean Trees and it‘s sequel Pigs in Heaven 😊 2y
Larkken @LeeRHarry ooh, I will check them out, thank you! 2y
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Wife
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Recommended by @HOTPock3tt , I just finished listening and I want a sequel. I want to know what happens to all of the interesting characters. The audiobook performance by the author was very well done. 3.5🌞s

rachaich One of my favourite books by Kingsolver 😊😊 2y
sprainedbrain Love this book so much. 💚 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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I may have found my next favorite author. As soon as I finished this one, I ordered most of her previous books & her upcoming book Demon Copperhead. I really loved her writing. I feel like her books age beautifully in my head. They develop & unfurl in a way that reminds me of Claire Fuller. Lots of character development & beautiful scene creation. ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

LoverOfLearning Green is my favorite color. This calms me so much. 😍💚 2y
LeeRHarry Barbara Kingsolver is one of my fave authors and this book is my favourite of hers closely followed by The Bean Trees. Love it when I find a new author to love. 😊 2y
CaitlinByTheBook Yes, love Barbara Kingsolver! I‘d recommend The Poisonwood Bible of her backlist. So good! 2y
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Shemac77 I love her too. Prodigal Summer is one of my favorite books. 2y
Scochrane26 I love this one, but I think her masterpiece is The Poisonwood Bible. I‘m glad you found her, she‘s from my state, & I‘m hoping she will come for a signing when the new one comes out (she lives in VA now). She posts interesting nature on insta, too. 2y
sprainedbrain I think this is my favorite Kingsolver, but she‘s incredible! ❤️ 2y
Chelsea.Poole Great photo and I agree — love what I‘ve read of hers! 2y
FelinesAndFelonies @Chelsea.Poole @sprainedbrain @Scochrane26 @Shemac77 @CaitlinByTheBook @LeeRHarry I'm so glad to see so much positive feedback and love for her on here! The Poisonwood Bible is now the very first book on my August stack.❤️ 2y
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Susanita
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This is very much a #summer book. Aside from some backstory information, it takes place from mid May until roughly September. There are thunderstorms and baby animals and an exuberant growing season. I started it in winter and finished in late spring. The pace of my listening corresponded with the leisurely pace of the book, and I especially liked the birdsong between chapters.

#BigJuneReadathon
#authoramonth #betterlatethannever

Susanita PS It amused me that Lexington VA was referred to as “the big city.” 2y
Clwojick Great choice! 2y
Cathythoughts The birdsong sounds lovely ❤️ 2y
PaperbackPirate My favorite by her! 💙 2y
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Nebklvr
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Prodigal Summer is the enthusiastic regeneration of nature with respect to balancing predators and prey. The strong women were inspiring. However, the tone bordered on lecturing at times. Still, beautiful descriptions of the bounty of nature.

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Shaaaannnn
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I truly adored this book for so many reasons 💕

sprainedbrain Gosh, I love that book. 😍 2y
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Larkken
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January was a good reading month according to the #bookspinbingo board! 🎉 My average ratings were low, however, and one of my #bookspin bingos is by virtue of dnfs 😳
Good news, though, is that I think the #aam pick (tagged) was my favorite of the month, and Kingsolver is a new author for me. I also finished my bookspin, doublespin, and #roll100 picks! Yay 😁

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Simona
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Set in Appalachian mountains this book perfectly combines intimate stories of people into the bigger story about nature and how fragile/sensitive eco-system is. Very nice story that makes you think about your own attitude towards nature …
#Booked2022 #EcoFeminist
#AuthorAMonth
#19822022 #2001

Cinfhen What a sweet pup, I see 💓😊 2y
alisiakae Great review! I also read this for the same prompt this month. I wish there was a sequel. 2y
BookBabe Sounds lovely! #stacked 2y
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Soubhiville Way to tick off multiple challenges at once! 2y
Librarybelle Lovely photo! 2y
batsy Wow! Beautiful scenery. And a cute pupper 😍 2y
Simona @Cinfhen She is sweet … mischievous, but very sweet. 2y
Simona @4thhouseontheleft Thank you 😊 Yes, me too! I liked all of the characters and I wished to know more about them … how life was turned for them. 2y
Simona @BookBabe It was, and you can feel through pages how connected with the nature Kingsolver is. 2y
Simona @Librarybelle @batsy That is bike lane near my house, but since it‘s too cold and windy for cyclers, that is now my lane for walks. 2y
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squirrelbrain
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This is my third Kingsolver for #authoramonth (after Unsheltered and Flight Behaviour) and, whilst I‘ve really enjoyed them all, this one is my favourite. I liked the all of the MCs in the 3 different storylines, and there was a bit less of the political/environmental didacticism that the author usually employs, although it was definitely still there. My only frustration, as with all of the author‘s books, is that the ending always feels rushed.

Lcsmcat I loved this one when I read it years ago. 2y
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed this one, still my favourite 😊 2y
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alisiakae
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So far I‘ve ✅ off two Pantone colors! #pantone2022

Cinfhen Perfect 👍🏻 2y
Clwojick Awesome! 2y
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alisiakae
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And I found a picture that goes well with my latest reviewed book! Summer sun, barns and hay bales are a frequent occurrence in The Prodigal Summer.

#AestheticallyMatched

Scochrane26 I love this one. 3y
Clwojick Yes! Way to go ! 👏 3y
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alisiakae
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A book about summer surrounded by my winter decor.🤣

This novel is a beautiful meditation on summer in the Appalachian mountains. At times I could almost smell the crisp mountain air, hear the rain in the trees & birdsong in the air. It‘s also a story about the forest, trees, wildlife, coyotes, moths, birds, life on a family farm. And love. Love in all its many forms.

#authoramonth
#booked2022 #ecofeminist
#bookspin
#pop22 #pastprompt

Cinfhen Beautiful photo and lovely review 3y
Julsmarshall She is such an amazing writer, really immerses you in the story. 3y
Megabooks I‘m enjoying my Kingsolver too! 3y
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alisiakae @Julsmarshall she really does! I have to be in the right mood to read her books, though. 3y
squirrelbrain Great review - I loved this one too. 3y
Simona That is also my pick for Booked challenge, and I really looking forward to read it! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3y
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alisiakae
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It‘s my first quiet day home alone since before Thanksgiving! 🎉🙌🏽

Although I do have some chores to do (and a 60 min work out), I‘m really looking forward to some downtime to read my #ecofeminist pick for #booked2022. Anyone have a suggestion of where this could fit for #pop22, doesn‘t seem to work for any of those prompts. 📖

#authoramonth

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I have no idea, but I love the socks! 3y
alisiakae @BookHoarder32 Thanks! Out of Print makes them, I found them at my local indie book shop last month and a friend and I each treated ourselves to a pair. 😃 3y
Soubhiville Cute socks! 3y
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sarahlandis
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Wow. Another book I did not want to end. It chronicles one summer in three strangers lives living in southern Appalachia. The way Kingsolver gives so much imagery in her details and weaves intricate relationships is always so mesmerizing. Every time I read a book by her, I crave more. This book had so much animal, bug, and plant love and knowledge I was so completely enthralled.

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Anna40
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Ahhhhh - this book! Enjoyed it and then didn't. I'm a bit disappointed because I expected more. There was so much potential in the characters, writing and plot, but - Alas! Forced myself to finish the last pages... that's how bad it got for me.

SqueakyChu Ha! That was my reaction to this book as well. One of my best friends simply loved it. However it felt a little flat to me. Of Barbara Kingsolver‘s writing, I like her books of essays the best. (edited) 3y
Anna40 Thank you @SqueakyChu for recommending her essays. I will definitely read them. I think the writing is excellent, but I agree 'flat is a great way to describe how I felt about the book too 3y
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DivineDiana
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I am such a fan of Barbara Kingsolver, and this did not disappoint! Three fierce women, live on their terms in the forested mountains and small farms of Appalachia. It takes place over the course of one Summer. Their stories connect,and at the heart is a den of coyotes that have migrated into the region. Beautifully written. Characters that will capture your heart. Captivating.
Loved the audio. Read by the author.
Photo of the book‘s endpapers.

Soubhiville So pretty! 3y
DivineDiana @Soubhiville This book gave me an appreciation of the beauty of moths! 3y
Soubhiville I‘ve always enjoyed close up encounters with moths and butterflies 🦋😊. I haven‘t read this book yet but I‘d like to. 3y
DivineDiana @Soubhiville I hope you do! 3y
KatieDid927 I love this book! 3y
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DivineDiana
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“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nests, for whatever this is, for life.“ 🙏🏻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts Ohhh ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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DivineDiana
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“Me,I‘ll take one snake over fifty mice any day. A snake in every roof.” 🐍

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DivineDiana
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“Her body moves with the frankness that comes from solitary habits.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

EvieBee Such a good first line! 3y
BiblioLitten What @EvieBee said! 😊 3y
Megabooks Great line! 3y
DivineDiana @EvieBee @BiblioLitten @Megabooks Agree. And a wonderful book! 3y
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DivineDiana
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Finished today‘s audio walk and started a new audiobook!

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Scochrane26
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1. Yes, some when I was young like Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, the Ramona books. As an adult, I‘ve read Wuthering Heights, Handmaid‘s Tale, some of the HP books, A River Runs Through It, A Wall in the Woods, maybe some others. I don‘t reread as much lately because of the length of my tbr.
2. Yes, but not the only factor.
3. Tagged
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 I have really loved revisiting my childhood favorite novels as an adult! It‘s fun to see how the story changes for you. Thanks for playing ☺️📚🌿 3y
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cdcnmac
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Thank you for the invite @EadieB ! #ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

1. My parents came up with an original spelling using an e and an i instead of an a and y for Meribeth so I have been Beth, Beth Ann and Meribeth throughout my life and “Meribeth Ann!” When I was in trouble as a little one.

2. A colleague gave a glowing endorsement of me and my work to our new office Director who has been very positive and enthusiastic so far (day four🤓)!

EadieB Thanks for playing! Good luck with your new boss! 4y
Cosmos_Moon Love the spelling! Thanks for sharing and glad so far good with a new director 🥰 4y
Nute Answer Two - It‘s such a cool vibe when coworkers recognize internal value and strengths of one another and then speak those compliments out loud. Always good to spread positivity!🙂 3y
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Ms.Story
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I sought out this book after finishing “Where the Crawdads Sing.” The audiobook is narrator by Kingsolver and transported me straight into the heart of the story. I loved this intimate, beautiful look at nature and humans.

KatieDid927 I love this book! 4y
crhealey The last line is 💯 4y
KathyWheeler I started this book twice. The first time, I couldn‘t get into it. The second time, I read it all the way through and loved it. 4y
Ms.Story @KathyWheeler I took a short break near the beginning of this one but once I was back to commuting, I found a cared about each story and what it suggested about ourselves! 4y
Ms.Story @crhealey agreed!! 4y
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sprainedbrain
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Thanks for the tag, Danielle! 😘

🍉 Tomatoes right off of the vine, cucumbers, and sweet corn

📚 Prodigal Summer (tagged) & Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

🐳 Yes, both in the Pacific Northwest ❤️

If you‘re reading this and haven‘t played, I tag YOU!

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing. A lot of people listed Dandelion Wine, so I will have to check it out. ☺️⛵️🍉 4y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I want to be like Nannie Rawley when I grow up! In some ways she reminded me of my grandma. I loved that most of the main characters were women and they each slightly overlapped each other, but still maintained very distinct storylines. This might be my favorite book of Kingsolver's, even more than The Poisonwood Bible!

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cdcnmac
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Thank you @KarenUK This has not been a year of 5⭐️ reading so far, but these were my faves🤓

KarenUK Nice list! Read 3, and already added other 3 to my #tbr pile 😊👍💕📚 4y
cdcnmac Great 🎧 on all but How Could She which isn‘t available as audio🤓😉 4y
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PaperbackPirate
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If I have to pick a favorite Barbara Kingsolver book, it would be this one, but I haven‘t read one by her that hasn‘t been a keeper so far.
Prodigal #Summer for #BoundTogetherJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

catiewithac Great photo! 4y
Scochrane26 I love this one, too. 4y
OriginalCyn620 Cool photo! 💚 4y
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PaperbackPirate Thank you @catiewithac ! 💚 4y
PaperbackPirate I got it signed when she was on her Lacuna book tour! @Scochrane26 4y
KatieDid927 💚 4y
Scochrane26 @PaperbackPirate I missed a chance to meet her once, & I‘m not sure I‘ll get to meet her, even though she‘s from my state. I did go to her restaurant a couple of yrs ago, it‘s about 4 hrs from me. 4y
PaperbackPirate @Scochrane26 That‘s too bad you missed her! Maybe there‘s still hope. Also I did not know she has a restaurant. Was it good? 4y
Scochrane26 @PaperbackPirate Yes, it‘s very good. She started the restaurant after writing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It‘s a farm to table near Abington, VA. 4y
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peacegypsy
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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This seemed an apt title for the so-called first weekend of summer. Happy Memorial Day, friends!

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readordierachel
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Look at these beautiful end papers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! 4y
FlowerFairy 😍 4y
Megabooks Lovely!! 4y
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Tanisha_A Wow! 4y
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 4y
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CaitlinByTheBook
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book was beautiful. I‘ve had it on my kindle for a few years and decided to finally read it during this quarantine. I‘m a fan of Barbara Kingsolver already so I had high hopes for this one. At first I wasn‘t so sure about it, but my enjoyment of it steadily grew right up until the very end. 💚

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CaitlinByTheBook
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Currently reading on my kindle.

sprainedbrain I love that book! 🥰 4y
CaitlinByTheBook @sprainedbrain awesome! I love Barbara Kingsolver and I‘m enjoying this book so far :) 4y
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beaconhillbooks
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Second time around liked it even more!