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Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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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Jillylovesbooks
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I read this for the #ReadingWomenChallenge prompt for a book set in Appalachia. Prodigal Summer takes place over the course of a summer as three narrators face changes in their lives. Deanna lives alone in the woods and relates more to nature than people. Lusa is navigating a new marriage and family in the country. Garnett is a widowed old coot who dislikes his organic grower neighbor. Nature in Appalachia is another character in the book.

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Lcsmcat
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It‘s been years since I read this, but I believe she was living in a #cabin. #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 3mo
PaperbackPirate I think this is my favorite Kingsolver book! It‘s been awhile for me too so I can‘t help you with the cabin confirmation, but it sounds possible. 💚 3mo
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Samplergal
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Serious book hangover from this one. Honestly, a wonderful book, characters that live with you and three interwoven stories that are beautifully written. Loved it.

KatieDid927 💞 4mo
Ruthiella It‘s on my list!😀 4mo
MrsMalaprop One of my faves 👏. 4mo
Crazeedi Sounds like a good one!! 4mo
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Samplergal
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Currently reading. What wonderful descriptive language!

Lcsmcat I really liked this one! 4mo
KatieDid927 Oh this book is wonderful. 4mo
rachaich Think my favourite Kingsolver 😊😊😍 4mo
sprainedbrain Love that book! ❤️ 4mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Finished this last night! Loved loved the storylines with Lisa, Garnett and Nannie. Didn't care so much for Deanna's.

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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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These end papers! 😍

tjwill I love that! I have the paperback, and I didn‘t know how much I was missing out! 5mo
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tracymarie
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver

It's like walking through water colors.

Scochrane26 I LOVE Barbara kingsolver. This one is a great book. 5mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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Got out early for a good long walk this morning - it was overcast and the heat hadn't come in yet. Prodigal Summer is a great book to walk through nature eh? ☺️☺️

Lindy Yes, lovely choice. 💚 5mo
wanderinglynn Way a lovely walking path! 💚 5mo
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RealLifeReading Love how green it is! 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @RealLifeReading So. Much. Rain. this year! Lots of bugs! 😂 But it was very nice for a walk this morning! 5mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Do you get these things called fish flies?? The ground was covered in them. But I think they're time is just about up so more walking when it cools down at night can hopefully happen. 5mo
RealLifeReading @Penny_LiteraryHoarders we had a lot of rain in California this year but in summer our hills are just so yellow and brown! Am looking forward to more rain 🌧 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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On offer in the UK today for Kindle... I enjoyed the other two Kingsolver books that I‘ve read so why not...?!

marleed I read this book in 2019 and liked it a lot! 6mo
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Constant.reader1408
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People in Appalachia insisted that the mountains breathed, and it was true: the steep hollow behind the farmhouse took up one long, slow inhalation every morning and let it back down through their open windows and across the fields throughout evening—just one full, deep breath each day.
#appalachianread #prodigalsummer #hicklit #southernlit

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katreader
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I‘m only two books in to Barbara Kingsolver‘s genius and she‘s already one of my favourite authors. Southwestern Ontario weather is basically a month behind this year so I picked a good time to read this one. #summerreads

RaimeyGallant Lovely pic. nd welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
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Deborah42
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I‘ve discovered a love of nature writing, esp. when it‘s poetic. Three stories intertwine here, but my favorite character was Deanna, a biologist living alone in the woods. Her job is to observe local wildlife and protect it from poachers. Lusa comes to live on her husband‘s family farm, only to discover that she is an unwelcome stranger. Cranky old Garrett can‘t let go of a feud w/ a neighbor.

All 3 come together in a lovely, satisfying way.

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phyhill
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Just ran across my old book club journals and found the questions I wrote for two different clubs' discussions of Prodigal Summer, years apart. 💚

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lynneamch
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#Butterflies on #endpapers and in this disturbing, yet beautiful, story from a favorite author. Pic is from our visit to Barbara Kingsolver's Harvest Table Restaurant & gift shop in Meadowview, Virginia. #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 Scolled through and found @Kalalalatja and @emtobiasz have posted these endpapers too.

Kalalalatja They are so pretty! 9mo
LauraBeth This is beautiful! I'm now sad that I have the paperback of this. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗🦋 so pretty!! 9mo
vkois88 Lovely 😍 9mo
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RachelO
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It‘s a loooong time since I read this, but I remember enjoying it. And more than one #coyote was involved!
#timbittunes

Kalalalatja I forgot about this - great pick! 10mo
MichelleScott_author I tried to read this, but couldn‘t get through it. Though I just read ‘Unsheltered‘ and liked it. 10mo
Cinfhen I bailed on this too @MichelleScott_author but I recently read and LOVED 10mo
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Cinfhen Good pick @RachelO there were definitely coyotes!!! 10mo
MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen That book is amazing! Def. one of my favorites by her. 10mo
Cinfhen And I just read Unsheltered this weekend, it was ok. I liked Willa but didn‘t think the dual timeline story added anything special @MichelleScott_author 10mo
MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen That was the consensus of my book club. We were big fans of Tig and Mary. 10mo
Cinfhen Yea, Tig was awesome!! And Mary was a trailblazer @MichelleScott_author I just felt like BK took on too many topics in this novel. And at times her tone felt a little “preachy” but it was still beautifully researched and crafted. I just started 10mo
TheKidUpstairs I haven't read this one, I've only read one of hers (But I loved it) 10mo
MichelleScott_author Bean Trees is also very good. Yeah, she can get preachy. 10mo
RachelO @MichelleScott_author @Cinfhen @thekidupstairs One of these days I‘m going to have to re-read the Poisonwood Bible - it‘s the only one of her books I haven‘t got along with so far, but that could‘ve been simply that it was so different from her earlier stuff I was thrown. Looking forward to trying Unsheltered. Hope you enjoy The Bean Trees, Cindy! 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks...so far it‘s fun but nothing spectacular @RachelO 10mo
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LoverofLit
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This book was beautifully written and had a lush, rich, sinuous storyline that wrapped its way around you while listening to it. The author narrates it herself and she did such an amazing job, I want to listen to every other book of hers immediately. This book was sexy, in a natural, woodsy way. It made me fall in love with coyotes and grieve for baby birds and the chestnut tree. Lusa was by far my favorite character but I ended up loving them all

LoverofLit #ReadingWomenChallenge About or set in Appalachia 10mo
Mrsann2000 Love this book! 10mo
sprainedbrain Love love LOVE this book. 🥰 10mo
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sophierayton
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This book is about the wisdom of women and nature, and women in nature. It's quiet and gorgeous. The guys don't come off too well but the women aren't viewed as angels either, just wiser - much wiser.
To me, it is evident that Kingsolver knows, loves and writes women well, I'd even go as far as calling this a feminist novel.

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LauraBeth
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Cats - always up in your business.

TNbookworm 😻 13mo
Reecaspieces 😂😂😂 13mo
MommyOfTwo 😸😸 13mo
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valeriegeary Hellooooooooo! 😂👋 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Peek-a-boo! 13mo
Jennick2004 🤣💜💜 13mo
Tamra Always! 😽 13mo
QuietlyLaura She is just trying to help! 😂😻 13mo
JoScho You post the best cat pics! Gray cat and the puzzle still makes me chuckle. 13mo
Dragon 😻 13mo
Cinfhen Such an awesome photo 13mo
saresmoore This photo made Elliott squeal with delight when she spotted the kitty. 13mo
Purrfectpages Great shot! 13mo
Suet624 Hahaha. 13mo
LauraBeth @JoScho 🤗 thanks - they‘re like your Mork - cute without any effort! 13mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore 🤗 well I can post seek and find cat pics all day for her! 😹 13mo
LauraBeth @Cinfhen she helped me make all my selections for #booked2019 with the exception of two categories that I still need to fill 😸 13mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I hope you‘re feeling better and that today is a wonderful one for you ❤️ 13mo
Reecaspieces Ha! They just can‘t help themselves 13mo
Cinfhen Share your picks!!! Can‘t wait to see what you two came up with 😁😻 13mo
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TheSpineView
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I was excited to read this today. I love our indie bookstore Malaprops.

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Thousand-Lives
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I have been in a reading slump (as well as life slump, if that‘s a thing) for several weeks. I picked this book up on a whim for 50 cents and so far it‘s exactly right 👌 Hectic morning with the kids, but taking a quick break for myself. (Shhh, they haven‘t found me yet!)

KatieDid927 I loved this one! 14mo
JennyM Sending good thoughts, and Yey to coming out of the slump! 14mo
BooknerdsLife Yay for getting out of your reading slump 🙌 and that donut looks delicious! #yum 😋😋🍩 13mo
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sprainedbrain
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I absolutely loved this book set in and around the Appalachian #mountains. My first Kingsolver, and I could get enough of the beautiful prose, setting, and characters.

I highly recommend the audio, read by the author and with a soundtrack of forest sounds between chapters. ❤️

#AugustIsATrip

bookandcat I love Kingsolver so much 1y
Pandalibrarian This is one of my all time favorite books! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Ubookquitous I love Kingsolver - my favorites are The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible 1y
merelybookish I bet you'd enjoy Poisonwood Bible! 1y
violabrain The Poisonwood Bible is one of the best books I‘ve ever read. 1y
Copwithabook Agreed with previous commenters, Poisoneood Bible is one of my all time favorites. I‘m not fond of Kingsolver reading her own novels, but you might. 1y
vkois88 👍👍👍 1y
booksandsympathy This is a wonderful book. I borrowed it from my sister years ago and when it popped up pretty cheap as an ebook, I felt the need to buy it. I highly recommend The Poisonwood Bible as well. I still need to read The Bean Trees. 1y
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KatieDid927
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A beautiful and luscious summer read about life, family and nature in Appalachia. Can‘t wait to read more of her writing.

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Cinfhen
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Up next!!! So much #LitsyLove hope I‘m not disappointed 🤞🏼🤞🏼also hoping to get a pedi today #SelfCareSunday 🧡

Cathythoughts Will look forward to your review! Enjoy pedi 😉💕 1y
TrishB Not got to this one yet! But I have brought it (I think!). 1y
Kalalalatja I loved it! And sounds like a great Sunday 👌 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t had a pedicure for quite some time! Enjoy yours! 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I loved this one! 1y
Velvetfur Love the pretty vase and flowers too 😊 1y
Cinfhen Well I got the pedi and it was very relaxing and I read about 70 pages but I‘m NOT really feeling it so far @TrishB @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts 😕Thanks @Velvetfur 😘 nothing brightens my day more than seeing pretty flowers 🌸🌷🌺🌻 1y
Cinfhen If u don‘t have it @TrishB I‘ll add it with the other book I‘m gonna send u 💋 1y
TrishB Just emailed you 😘 I don‘t have this one, I have this one! Thank you 💕 1y
Lcsmcat It‘s been years since I read this, but my memory is that it started more slowly than The Bean Trees and some of her others. But I really liked it. I hope it clicks for you. 1y
Shemac77 One of my favorites! 1y
Cinfhen Excellent @TrishB hopefully next week!! I‘ve emailed u back 💋💋💋 1y
Cinfhen That‘s good to know @Lcsmcat because I feel like I need to put it aside for a few days and pick up something less contemplative. I know it‘s a fav for so many but right now it‘s not grabbing me @Shemac77 😢 1y
Shemac77 I can understand why it‘s not a favorite (or even interesting) to some. I can‘t put my finger on exactly why it is I adore it so; but every time I see the cover I smile... 1y
Reviewsbylola Did you like this one? It‘s on my TBR but I‘m just not sure about it. 1y
Cinfhen I bailed @Reviewsbylola and I mailed it off to @TrishB 💚it just wasn‘t for me🤷‍♀️ 1y
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KimM
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Kingsolver is a goddess 😍 Perfect read for anyone into nature. 🦋🐝🦊🦃🌲🌳🍄She narrates this Audible and has a lovely Southern accent reminiscent of my years in Virginia. Flight Behavior is up next. 5⭐️s

sprainedbrain Yes! I loved this one on audio. 1y
scripturient Hey Kim, Just a quick update: according to tracking your package is currently in Jersey so it looks like it‘s finally out of customs. Hope you‘ll get it within the next few days. Really don‘t know why it‘s taking so long. Sorry. :( 1y
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KimM That's no problem @scripturient. I'm not back in town until Aug 5th. 1y
scripturient @KimM Ok. It was in Greensboro this morning so it‘s getting closer. :) There is some chocolate in the package and I really hope it didn‘t suffer in the summer heat. 🙈 Well, at least it‘s all in sealed packaging so it doesn‘t leak in case it does melt a bit. 🙈 1y
scripturient Looks like they tried to deliver on the 2nd. You probably have a note in your post box to pick it up the post office. :) 1y
KimM Cool, it will be out of the heat until I get back. Thanks @scripturient can't wait to open it! 1y
scripturient 👍🏻 Is it there now? 😃 1y
KimM Yes! It was in the house when I got back from my trip! All good. @scripturient 1y
scripturient @KimM 👍🏻😊 1y
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bell7
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Kingsolver interweaves three tales of Deanna, Lusa, and Garnett as they navigate love and life in their own unique ways. I reread this for my book club (you can see the notes poking out on the side) but it had been so long I didn't remember a thing about it. Weaving in lots of details about the natural world, the intertwined stories about complex characters who grow a lot in this one summer was an excellent read and provoked a lively discussion.

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mdhughes72
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My wife & I have very different tastes so we don‘t often recommend books to each other, & when we do those recommendations usually fall on deaf ears. She recently told me this was her favorite ever, that she‘d read it several times. OMG it‘s a tour de force. A quiet, beautiful story about people trying to make their way in the world, both social & natural. People wanting to connect but still hold onto themselves. Pitch perfect. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Smrloomis Great review! I‘m sold! 1y
Suet624 This review makes me want to read the book again. 😀👏🏼 1y
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sprainedbrain
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I read some excellent books for the second season of #Booked2018 😃

Not one in this bunch that I didn‘t enjoy, but three of these were 5-star reads for me: Prodigal Summer, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Tatiana and Alexander.

Christine Prodigal Summer!! 💚 1y
4thhouseontheleft Half of A Yellow Sun was the first book I read by Adichie, and is still my favorite. Glad you liked it too! 1y
Peddler410 I loved Code Name Verity! 1y
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tammysue Tatiana and Alexander 💜 1y
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading 1y
Cinfhen Congrats on finishing a great quarter 🙌🏻 1y
Kdgordon88 I have Half a Yellow Sun on my tbr for at least a year. I will move it up to the top. Thanks! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great quarter—it‘s more fun when you like them so much! 👊🏻 1y
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Ardachy
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Barbara Kingsolver is one of my #favouriteauthors and this seemed an appropriate time and place to release this #BookCrossing registered book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸☺️ 1y
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sprainedbrain
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I loved everything about this audiobook. The characters are fleshed out, flawed but admirable, and seem very authentic. There isn‘t a lot of action, but the interweaving stories are compelling and I wanted to listen all the time. There is an underlying message about the environment and our natural world, but it did not feel preachy. The writing is superb: rich and beautifully detailed, reading it seemed to involve all of my senses.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

booksandsympathy I loved this book! 1y
Kalalalatja Great review! 1y
LeeRHarry All the love for this book 💕 1y
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sprainedbrain
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I hauled myself out of bed early today to take my #audiowalk before work and predicted rain... how fitting to be out walking so early with the baby bunnies hopping across the trail and birds singing while listening to Kingsolver read about birds and insects and trees and coyotes. I walked with only one earbud in so I didn‘t miss anything. 😃

AmyG This looks so lovely. 1y
Kaye I think that I shall never see, a thing as lovely as a tree . 1y
Tanisha_A Beautiful street! 😍 1y
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CouronneDhiver Pretty! 1y
vivastory Your posts about this make me want to drop everything & read Kingsolver (it'll be my first too) 1y
sprainedbrain @vivastory I‘m really loving this book, and I wasn‘t expecting to, for some reason. 1y
UwannaPublishme Very clever of you to audio read and still listen to nature. 😁🙌🏻 1y
BibliOphelia My favorite of hers! ❤️ 1y
2BR02B I listen to audiobooks with one earbud while I bike. I'm jealous you get to enjoy such lovely, lush scenery. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Baby bunnies???? Where?! 🐰 1y
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly everywhere this morning... they just kept popping out of the grass and bouncing along the trail, then back in the grass. So cute! 1y
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sprainedbrain
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So, I started this audiobook this morning, and was immediately drawn in. Such gorgeous writing, and the imagery is so strong it‘s almost making me feel, taste, and smell the book. Wow!

Reviewsbylola I still need to read this. 1y
Cspen113 This one‘s on my TBR list. 1y
Dolly Good to hear. When I pick a Kingsolver I know I won‘t be disappointed. 1y
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sprainedbrain @Dolly this is my first! 1y
Decalino I love this book so much! 1y
LeeRHarry This is one of my absolute faves!! 💕 1y
BibliOphelia I loved this. I haven‘t read it in decades but am pretty sure I can still smell the honeysuckle. ❤️ 1y
mrsh62010 I love her writing. Haven't read this one though. 1y
DivineDiana I really want to read this summer! #tbr 1y
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MrsMalaprop
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So glad I bumped this up to the top of my #TBR pile. I read The Poisonwood Bible years ago and found it an unexpected joy. In Prodigal Summer life, love, death, family and nature are all covered in beautiful prose.

LeeRHarry I love this book 💕 glad you liked it! I think it is my favourite Kingsolver so far - can‘t wait to read her new one released later this year 😊 2y
Blaire This is one of my favorites of hers. 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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#QuotsyJune18 #Obscene
Poor old Mr Walker being distracted by Nannie Rawley‘s wantonness. 😂🤣

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MrsMalaprop
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#Juneinbooks18 #Iamcurrentlyreading
#HeyJune #cometogether

In my #currentread Deanna and Eddie certainly #cometogether in quite the romantic tryst 🙈😘.
When I recently tried to jog a friend‘s memory about this book, she eventually remembered and said,
“Oh you mean the sex-in-the-mountains book!?” 🙀😍🗻

GypsyKat 😂 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook 😂😂😂 2y
Cinfhen This is already on my list!! Now I‘m REALLY intrigued!!! 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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My parents are only children. They in turn produced 5 kids. They have been perplexed by the bickering between my siblings and I over the years, wondering why we aren‘t just so terribly grateful to have one another. #perspective #siblings #familylife

Mdargusch Very interesting. I think that is so sweet. 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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I‘ve been off the Litsy radar for the past week; life getting in the way 😏. So I‘m just getting started on June challenges.

I‘m #currentlyreading this summery novel. While those of you in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the thaw, here in Australia it‘s the start of winter 🌨💨. Hence this pic of my book with a bowl of pumpkin soup & a toasted parmesan bagel 😋.

#Juneinbooks18 #bookswithsummervibes
#Juneitselectrifying #summerdays

Jeg Hope life is back on track. Xx 2y
TrishB Have this ready on the tbr! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope things are better for you ❤️ 2y
vkois88 Welcome back ❤ Hopefully things are easier now 2y
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MrsMalaprop
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😧🌝 The facts you learn from fiction 🤔.

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Kalalalatja
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What a book! I went into this thinking it would be a #bookaboutnature, but it turned out to be so much more. It is a homage to nature, but it is also a story about human nature, about being stuck and how to move on. Kingsolver writes beautifully and poetically, which left me kind of awe struck. Little and big incidents set the story in motion and it all ties together beautifully in the end 👌

#Booked2018 #RecommendationsChallenge2018

BookishBlonde12 Pretty!! 2y
Christine One of my favorites (though I haven‘t read it in years - this makes me want to reread)! And GORGEOUS photo. 2y
ju.ca.no Great photo😍 2y
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batsy This photo is too beautiful for words 💚💛 2y
DivineDiana I pulled this book from my stacks as a Summer read. You have encouraged me to read ASAP! And to use for #booked2018 ! The photo is fantastic! Can‘t tell what the flowers are? 2y
Kalalalatja @BookishBlonde12 @Christine @ju.ca.no @batsy @DivineDiana thank you all ☺️ it is a field full of rapeseed right outside my mom‘s house 👌 2y
kspenmoll What a gorgeous photo- does justice to a wonderful book! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I have not read her, will look her up. And WOW! this photo is postcard perfect! Instagram worthy, as always 👍👌 2y
TrishB Lovely pic 💕 just getting into this author myself. Read 2 in the last couple of weeks and have this one on the tbr! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review, photo and pick! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
mrp27 Great picture! 🌼🌼🌼 2y
Cinfhen @TrishB what other one did you read??? I just bought this book...great review, Katja!!! 2y
Cinfhen And STUNNING photo 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I read The Lacuna earlier this week, after giving in to kindle....It was awesome 💕 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You read that one so fast!! Need to find your review @TrishB which did u prefer Bible or Lacuna?!? Or are they both awesome!!?! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen Lacuna is a bit slower to get into - then absolutely brilliant 💕 I shall have to give it a bit longer to think which I liked more!! I also have to tell you that Alice Hoffman just liked one of my comments on fb and it‘s made me very happy 😁😁 very cool!! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m not on FB so share what u said @TrishB 🤗are u watching #Eurovision2018 2y
TrishB She‘s reading Tinman and I put some comments about the book! (Of course!) please don‘t shout at me but I hate Eurovision.....so I‘m reading quietly on my own.,. 2y
Cinfhen It‘s total cheese @TrishB but Israel is pretty excited today, since they won last night🎵✨🏆🎤 2y
Centique That may just be the most gorgeous photo on Litsy EVER. Also that‘s amazing about Alice Hoffman @TrishB 🙌🙌 2y
Kalalalatja @kspenmoll @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage @mrp27 @Cinfhen @Centique you are all making me blush ☺️ Danish nature is really on point at the moment, and I‘m using it shamelessly for beautiful photos 👌😄 2y
MrsMalaprop I am about to start this today. I loved Poisonwood Bible, so am excited to finally get to this one. Amazing photo. 👏 2y
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Kalalalatja
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Friday-feeling on a Wednesday ? I‘m trying to make my mom‘s house into a #funhouse filled with all the things I like: candy, rosé and books ??

#GetMovin

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 enjoy! 2y
Cinfhen Like the way you approach Wednesday 🍷how‘s the book!?!? 2y
Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz @Cinfhen you know, #treatyoself! And the book is quite wonderful! I‘m taking my time with it, to savour the descriptions of nature and human nature 👌 2y
BarbaraBB Looks perfect! 😍 2y
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Kalalalatja
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘m going to my mom‘s for a week to dogsit, and here is the stack of books I‘m taking with me. With the lovely weather we are having at the moment and this stack waiting to be read, I predict I‘ll struggle with motivating myself to write my thesis. But, what you gotta do, readers gonna read 🤷‍♀️😄

BiblioLitten Enviable stack😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!!! 2y
TrishB Some good ones there 👍🏻 2y
TheLibrarian Great stack! 2y
emilyhaldi Nice assortment 👍🏻 2y
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Kalalalatja
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Spending some time outdoors with this book #setinnature for #booked2018 🌞 I‘m loving the Danish weather at the moment! 👌

#currentlyreading

ephemeralwaltz Enjoy!! 2y
hilded It's lovely to finally get some spring ☀️ 2y
Kalalalatja @hilded it really is, and much needed! 2y
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gregspuches
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Was able to squeeze in 4 novels (plus some poetry and art magazines here and there) and start a 5th between work, school and a couple vacations in April. Tagged my favorite book of the month. Looking forward to May‘s challenges 📚🐛🤗

#readingresolutions #photochallenge

DivineDiana Prodigal Summer has been on my TBR for some time. Just pulled it out and hoping to read during the warm weather. (edited) 2y
gregspuches @DivineDiana so funny because it was cold and rainy in CT while I read it and I was surprised to keep remembering that summer is COMING 😂 Felt like I was inside this book the entire time. 2y
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tnieman
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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One of my favorites of all time

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Dpotter
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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☀️ Summer
📚 Both but mostly Fiction
🤓 Not in a book club
📖 Both but prefer print book

@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Print is my preference too, but I do read on my Kindle. Thanks for playing. 2y
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gregspuches
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Only complaint about this novel is that it ended. Will be thinking about these lovable and inspiring characters for a long time and all that may have happened afterward. Beautiful use of nature, and again Barbara stresses the significance of flora and fauna without preaching. Wish it was at least twice as long. Highly recommend. Not a wasted word in this captivating read.

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Ruthiella
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Really enjoyed Kingsolver‘s The Poisonwood Bible and look forward to picking this up next! Day 4: Wilderness #ReadingResolutions @Jess7 #photchallenge

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to to the #LitsyFamily! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
gregspuches Just finished reading this yesterday and, hands down, one of my favorite novels! 2y
Ruthiella @gregspuches Good to know! I also have the Lacunae on my “mental” TBR 😀 2y
gregspuches Same! Didn‘t wanna read another Kingsolver novel right away though. I‘ll be so sad the day there are none left 😂 2y
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gregspuches
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Happy Easter 🐇🌷🥂 Chapter 10 #mothlove

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Kalalalatja
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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Our last day in Iceland has been spent on driving around soaking up the countryside and lounging in a hot spring. On the way home we found a small, used book shop/cafe, where I found the two books above that I‘m reading for my #RecommendationsChallenge2018 📚

#Iceland #Bookhaul

Zelma Sounds just wonderful! 2y
BarbaraBB Enjoy your last evening there! 2y
Kalalalatja @Zelma @BarbaraBB it has been an absolutely amazing trip! 2y
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C.Perone
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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DivineDiana In my TBR stack. Hopefully this summer! 🙂 2y
gregspuches 76 pages in and so far I love this novel as much as I loved Flight Behavior two years ago. Already looking forward to the third Barbara Kingsolver novel I eventually read. 2y
C.Perone @DivineDiana @gregspuches Such a good book💕 2y
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MargoCatts
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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“Luna was alone, curled in an armchair and reading furtively—the only way a farmer‘s wife may read, it turns out.”
This is my shelf of writing royalty that I keep by my chair because I know I can grab any one of these books, flip it open, and be inspired. I have studied this opening scene a dozen times: the character is SITTING IN A DAMN CHAIR for 16pp and I‘m transported.
#madskillz #royalty #riotgrams #day5