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by Barbara Kingsolver

  • ISBN: 0816151598
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co (August 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 441
  • ePub book: 1154 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1407 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 474

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Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood.

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels

From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna . Animal Dreams is a gracefully written, large-spirited novel.

From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. Anchored on the earth, it dares to soar into the ethereal.

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I could perfectly picture Uda: her large face, the cheeks tightly packed and shiny like .

I could perfectly picture Uda: her large face, the cheeks tightly packed and shiny like a plum. I rubbed the top of my head and looked at the clock, with astonishment. I'd fallen asleep around 4 . and slept an unprecedented seven hours. Uda had a full-front apron over her old trousers and a print blouse, and she looked prepared for. anything. Her lavender hoop earrings matched her wedgies, and she'd tied a red handkerchief over her hair.

Animal Dreams (Hardcover). Published November 25th 2003 by Turtleback Books. Published December 31st 1991 by G. K. Hall & Company. Large Print, Hardcover, 441 pages. Hardcover, 352 pages. Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver. ISBN: 0613032950 (ISBN13: 9780613032957). ISBN: 0816151598 (ISBN13: 9780816151592).

Authors : Delinsky, Barbara. Suddenly (G K Hall Large Print Book Series). Title : Suddenly (G K Hall Large Print Book Series). Product Category : Books.

1. Lake News (Large Print). Published by G. Hall (1999). ISBN 10: 0783886594 ISBN 13: 9780783886596.

Электронная книга "Animal Dreams: A Novel", Barbara Kingsolver

Электронная книга "Animal Dreams: A Novel", Barbara Kingsolver. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Animal Dreams: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

Animal Dreams (Paperback). Barbara Kingsolver (author). A rich, compassionate book Alice Hoffman If you enjoy prose, you'll treasure ANIMAL DREAMS. A beautiful, memorable novel full of scenes and images that linger in the mind Tony Hillerman ANIMAL DREAMS is one of those rare novels I could not put down and left me wondering whether to go back to the beginning or simply anticipate the next product from this woman's pen LOS ANGELES TIMES . Barbara Kingsolver.

When her sister goes to Nicaragua to help the farmers there, Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Grace, Arizona, in hopes of finding new meaning in her own life

Comments

Yozshujind Yozshujind
This book, like most Kingsolver books, is about many things, but let us just say that it is about a woman finding her place in the world while a tempest of uncertainty swirls around her.

Set in the American Southwest, this novel explores politics, nature, mountains, deserts, abandoned adobe villages set in steep cliff faces, American ladies descended from Spain, Mexican Americans and Native Americans, cockfights, a mining company, polluted rivers, high school teenagers, a younger sister off to help the rural poor in Nicaragua, jealosy, living under the shadow of a super sibling, family ties in a Hispanic dominated Arizona town, a father stricken with dementia, and the ghosts of a mother who died right after childbirth and a daughter who never knew the light of day.

Kingsolver is her laconic, self-deprecating self, her words painting crystal clear images of the people and places her protagonist meets and visits. From a plane high above the desert "Bright backyard swimming pools gleamed like turquoise nuggets."

But Ms. Kingsolver wears her politics on her sleeve, and at times one wonders if one is reading a book of fiction or a political manifesto. It is too bad that revolutions nor socialism work for they are often good ideas.

Still, the local battle against the company mine is victorious, and the Stitch and Bitch club can stop selling their peacock pinatas in Tuscon and go back to more urgent matters, such as sewing and gossiping, or "bitching.'

This is a story, like most Kingsolver novels, about a lot of different things, but mostly it is about a woman named Codi Noline (who discovers het name is actually Nolina) trying, and finding, her place in the world.
Ranterl Ranterl
Barbara Kingsolver's stories never fail to draw me in. Her characters are deeply human, always real. I find myself at times wishing I knew them outside of the pages. It was the same with Animal Dreams. I felt as if I was right there in Grace, AZ with them all. This book was a very enjoyable read. I might have given it 5 starts but for one issue. Towards the end of the story I felt as if there were missing chapters, as if the author jumped a section or two ahead and there was more to it left untold. Or perhaps I just wished it would continue on and on.
Siratius Siratius
Mrs. Kingsolver doesn't pussyfoot around the complex drama of living. Life is hard and finding and learning to live in your own skin is a tough process for those of us who weren't born with a feeling of belonging to "fill in the blank" a community, a family, or a purpose in life. This book covers the struggles that come with being a child that loses a parent in early childhood, the adult child dealing with the struggles of an elderly parent's failing health and the joys and disappointments shared between sisters.

This book is not an easy read. It's pace is sometimes agonizingly slow but that is what gives you the time to truly contemplate the parallels of all our lives. I am not much for quoting other people but I found myself highlighting several passages to re-read later and possibly quote to a few friends going through hard times.

I would recommend this book to people who appreciate keeping it real in life and literature, although this book and it's characters are fictional..there's a whole lot of "real" to relate too. This book will stay with you long after you have finished it and remind you that even if you struggle alone, you are not alone in struggling.
Deeroman Deeroman
Sorry, I’m not a Kingsolver fan. It took a whole chapter for the character to walk from the train station to the house! The only chuckle part of that walk was when she confused a peacock with a piñata! All her characters are either depressed, downers or losers.
Maridor Maridor
This was Barbara Kingsolver's third novel, and it shows her great understanding of nature, humanity and how love really is all we need.
The story is about Cosima, a woman struggling to find her place in the world. She returns to her childhood hometown of Grace to live with a friend ands begins to relearn her relationships with her dying father, neighbours, former lover and absent sister.

Codi (as Cosima is known) learns that her sister, Hallie, has signed up to help the Nicaraguan farmers who are living under the threat of U.S.- backed Contra insurgents.
Codi says:'All I want is to be like you,to be brave, to walk into a country of chickens and land mines and call that home, and have it be home. ' - p. 200

Codi's ex-boyfriend from her teenage years, Loyd, reappears and they take up once again. Loyd does not know that Codi was pregnant with his child when she was fifteen, but miscarried and buried the feotus secretly. Loyd is a home loving type of person, who genuinely wants to make a life with Codi, but she is too self-loathing to see it, and plans to move on when the school term ends. Loyd introduces Codi to the Indian pueblos, and landscape:
'The sandstone had been carved by ice ages and polished by desert eons of sandpaper winds. The place did not so much inspire religion as seemed to be religion itself.' - p.210

This book overs so much of what is important and beautiful in the world, it is sad and funny and most of all, meaningful.

Without giving the ending away, Codi goes through a transformation during her Year of Grace. Of the townspeople she says: 'In their eyes my life should have been simple, purely a matter of love and he right wardrobe. It was as if I had fifty mothers.' - p. 311