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Publisher Description

"There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature," raves the Washington Post Book World, and it is right. She has been nominated three times for the ABBY award, and her critically acclaimed writings consistently enjoy spectacular commercial success as they entertain and touch her legions of loyal fans.
In High Tide in Tucson, she returnsto her familiar themes of family, community, the common good and the natural world. The title essay considers Buster, a hermit crab that accidentally stows away on Kingsolver's return trip from the Bahamas to her desert home, and turns out to have manic-depressive tendencies. Buster is running around for all he's worth -- one can only presume it's high tide in Tucson. Kingsolver brings a moral vision and refreshing sense of humor to subjects ranging from modern motherhood to the history of private property to the suspended citizenship of human beings in the Animal Kingdom.

Beautifully packaged, with original illustrations by well-known illustrator Paul Mirocha, these wise lessons on the urgent business of being alive make it a perfect gift for Kingsolver's many fans.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
672.4
KB

Customer Reviews

RoadWarriorPrincess ,

This was the one

Admittedly, I'm a former Tucsonan and a big fan of Ms Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible. But hardly anyone writes essays as eloquently and accessibly. High Tide in Tucson is one of those " I wish I'd have written that" books...it feels that personal. One of my all-time favorites.

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