Unformatted text preview: Barbara Kingsolver is a contemporary American author of best-selling novels, non-fiction, and poetry. She is also a freelance journalist and political activist. Because she cares deeply about the world in which she lives and the people in it, her writing is her attempt to change the world — to make the world a better place to live. Kingsolver writes about current social issues such as the environment, human rights, and injustice. The protagonists in her writing portray resilient, sensitive females successfully surviving typical day-to-day struggles. Although Kingsolver writes about serious subjects and her characters face traumatic dilemmas, she is also able to interject humor, which lightens the tone and communicates the love, hope, and strength evident in the lives of people from all cultures and walks of life. Her personal experiences and passions, as well as the environment of all cultures and walks of life....
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- Fall '09