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A28 - READING THE NOVELThis Assignment is worth 39 marks. The value of each question is stated in the left margin.Work slowly and carefully. If you have difficulty, go back and review the appropriate topic. Read all parts of your assignment carefully, record your answers in the appropriate places, and proofread your answers.Before beginning this assignment, complete the following sentence:The novel that I am reading for this module is The Bean Treesby Barbara Kingsolver(5 marks)1.In Lesson 1, you learned that information about the author of a novel may help you to understand the work itself. Use the Internet or library to find some information about the author of the novel you’ve chosen to read. Present your results in the following chart, filling in as much of the chart as you can. Be sure that you indicate where you found your information. (You may need to use several information sources.)Name of authorBarbara KingsolverDate of birth: April 8, 1955Date of death: N/ACountry of birth: Annapolis, Maryland, UnitesStatesCurrent or most recent citizenship: AmericanEducation and work historyShe has a degree in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona. She worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985Beliefs and valuesShe used to think that religion was just the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy, but now she sees the importance in that.Other novels writtenby the authorUnsheltered, The Poisonwood Bible, The Lacuna, Flight Behavior, Prodigal Summer, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, etc.Themes in other novelsHer books deal with social justice, feminism, and the environmentSignificant life experiences or achievements that influenced the author’s writingShe began her career in writing after winning a short story contest in a local Phoenix newspaper. She wrote Bean Trees while she was pregnant with her first child and at night because of insomnia.Other interesting facts about the authorShe does not receive awards, she gives themShe still farms.Information sources used
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