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DEMON COPPERHEAD de Barbara Kingsolver

A modern retelling of Dickens’s David Copperfield, which transposes that epic novel, chapter by chapter, to a modern place and time: the American south.

DEMON COPPERHEAD
by Barbara Kingsolver
‎ HarperCollins USA, Fall 2022
(via Frances Goldin Literary)

DEMON COPPERHEAD is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. A modern retelling of Dickens’s David Copperfield, which transposes that epic novel, chapter by chapter, to a modern place and time: the American south.

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of nine bestselling novels, including The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees. Her work of narrative nonfiction is the enormously influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor for service through the arts in the United States, as well as the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her body of work.

UNSHELTERED de Barbara Kingsolver

Two families, in two centuries, live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in a New Jersey town that was founded as a Utopian community. UNSHELTERED is their story, in alternating chapters, as they navigate challenges that unify human existence and link them across dangerous times when the accepted modes of thinking no longer apply in a new world

UNSHELTERED
by Barbara Kingsolver
Harper
, October 2018

Willa Knox has always tried to do everything right in life, but finds herself arriving at middle age with nothing to show for it. The magazine where she worked has folded, and so has the college where her husband had tenure. Their kids struggle to find employment and pay off college loans, her live-in father-in-law rails against the welfare state but needs medical care they can’t afford. Her son’s unplanned baby has landed in Willa’s lap. And now she’s learned their home, an old brick house they inherited, is in danger of collapse.
Thatcher Greenwood is a science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, but finds himself under siege for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting theory recently published by Charles Darwin. His friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the powerful men of the town. At home, his new bride and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal while ignoring his financial worries and the news that their house is structurally unsound.

Barbara Kingsolver‘s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. She received the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work, and in 2010 won Britain’s Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist.

SHELTER IN PLACE de Barbara Kingsolver

Two families, in two centuries, live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in a New Jersey town that was founded as a Utopian community. SHELTER IN PLACE is their story, in alternating chapters, as they navigate challenges that unify human existence and link them across dangerous times when the accepted modes of thinking no longer apply in a new world

SHELTER IN PLACE
by Barbara Kingsolver
Harpercollins, TBA

Willa Knox has always tried to do everything right in life, but finds herself arriving at middle age with nothing to show for it. The magazine where she worked has folded, and so has the college where her husband had tenure. Their kids struggle to find employment and pay off college loans, her live-in father-in-law rails against the welfare state but needs medical care they can’t afford. Her son’s unplanned baby has landed in Willa’s lap. And now she’s learned their home, an old brick house they inherited, is in danger of collapse.
Thatcher Greenwood is a science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, but finds himself under siege for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting theory recently published by Charles Darwin. His friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the powerful men of the town. At home, his new bride and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal while ignoring his financial worries and the news that their house is structurally unsound.

Barbara Kingsolver was named one the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest. Her books, in order of publication, are: The Bean Trees (1988), Homeland (1989), Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike (1989), Animal Dreams (1990), Another America (1992), Pigs in Heaven (1993), High Tide in Tucson (1995), The Poisonwood Bible (1998), Prodigal Summer (2000), Small Wonder (2002), Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, with photographer Annie Griffiths Belt (2002), Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2007), and The Lacuna (2009).