High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never
With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver writes about notions as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom. Kingsolver's canny pursuit of meaning from an inscrutable world compels us to find instructions for life in surprising places: a museum of atomic bomb relics, a West African voodoo love charm, an iconographic family of paper dolls, the ethics of a wild pig who persistently invades a garden, a battle of wills with a two-year-old, or a troop of oysters who observe high tide in the middle of Illinois.
2011 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
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Kingsolver , B. (1995). High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never. New York, NY: HarperCollins.