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Kingsolver, Barbara

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Writers

1955 – Born on April 8th in Annapolis, Maryland. American writer and political activist whose best-known novels concern the strength and endurance of the poor and disenfranchised people of the American Southwest.

1988 – Kingsolver’s novel The Bean Trees concerns a woman who makes a meaningful life for herself and a young Cherokee girl with whom she moves from rural Kentucky to the Southwest.

1989 – Kingsolver also wrote the nonfictional Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 and High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never and a short-story collection, Homeland and Other Stories.

1990 – In Animal Dreams a disconnected woman finds purpose and moral challenges when she returns to live in her small Arizona hometown.

1991 – Her poetry collection, Another America (Otra America), in English with Spanish translation, primarily concerns the struggles of impoverished women against sexual and political abuse, war, and death.

1993 – Pigs in Heaven, a sequel to her first novel, deals with the protagonist’s attempts to defend her adoption of her Native American daughter.

1999 – With The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver expanded her psychic and geographic territory, setting her story about the redemption of a missionary family in the Belgian Congo during the colony’s struggle for independence.