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Readers' Choice Book Club

Readers' Choice Book Club has spoken and in February we will be reading Prodigal Summer by best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver! Join us to continue on our environmental theme, exploring questions like what rights does nature have? And how involved should humans get when it comes to preservation?

In her bestselling novel Prodigal Summer, Barbara Kingsolver weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives inhabiting the forested mountains and struggling small farms of southern Appalachia.

Award-winning author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver here introduces a wildlife biologist whose reclusive life in a mountain cabin is disrupted by a young hunter; a city girl-turned-farmer’s wife who must decide whether or not to fight for the land she now inhabits; and a pair of feuding, elderly neighbors who forge a bond neither of them could have predicted.

As the humid summer progresses, the characters grow closer to each other and the nature that surrounds them in this beautifully-written work that helped solidify Barbara Kingsolver’s place in the literary firmament.

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Prodigal Summer: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060959036
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 16th, 2001