Anyway, that's all for a quieter time than right now, so I'll leave you with a quick review of my latest, Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. I read the first 100 pages or so of this years ago, and had to return it to the library (yep one of those) - but in that short time, I picked up on Kingsolver's style and her devotion to the natural world and how people's lives are, or become, caught up in their various environments, and loved every word she wrote about it. In this, her 9th book, she tells 3 stories that take place simultaneously in the beautiful landscape of Appalachia:
- Moth Love, about a young newlywed woman who moved out of her city life to make way for farming with her husband in a close-knit rural area, where she becomes an outcast, a foreigner to both the family and the culture she's married into.
- Predators, about a middle-aged biologist woman who for the love of nature has chosen to live alone in the middle of the Zebulon forest, or alone until she is approached by a man who turns out to represent everything she loathes about the world of people she has left.
- Old Chestnuts, about an elderly man who has lived his whole life on a farm that has been partially usurped by his annoying organic neighbor who refuses to let him have his way with people and bugs and plants alike.