Animal Dreams (Paperback)

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About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including the novels Unsheltered, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work of narrative nonfiction is the influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia. 

Praise For…

“A glorious tapestry . . . Animal Dreams is rich fodder for our own sweet, satisfying dreams.” — Denver Post

"Rich, complex, witty . . . This is a sweet book, full of bitter pain; a beautiful weaving of the light and the dark. This one will be with us for a long time." — Washington Post Book World

“An emotional masterpiece . . . A novel in which humor, passion, and superb prose conspire to seize a reader by the heart and by the soul.” — New York Daily News

“A novel full of aching sadness—as well as joy, humor, insight and wonderful writing.” — Arizona Daily Star

Animal Dreams is a novel that feel closer to the truth about modern lives than anything I’ve read in a long time . . . An astonishing book that ought to put Barbara Kingsolver in the first ranks of fiction writers.” — Cosmopolitan

Animal Dreams literally bursts with life. Its description of how one woman finds her way back from the edge of despair seems absolutely perfect . . . [It] leaves the reader filled with wonder and hope.” — Houston Post

“Barbara Kingsolver demonstrates a special gift for the vivid evocation of landscape and of her characters’ state of mind.” — New York Times Book Review

"Kingsolver achieves a fully realized and profoundly moral vision, one that is rooted in the land and our relationship to it." — San Francisco Chronicle

“Kingsolver is a writer of rare ambition and unequivocal talent . . . Animal Dreams is a complex, passionate, bravely challenging book.” — Chicago Tribune

"Kingsolver probes the human heart with uncommon wisdom. Animal Dreams is a gracefully written, large-spirited novel. Anchored on the earth, it dares to soar into the ethereal." — New York Newsday

"One of the year's best works of fiction." — Detroit News and Free Press

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060921149
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: June 21st, 1991
Pages: 368
Language: English