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Animal Dreams

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Barbara Kingsolver

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

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Harper Perennial
2 reviews about Animal Dreams
review by . August 22, 2010
Ok, I cried. Laughed, too, but books that can actually squeeze a tear out of me are few and far between - especially one's that aren't overtly manipulative.       I waited a long time to read this - 19 years, in fact. I'm like that with some books. I know I'm going to read them, but the time has to be "right." In some cases like The Last Temptation of Christ that I carted around for ten years, "right" meant I had to mature as a reader …
review by . September 20, 2002
Kingsolver is an author who believes in more than just telling a story. She believes a story must leave the reader with expanded knowledge. A nasty spoonful of good medicine, it would seem to some readers, perhaps reading for the escapism alone... but I have no qualms with this whatsoever. Most of this author's lessons center on environmental and human rights issues. So teach me, Kingsolver, I am always willing to learn, to expand my mind in a new direction. Why should good literature not enlighten …
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