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“I love Barbara and her mind. ”Nick Krumrei wrote this review Saturday, February 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A satisfying book of short stories that includes interesting places, times, and characters.”Rebecca S wrote this review Thursday, May 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book of twelve short stories written by Barbara Kingsolver is just as entertaining as her novels. Tales of a cheating wife, a couple contemplating starting a family, and a disfunctional mother-daughter relationship are among the stories included in the book.
My favorite, Why I Am A Danger To The Public, is the story of Vick Morales who is in jail for strike related misconduct at the Ellington Copper Mine.
Blueprints and Bereaved Apartments are other stories I expecially enjoyed. ”
“If you want some real, flesh-and-blood, kicking and screaming and loving characters, read these stories. Some of them are practically masterpieces (Homeland, Rose-Johnny, and Why I Am a Danger to the Public, especially), and even the not-so-good ones have skillful images and beautiful language to recommend them. ”Marie wrote this review Tuesday, February 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Liked the title story with the Cherokee grandmother but most stories a little too chick lit for me. ”Mishelle B wrote this review Wednesday, October 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kingsolver is my favorite writer and short stories are my favorite genre, so what's not to love with this book? My two favorite stories in the book are the most humorous- "Survival Zones" and "Islands on the Moon." The first is set in the midwest and captures mid-america culture and values in a way that reminds me of Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres". The second takes place in Arizona but could have happened anywhere.There are several laugh-out-loud passages in both of these stories.”Cindy from Indy wrote this review Monday, August 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“between Alaska and New Mexico”Carol M wrote this review Friday, October 23, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good, but not as good as I expected. Her novels are much better than her short stories, in my opinion. ”Kristy wrote this review Wednesday, October 14, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Her writing is remarkable but I am not a fan of short stories. Only read 2 stories,”Nancy N wrote this review Saturday, September 26, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No