The Barbara Kingsolver Cram Guide
The culture shock: Her eye-opening travels and her beloved's refugee ordeal make Taylor "feel like a foreigner" (as she puts it) in her own country.
The big question: When do you have the right to love somebody who's not yours?
The culture shock: The pastor's blind determination to "enlighten" a Congolese village has awful results for both the native people and his family.
The big question: How do you atone for the sins of the father?
The culture shock: City girl marries into country family, stubborn codger is sweet on hippie chick, coyote researcher falls for coyote hunter.
The big question: What's the difference between lust and love?
The culture shock: Raised in—and shaped by—America and Mexico, Harrison discovers that his dual national identity is both blessing and curse.
The big Question: Do we make history, or does history make us?
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