Barbara Kingsolver's Novels - A Cram Guide
The author of The Poisonwood Bible returns with her first novel in nine years, The Lacuna. Below, a refresher course in the richly drawn characters and tangled cultural crossings of Kingsolver's fiction.
By Jessica Winter
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The gist: A trio of linked Appalachian tales about the birds and the bees.
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?