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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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Jul 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bethany-book-club
Read from July 11 to August 01, 2011

1. interesting structure of 3 intertwining stories: Deanna connected to Nanny Rawlins; Garnet Walker's estranged son being Jewel's exhusband. Garnet and Lusa and the goats. Lusa wishing she could meet someone who agreed with her about avoiding pesticides and not killing wild animals.
2. The place of death-death of the phoebe chicks at the hands of the snakes, death of the turkey Eddie Bondo shot, death of the goat kids, impending death of Jewel, prospect of death for Garnet.
3. contrast of the outsiders Eddie Bondo and Lusa Landowski-one stayed and one left.
4. wonderful descriptions of insects.
5. "non academic" descriptions of evolution through Lusa and Nanny.

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