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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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Sep 14, 2008

it was amazing
Read in September, 2008

Well, here's the thing, Oriana. I always think that I don't like long novels, but whenever I get through a hundred pages of one and find myself in the world of that novel, I'm sucked in and I love it. (And by "long novel" I think I mean, like, more than 300 pages. I LIKE to have read stuff!) So it took me a while to get into this one, and then realize that it's so much about just animals and the woods and small towns and, kind of, the way the whole world works.

Which I guess is the domain of soccer mom books, maybe, but I never said I was any better (or different) from any soccer mom.

I like these people and animals and places and interactions! I like when a total progressive-minded author plays devil's advocate and writes a sympathetic, grouchy old coot. I just got sucked in! And I didn't even expect to, 'cause I remember the Poisonwood Bible being kind of annoying. So yeah. This book was totally rad and everybody should read it and anybody who DOESN'T read it can totally suck it.
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message 1: by Oriana (new)

Oriana Um, srsly? I always thought she was for soccer moms.

Imogen It ate my review! The short version is, soccer moms and lesbians who fetishize nature.

Sarah lesbians? really? clearly i need to reread prodigal summer.

message 4: by Oriana (new)

Oriana C'mon, Imogen, you gotta redo your review! The short version isn't enough...

message 5: by Bryn (new)

Bryn I love these installments of "Imi does Oprah('s Book Club)."

Sarah yeah. barbara kingsolver is pretty kickass. animal dreams is my favorite though.

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