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Barbara Kingsolver paints a portrait of American precarity in "Unsheltered"

Oct 24, 2018


  On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Barbara Kingsolver about her new novel Unsheltered, a portrait of struggle, loss, and renewal in precarious times.

It’s told through the experiences of two families living on the same New Jersey corner in different eras, enduring seismic shifts in their personal lives. As the characters face a crumbling future that was supposed to have been secured, Kingsolver grapples with the problems many Americans are confronting today.

 

Guest:

Barbara Kingsolver, author of more than a dozen books including her eighth and most recent novel Unsheltered

Web Resources:

Goodreads: Interview with Barbara Kingsolver

Longreads: ‘I’ve Always Been Either Praised or Accused of Ambition’: An Interview with Barbara Kingsolver

NPR: Barbara Kingsolver Captures The Feeling Of Being 'Unsheltered'