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Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara KingsolverBorn: 8-Apr-1955
Birthplace: Annapolis, MD

Gender: Female
Religion: Pagan
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prodigal Summer

Claims to be a "pantheist." Born in Maryland but grew up in Nicholas County, rural Kentucky.

Father: Wendell R. Kingsolver (physician)
Mother: Virginia Henry
Husband: Joseph Hoffman (1st, chemist, m. 1985, div. 1993)
Daughter: Camille (b. 1988)
Husband: Steven Hopp (2nd)
Daughter: Lily (b. 1996)

    High School: Nicholas County High School, Nicholas County, KY
    University: BS Biology, DePauw University (1977)
    University: MS, University of Arizona

    National Humanities Medal 2000
    The Rock Bottom Remainders
    Risk Factors: Insomnia

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Author of books:
The Bean Trees (1988, novel)
Homeland and Other Stories (1989, collection)
Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike of 1983 (1989, nonfiction)
Animal Dreams (1990, novel)
Another America, Otra America (1992, poetry)
Pigs in Heaven (1993, novel)
The Poisonwood Bible (1998, novel, A New York Times bestseller)
The Beantrees, A Novel (1998)
Prodigal Summer (2000, novel)
Small Wonder (2002)

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