Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver

Prodigal Summer

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

  • Publication Date: 2009-10-13
  • Category: Literary
4 Score: 4
(From 322 Ratings)


Barbara Kingsolver's fifth novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the course of one humid summer, this novel's intriguing protagonists face disparate predicaments but find connections to one another and to the flora and fauna with which they necessarily share a place.


  • Memorable Read

    By CarolJanR
    I absolutely fell in love with these characters. A very well written work of fiction although could be real life memoirs. I have purchased this as gifts for many of my friends. A great Book Club read as well with fun discussions. I'm still waiting for a sequel though !
  • Another winner!

    By Babykwai
    Kingsolver has amazed me once again! This book was sultry, packed full of emotion and heart. I absolutely loved it!