Homeland and Other Stories

Historical Fiction Short Stories

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Homeland and Other Stories offers comic, often heart-warming but always true to life tales told as only the author can, creating a world of love and possibility that listeners will want to take as their own. A rich and emotionally resonant collection of twelve stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance…..Read More

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