Small Wonder

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

In this collection of essays, the author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us (out of one of history’s darker moments) an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects ranging from an inventive conservat….Read More

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