High Tide in Tucson, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world.

Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780571179503

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Barbara Kingsolver’s book of essays, High Tide in Tucson, is an interesting and enjoyable read. Fans of Kingsolver’s books will recognize many aspects of Kingsolver’s life as described in the essays, from her novels. While her novels are not autobiographical, it is gratifying to know that some elements of her wonderful novels are derived from first-hand knowledge and experience. The title essay, about a hermit crab, is especially delightful and interesting. I recommend this book to fans of Kingsolver’s novels as an excellent background read.

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Barbara Kingsolver is odd, funny, engaging. This collection of stories and articles stitched together is my introduction to her eccentricity.

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