The new novel from bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resilience and compassion in times of great upheaval.
The new novel from Barbara Kingsolver, bestselling author of THE POISONWOOD BIBLE, THE LACUNA and FLIGHT BEHAVIOUR, interweaves the past and the present to explore the human capacity for resilience and compassion in times of great upheaval. It is a portrait of life in precarious times - when characters discover that the past has failed to prepare them for the future.
Alternating between two centuries, Kingsolver examines the personal and social shocks that ensue when people’s assumptions about the world and their place in it are shaken to their foundations.
1874. Thatcher tries to address the issue of his disintegrating home.
2016. Willa tries to uncover a source of income to shore up her equally rundown house.
Abridged by Sian Preece
Read by Patrick Kennedy and Laurel Lefkow
Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane