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Happy Birthday Barbara Kingsolver

A favorite author among the University Book Store staff, Barbara Kingsolver has written such New York Times Best Selling novels as The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, The Lacuna, and, most recently, Flight Behavior, and co-wrote with her husband and daughter, Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver, the food memoir Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Kingsolver has received numerous awards, including the UK’s Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 and the National Humanities Medal as well as being nominated for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

"The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing."

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