Looking for something new to read for the New Year? Look no further! January’s Featured Author is American novelist, essayist and poet Barbara Kingsolver. Born on April 8, 1955, the trained scientist turned novelist grew up in rural Kentucky. Since 1993′s Pigs in Heaven, every book she has written has been on The New York Times Bestseller list. Her novel The Poisonwood Bible was chosen as an Oprah’s Book Club selection and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Writers Digest named Kingsolver one of the most important writers of the 20th Century. Her classic, The Bean Trees, is a standard in high school and college literature classes throughout the U.S., and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In her most recent work, Kingsolver takes on the subject of climate change in Flight Behavior.
Books by Barbara Kingsolver can be found on the “Featured Author” display on the second floor at the Main Library.
Also, if you haven’t already checked out December’s featured author, Ian McEwan, his books will remain on display through mid-January!