Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Staff Pick

Immediately engrossing as her previous novels have been, Unsheltered (Harper, $29.99) resounds with the bright moral clarion call we’ve come to expect from Barbara Kingsolver.  Willa Knox thought she had done everything right. But when her professor-husband’s college shutters, she finds herself in Vineland, New Jersey, suddenly underemployed and responsible for an aging father-in-law, two adult children recently returned to the nest, with mounting stacks of bills and only the leaky roof of an inherited Victorian mansion of slipshod craftsmanship over their heads. Kingsolver pairs this all-too-timely tale of economic vulnerability with that of Thatcher Greenwood, fretting over the same structurally unsound house a century earlier. A principled young science teacher in the Vineland schools, Thatcher longs to introduce the new theories of Charles Darwin one hundred years earlier, but is saddled with responsibilities to his new wife and her status-conscious family.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9780062684561
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Published: Harper - October 16th, 2018

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