Small wonder

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In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us, out of one of history's darker moments, an extended love song to the world we still have.

Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, genetic engineering, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in both those places.

Sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive, Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

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9780060504083
9780792743606
9780060894580
9780792726333
9780061868641
9780060504076
006089458
9780786246366
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title_full Small Wonder [electronic resource] / Kingsolver, Barbara, Small wonder / Barbara Kingsolver ; illustrations by Paul Mirocha, Small wonder [electronic resource] / Barbara Kingsolver, Small wonder [sound recording] / by Barbara Kingsolver, Small wonder [text (large print)] / Barbara Kingsolver
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