Homeland and Other Stories

  • by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by Barbara Kingsolver
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Barbara Kingsolver has written these five short stories with the same wit and sensitivity that characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Spreading her characters over a variety of colorful landscapes, she tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance. In every setting, her distinctive voice, at times comic, but often heartrending, rings true as she explores the twin themes of family ties and the life choices one must ultimately make alone.
This collection includes:


"Homeland"
"Blueprints"
"Quality Time"
"Extinctions"
"Rose-Johnny"

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What the Critics Say

"Kingsolver is an extraordinary storyteller." (Chicago Tribune)
"A dazzling array of short stories...Kingsolver's knowledge of human nature, and especially domestic relationships, is breathtaking." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another great book by Kingsolver!

Barbara Kingsolver narrates this book herself and it was very enjoyable to listen to her. The stories are only about 45 minutes in length so great short listens for busy people who don't have the time to get into a long novel.
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- Rosemarie

abridged version

The stories in Homeland are absolutely wonderful. I had read this book many years ago and purchased the audible because I wanted to hear the author read the stories in her own voice. I was disappointed to find that some of the stories were missing from this version. I was so looking forward to hearing one I believe is called "Bereaved Apartments." it is not there. Sadly.
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- Valerie Shultz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: HarperAudio