a promise of magic

20060620, 25

proffered in the writing of Barbara Kingsolver surprises no one who is familiar with her work. Pigs in Heaven takes a hike through connections with tribe and connections with self returning to what seems like a fairy tale obscured by modern conflicts and modern values.

The community–that stream of life that nurtures its members in ways that individuals cannot nurture themselves–describes a place where people “keep an old fire burning.” Definitely worth your time. Keep in mind this is a sequel to The Bean Trees so you might as well read that first.

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