“As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer's long hair in water. I knew the weight was there but it didn't touch me. Only when I stopped did the slick, dark stuff of it come floating around my face, catching my arms and throat till I began to drown. So I just didn't stop.”  ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer's long hair in water. I knew the weight was there but it didn't touch me. Only when I stopped did the slick, dark stuff of it come floating around my face, catching my arms and throat till I began to drown. So I just didn't stop.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“Will you explain to me why people encourage delusional behaviour in children, and medicate it in adults?” ― Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

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“Will you explain to me why people encourage delusional behaviour in children, and medicate it in adults?” ― Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior

This book inspired me to change the way I think about food. I couldn't put it down!

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This book inspired me to change the way I think about food. I couldn't put it down!

This beautiful passage comes from Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, a fictional account of an American missionary family in the Belgian Congo. The novel was a 1999 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

This beautiful passage comes from Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, a fictional account of an American missionary family in the Belgian Congo. The novel was a 1999 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

Barbara Kingsolver's previous books include The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees.

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Barbara Kingsolver's previous books include The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees.

Author of The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Prodigal Summer, Flight Behavior, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven, The Lacuna, High Tide in Tucson, and Small Wonder

Author of The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Prodigal Summer, Flight Behavior, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven, The Lacuna, High Tide in Tucson, and Small Wonder

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