Title: HIGH TIDE IN TUCSON: ESSAYS FROM NOW AND ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 275 pages. Published in 1995. Retrospective collection of essays. One of Barbara Kingsolver's finest achievements. Limited Slipcased Edition of 150 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The Limited Slipcased Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Paul Mirocha: Regular-sized volume format. Green cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Barbara Kingsolver. Art by Paul Mirocha. Pictorial hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap (opened only on the spine side for inspection). Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in her only Limited Edition format thus far, Barbara Kingsolver's "High Tide In Tucson". Her debut collection of essays. "In these twenty-five essays, she returns to her favored literary terrain to explore the themes of family, community, and the natural world. With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Kingsolver writes about notions as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom. Her canny pursuit of meaning from an inscrutable world compels us to find instructions for life in surprising places. Defiant, funny, courageously honest, 'High Tide In Tucson' proves once again that there is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature" (Washington Post). Beautifully supplemented with original art by Paul Mirocha. An absolute "must-have title for Barbara Kingsolver collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Barbara Kingsolver. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Orange Prize in 2009 for "The Lacuna". One of the greatest American writers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BARBARA KINGSOLVER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0060172916. Bookseller Inventory # 18586
Synopsis: Barbara Kingsolver has entertained and touched the lives of legions of readers with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novels The Bean Trees, Animal Dreams, and Pigs in Heaven.
In these twenty-five newly conceived essays, she returns once again to her favored literary terrain to explore the themes of family, community, and the natural world. With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Kingsolver writes about notions as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom. Her canny pursuit of meaning from an inscrutable world compels us to find instructions for life in surprising places: a museum of atomic bomb relics, a West African voodoo love charm, a family of paper dolls, the ethics of a wild pig who persistently invades a garden, a battle of wills with a two-year-old, or a troop of oysters who observe high tide in the middle of Illinois.
In sharing her thoughts about the urgent business of being alive, Kingsolver the essayist employs the same keen eyes, persuasive tongue, and understanding heart that characterize her acclaimed fiction. Defiant, funny, courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson proves once again that "there is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature."--Washington Post Book World
From the Author: Writing High Tide in Tucson was just about like writing a book from scratch. It took about a year. A lot of the material is brand-new, written for this book. Some reviewers have been sort of dismissive of the effort, as if I opened a drawer and found these essays and just threw them together into a book. I wouldn't do that. I have such reverence for the institution of books. I'm very daunted by the idea of writing one, even though I do it over and over. I still find it hard to believe that I'm allowed to do it. I enter the writing of a book the same way I enter a cathedral, with my eyes on heaven and hoping I'm worthy.
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