The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion. Brilliantly executed and compulsively readable, UNSHELTERED is the story of two families, in two centuries, who navigate the challenges of a world in times of great upheaval.
Barbara Kingsolver is the author of nine bestselling works of fiction, including the novels, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her only work of narrative nonfiction was the enormously influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. Her novel, The Lacuna, won UK's literary award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, in 2010. Kingsolver was also the recipient of the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work. Her bestselling novel, The Poisonwood Bible, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.