Prodigal Summer

Prodigal Summer

Synopsis

Triumphing once again, Barbara Kingsolver has written a beautiful new novel: a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself

Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life. Down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly, feuding neighbors tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities the future holds.

Over the course of one long summer, these characters find connections to one another, and to the land, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one piece of life on earth.

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Chapters

  • ProdigalSum10a
    Duration: 50min
  • ProdigalSum10b
    Duration: 52min
  • ProdigalSum1a
    Duration: 44min
  • ProdigalSum1b
    Duration: 43min
  • ProdigalSum2a
    Duration: 53min
  • ProdigalSum2b
    Duration: 44min
  • ProdigalSum3a
    Duration: 44min
  • ProdigalSum3b
    Duration: 44min
  • ProdigalSum4a
    Duration: 52min
  • ProdigalSum4b
    Duration: 52min
  • ProdigalSum5a
    Duration: 50min
  • ProdigalSum5b
    Duration: 52min
  • ProdigalSum6a
    Duration: 49min
  • ProdigalSum6b
    Duration: 48min
  • ProdigalSum7a
    Duration: 47min
  • ProdigalSum7b
    Duration: 39min
  • ProdigalSum8a
    Duration: 43min
  • ProdigalSum8b
    Duration: 42min
  • ProdigalSum9a
    Duration: 43min
  • ProdigalSum9b
    Duration: 44min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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