Barbara Kingsolver Reading Book Signing with Antigone Books

Locally owned independent bookstore, Antigone Books is hosting an exciting event and book signing on October 27 at the Berger Performing Arts Center. 

Renowned author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Barbara Kingsolver will read and sign copies of her highly anticipated upcoming novel, Unsheltered. Barbara Kingsolver is an Alumna of the University of Arizona. Barbara Kingsolver spent two decades in Tucson, Arizona, before moving to southwestern Virginia where she currently resides. 


From Antigone Books about Barbara Kingsolver:

“Barbara Kingsolver was named one the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest. In 2000, she received the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. Critical acclaim for her books includes multiple awards from the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association, among many others. The Poisonwood Bible was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the national book award of South Africa. Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, the nation’s largest prize for an unpublished first novel, which since 1998 has helped to establish the careers of more than a half dozen new literary voices.”

From about Unsheltered

In her insightful and politically charged new novel, Barbara Kingsolver finds deep resonances between the Victorian era’s attitudes towards science, and our own. Unsheltered begins on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, when Willa, a freelance journalist whose family has fallen on hard times, discovers that the house they’ve moved into has a “nonexistent foundation.” Hoping to enlist restoration help from a historical society, Willa traces the origins of the house to Thatcher Greenwood, a science teacher who lived there in the 1870s, and his neighbor, a real-life woman biologist named Mary Treat, whose research supported Charles Darwin’s theory of the origin of species. Just as Darwin’s theory challenged the Victorian belief in the Judeo-Christian creation myth, so too, in Willa’s era, does global warming challenge prevailing myths about the future of civilization. Kingsolver, whose 1998 novel The Poisonwood Bible was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, carries off this cleverly structured dual narrative with aplomb and with a certain degree of rage at charismatic politicians, both past and present, whose disregard for science puts humanity in peril.  –Sarah Harrison Smith, Amazon Book Review

Ticket Prices:
$12 with purchase of the book, Unsheltered (Harper, $29.99)
$20 advance
$25 at the door

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Center for Biological Diversity.
Books and tickets are sold separately. Each book purchase qualifies a customer to purchase 1 discounted ($12) ticket.

Tickets are now on sale by phone or in person at Antigone Books.

Event date:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7:00pm
Event address:
1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745

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