2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an
upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and
family - or the crumbling house that contains her. 1871
Vineland Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent
advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate
his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town
have no desire for a new world order.
Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.
But both also find inspiration -- and an unlikely kindred spirit -- in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism. A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. It is a novel that speaks truly to our times.
- 480 pages
Unsheltered - Barbara Kingsolver
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