Unsheltered (Kingsolver) - Book Reviews

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Kingsolver has long written socially, politically and environmentally alert novels that engage with the wider world and its complications and vulnerabilities, all the while rendering the specific, smaller worlds of her characters humane and resonant.… The novel alternates between the 21st- and 19th-century stories, using the last words of one chapter as the title of the next one.… A dual narrative needs to be not only well choreographed, but also, more important, necessary. Kingsolver’s dual narrative works beautifully here.
Meg Wolitzer - New York Times Book Review


(Starred review) Kingsolver's meticulously observed, elegantly structured novel unites social commentary with gripping storytelling.… Containing both a rich story and a provocative depiction of times that shake the shelter of familiar beliefs, this novel shows Kingsolver at the top of her game.
Publishers Weekly


(Starred review) Exceptionally involving and rewarding…There is much to delight in and think about while reveling in Kingsolver’s vital characters, quicksilver dialogue, intimate moments, dramatic showdowns, and lushly realized milieus.… An enveloping, tender, witty, and awakening novel of love and trauma, family and survival, moral dilemmas and intellectual challenges.
Booklist


(Starred review) Alternating between two centuries,… Kingsolver gives readers plenty to think about. Her warm humanism coupled with an unabashed point of view make her a fine 21st-century exponent of the honorable tradition of politically engaged fiction.
Kirkus Reviews

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