Barbara Kingsolver is an acclaimed American novelist, essayist, and poet whose works often explore issues of the environment, social justice, and family. Her books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Here is a list of her books in order of publication:
1. The Bean Trees (1988): The Bean Trees is a coming-of-age novel set in rural Kentucky and Arizona. It tells the story of Marietta Greer, a young woman who leaves her small hometown and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and independence.
2. Animal Dreams (1990): Animal Dreams is a novel about family, loyalty, and redemption. It follows the story of Codi Noline, a young woman who returns home to care for her ailing father, and who learns to confront her past and embrace the future.
3. Pigs in Heaven (1993): Pigs in Heaven is a sequel to The Bean Trees, continuing the story of Turtle and Taylor Greer. It follows their journey as they struggle to find a place in the world and a sense of belonging.
4. The Poisonwood Bible (1998): The Poisonwood Bible is a novel set in the Belgian Congo in the 1960s. It tells the story of the Price family, a missionary family whose life is changed by the political and cultural upheaval in the region.
5. Prodigal Summer (2000): Prodigal Summer is a novel set in a small Appalachian town. It follows the lives of three women, each of whom is struggling to redefine her relationship with the land and its people.
6. The Lacuna (2009): The Lacuna is an epic historical novel set in Mexico and the United States in the early 20th century. It tells the story of Harrison Shepherd, a man whose life is shaped by the politics and culture of the two countries.
7. Flight Behavior (2012): Flight Behavior is a novel set in rural Tennessee. It follows the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a young woman whose life is changed when millions of monarch butterflies migrate to her family’s farm.
8. Unsheltered (2018): Unsheltered is a novel set in Vineland, New Jersey. It tells the story of two families, separated by a hundred years, who are struggling to make ends meet in the face of economic and environmental upheaval.