“Refreshing in their direct address … and succinct language,” says the New York Times, poems in Barbara Kingsolver’s forthcoming book “place momentary dramas into context and provide a wider window in.” How To Fly (In 10,000 Easy Lessons) will be released by HarperCollins in September.
The poetry offers emotionally rich reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. The book’s interwoven sections form a carefully patterned whole, from its ‘How to’ poems balancing wry pragmatism with illuminating wisdom, to its quiet, clear-eyed elegies examining death as a vivid slice of life. From start to finish, the poignant meditations in this generous collection trace the complex ties that bind us to one another, and to an untamed world beyond ourselves. In more intimate terms than ever before, Kingsolver dares the reader into a deeper embrace of all that lies between birth and death. “Begin with a quailing heart,” she writes, “for here you stand on the fault line.”
How to Fly will delight Kingsolver’s devotees and welcome new readers to her startling verse.
‘Kingsolver’s power lies in her ability to expound big ideas without losing sight of life’s pulsing minutiae.’ Sunday Times
‘What a master of style and form she is.’ New Statesman
Recommendations begin to pile up for UNSHELTERED
As its release date of Oct. 16 approaches, Barbara Kingsolver’s next novel has made numerous “Best Books of Fall” lists:
- Associated Press’s Fall 2018 Books Preview.
- Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “9 Southern books we recommend this fall” list.
- Book Riot’s “Spectacular Books You Need to Read This Fall” list.
- BookBub’s “The Most Anticipated Fiction Books of Fall 2018” list & “Best Historical Fall Fiction” list.
- Buzzfeed’s “Best Books of Fall 2018” list.
- ELLE Magazine’s “Best Books to Read in Fall 2018” list.
- Entertainment Weekly’s “Books You Need to Read This Season” list.
- Lit Hub’s “Ultimate Fall Books” list.
- Philadelphia Inquirer’s Fall 2018 Books Preview.
- PopSugar’s “Best New Books to Curl Up With This Fall” list.
- Publishers Weekly’s “Most Anticipated Books of Fall” list.
- The Millions’s “Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2018” list.
- Vulture’s “New Books to Read This Fall” list.