Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!
Here is an excerpt of an interview Barbara Kingsolver gave to one of the literary journals I subscribe to, if anyone is interested:
Kingsolver, who was trained as a biologist and did science journalism for a while, weaves climate change and monarch butterflies into a story of a young Appalachian mother and her family. Dellarobia lives on a sheep farm on the side of a mountain which is the unexpected host to millions of monarchs who usually descend on a seven acre mountain top in Mexico at this time of year. Her discovery of the monarchs gets reported in the paper and that brings Ovid Byron and the lepidopterists into town. The interactions among Dellarobia's family, the townspeople, the press and the scientists are what drives this absorbing story.