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Jack Butler, "She Hung the Moon and Plugged in All the Stars,"' in The New York Times Book Review, April 10, 1988.

Butler admires Kingsolver's poetic style, but derides the novel for only permitting "upbeat" resolutions.

Brenda Daly, Authoring a Life, a Woman's Survival in and Through Literary Studies, State University of New York Press, 1998.

A collection of essays that utilize both personal narrative and feminist theory in order to explore the connection between feminine Identity development and language arts studies.

David King Dunaway and Sara L. Spurgeon, "Barbara King­solver,"' in Writing the Southwest, edited by David King Dunaway and Sara L. Spurgeon, Plume, 1995, pp 93-107. Dunaway and Spurgeon combine biography, inter­view and excerpts to give a relatively comprehensive introduction to Kingsolver and her work characterized as much as a writer as an activist, Kingsolver fits well in the American Southwest tradition.

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