Small Wonder - God's Wife's Measuring Spoons Summary & Analysis

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In the last essay of the collection, "God's Wife's Measuring Spoons," Kingsolver summarizes her hopes and fears about the future of American politics. She begins the essay with an anecdote about a journalist who once surprised her for an interview in her home. She remembers Georgia O'Keeffe's experience with the surprise visit of a journalist. O'Keeffe greeted the journalist and immediately turned her away. Kingsolver welcomes the journalist to her home and offers her to sit with her family for supper. She shows the journalist her garden and the journalists asks her if she meditates there. Kingsolver replies no, that she grows food there (248). The journalists write that Kingsolver is not open with strangers, has quaint ideas, and pays to much attention to her children (248). Kingsolver realizes that people do not often want to know what is really inside someone's home...

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