Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver

i’d never read Kingsolver before, though friends had often recommended her. i appreciated the running theme of the balance of ecosystems and how it ties into the balance of family and community, as well as the way three different storylines were slowly tied together. sometimes it seemed there was something a little unnatural and simplified about the characters, but by the end i was fairly invested in most of them. a good, casual summer read.