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Kim Barnes
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Kim Barnes is the author of two memoirs and two previous novels, including A Country Called Home, which received the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award in fiction and was named a best book of 2008 by The Washington Post, the Kansas City Star, and The Oregonian. She is the recipient of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for an emerging woman writer of nonfiction, and her first memoir, In the Wilderness, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies, including The New York Times; MORE magazine; The Oprah Magazine; Good Housekeeping; Fourth Genre... Read More

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A Country Called Home

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $16.00

A powerful novel of young love and rural isolation from the acclaimed author of In the Wilderness.

Thomas Deracotte is just out of medical school, and his pregnant wife, Helen, have their whole future mapped out for them in upper-crust Connecticut. But they are dreamers, and they set out to create... Read more >
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A Country Called Home

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Hungry for the World
A Memoir
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $15.00

From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way.

On the... Read more >
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Hungry for the World
A Memoir
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

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In the Kingdom of Men

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

Raised in a two-room shack by her strict Oklahoma grandfather, Gin Mitchell knows a better life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Even so, nothing can prepare her for what’s to come when Mason takes a job with the Arabian American Oil company in 1960s Saudi Arabia.

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In the Kingdom of Men

Written by Kim Barnes


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

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In the Wilderness
Coming of Age in Unknown Country
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 17, 1997
Price: $15.00

Poet Kim Barnes grew up in northern Idaho, in the isolated camps where her father worked as a logger and her mother made a modest but comfortable home for her husband and two children. Their lives were short on material wealth, but long on the riches of family and friendship, and... Read more >
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In the Wilderness
Coming of Age in Unknown Country
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Kiss Tomorrow Hello
Notes From the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty
Written by Kim Barnes and Claire Davis


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 21, 2006
Price: $14.99

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