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Kim Barnes

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
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38911-4 (0-307-38911-1)

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






Hungry for the World
Written by Kim Barnes
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72044-1 (0-385-72044-0)

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






In the Kingdom of Men
Written by Kim Barnes
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47469-8 (0-307-47469-0)

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 Wilderness
Written by Kim Barnes
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-47821-2 (0-385-47821-6)

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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