This is a great book. Barbara Kingsolver, besides having a super sturdy name, is a beautiful writer. Women write about nature in a truthful, faithful and honest way that is simply different than how men do it. Kingsolver probably isn’t considered a nature writer, but I look at her that way. Human nature. Nature, nature. Child nature. Publishing nature. It’s all good. Thoughtful and considerate. When I read a book like “High Tide in Tucson” I find myself thinking about her. The writer. The places, like Tucson or Benin, and about the words themselves. She paints a picture for me. A fantasy based in observant truth that more than anything just makes me stop and think. Get it, read it.