High Tide in Tucson
is a 1995 book of twenty-five essays
by author Barbara Kingsolver
on issues around family
. The book is titled after the first essay, in which she realizes that a hermit crab
she accidentally brought home while beachcombing
still times it's activity to the rise and fall of the tides, even in an aquarium in Tucson, Arizona
where there are no oceans or tides for hundreds of miles.
Some of the themes in the essay include the similarity and the relationship of humans with animals, and their proper places in nature.