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The Bean Trees: A Novel - Barbara Kingsolver
The Bean Trees: A Novel
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The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old... show more
The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career.This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062277756 (0062277758)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Greer Family (#1)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
5.0 The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
There are three books I can clearly remember reading before I went to college. I know I read other books, but none of them hit me the way these three did. The first was Madeleine l’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. It was the first book that just floored me, showing me the power of fiction to completely tr...
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves
As Usual, I Need More Bookshelves rated it
4.0 The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
There is something about Barbara Kingsolver's work that just appeals to my reading sensibilities. Her novels always just feel like they are right in my reading groove. I seem to be reading her backwards - starting with her more recent work, and making my way back to this, her first novel. It's inter...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
3.0 The Bean Trees
I picked up a copy of this at a library book sale. Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Ta...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 The Bean Trees
Many who know my taste in literature have, over the years, suggested Barbara Kingsolver to me. Any Kingsolver, they said, you'll love everything she does. Well, the first part of their promise has yet to be seen, but they were definitely wrong about the second. Any Kingsolver won't impress me: The B...
shannonland
shannonland rated it
I love this book! It's been years since I read it but it's definitely worth reading :)
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