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The Bean Trees 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 ayear 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 WestWritten 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 Poisonwood 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 Harper Perennial Deluxe Edition features beautiful cover artwork on uncoated stock, French flaps, and deckle edge pages



10 thoughts on “The Bean Trees

  1. Larissa Larissa says:

    My stepmother was the type of woman who painted the walls in our house eighteen different colors and wore turquoise encrusted Kokopelli jewelry to show how in tune she was with the local culture She hung Frida Khalo prints on the bedroom walls and thought that speaking Food Spani


  2. Erika Erika says:

    Marietta Greer has just completed two miracles of her rural Kentucky upbringing graduating high school and avoiding pregnancy To celebrate, she jumps in her 55 Volkswagen bug and rides West, leaving her job at a Kentucky hospital counting platelets to stay true to her plan to drive o


  3. da AL da AL says:

    A gently told story of the power of love, of how the families we make are as important as the ones we re born into Each of us can make a difference with our compassion.


  4. Siria Siria says:

    I quite liked this, though it s obvious that this was Kingsolver s first novel The main character, Taylor, is unevenly developed she s too mutable, changing to fit what Kingsolver wants to say or how she wants to say it at various points in the book and many of the other characters are types


  5. Natalie Natalie says:

    I have to admit, this book really did a number on me It was recommended to me from a friend, so my expectations were high, but after the first few chapters I was was not getting into it The narrator s first person voice was simple, non descriptive, and frankly just a bit too naive to handle for


  6. Stacy Stacy says:

    When I first read this book several years ago, I was terribly impressed by 1 her writing style, which I really like I wish I could write like that2 the interesting plot of a single girl who had avoided teenage pregnancy through her young life only to end up with someone else s baby3 the relationship


  7. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Real Rating 1.5 of fiveI made a huge mistake I thought this was The Beans of Egypt, Maine It wasn tit was the hallucinations of a pregnant and sleep deprived Kingsolver transmuted to fiction I daresay its fans would say art I beg to differ.Like the unbearable gynergy of The Mists of Avalon, the fog of w


  8. Jenna Jenna says:

    So many things about this book bugged me.1 Someone abandons a baby in your car and you don t get ahold of the police.2 Someone abandons a baby, in your broken down car, you don t have a home or money or a destination in mind, so you decide to adopt baby.3 You decide to adopt baby, but you spent the next sev


  9. jess jess says:

    But nothing on this earth is guaranteed, when you get right down to it, you know I ve been thinking about that About how your kids aren t really YOURS, they re just these people that you try to keep an eye on, and hope you ll all grow up someday to like eachother and still be in one piece What I mean is, everyt


  10. Wyndy Wyndy says:

    When I drove over the Pittman line, I made two promises to myself One I kept, the other I did not Marietta Greer, in her early 20 s, left Pittman, Kentucky alone in a 1955 VW bug with no windows, no back seat, and no starter Her first promise to herself was to get a new name I wasn t crazy about anything I had been


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