The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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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 Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.

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The 537th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 48th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 52nd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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