The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

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 429th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bean Trees: Novel-Ties Study Guide Paperback 3810076 $11.86 2007
Spark Notes The Bean Trees Paperback 2175334 $49.99 $3.46 2002
The Complete Fiction: The Bean Trees, Homeland, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven Paperback 116270 $48.99 $7.50 1995
The Bean Trees: A Novel Paperback 16920 $9.21 $1.98 2013
The Bean Trees Paperback 157463 $1.30 $0.01 2003
The Bean Trees Anniversary Edition: A Novel Hardcover 498692 $1.60 $0.01 1998
The Bean Trees Audible Audio Edition 2671 $14.95 2009
The Bean Trees: A Novel Paperback 176905 $4.56 $2.50 2011
The Bean Trees Hardcover 648648 $19.88 $0.01
The Bean Trees: A Novel Kindle Edition 111 $5.04 2009
The Bean Trees Low Price CD Audio CD 827193 $11.58 $11.50 2009
The Complete Fiction: The Bean Trees, Homeland, Animal Dreams, Pigs in Heaven Paperback 3279745 $37.53 $19.19 1995
The Bean Trees: A Novel Paperback 58854 $6.54 $0.01 2009
The Bean Trees Paperback 418145 $5.83 $0.01 1989
The Bean Trees Hardcover 611722 $10.77 $2.64 1998
The Bean Trees: A Novel Mass Market Paperback 18356 $39.29 $1.95 1998
The Bean Trees (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 737888 $19.99 2017