The Bean Trees

by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780061097317 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjudygreeneyeswing of San Diego, California USA on 3/28/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. She points her barely running car westward. Along the way, unexpectedly for her, she runs right into the real world and the issues that face people daily. When Taylor arrives in Tucson, she's acquired a traveling companion, a three-year-old Native American girl named Turtle. Taylor begins the process of settling in to Tucson and learning how much responsibility is required to care for a child. This is such a beautiful story about love (and its complications and rewards.) Kingsolver explores many social issues along the way, as I have come to expect from her. Her clear-eyed insight is so refreshing.

I first read this story at least a decade ago and loved it. It may be time to read it again. The follow-on book. Pigs In Heaven, is just as great. After reading The Poisonwood Bible I read everything Barbara Kingsolver had written up to that point and have continued to read her new books as they come out. My favorites are Prodigal Summer and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The latter book is a memoir. It focuses on the year her family (husband and 2 daughters) spent farming and supporting their household through farming and trading with others in Appalachia. It was fascinating. The audio version is very special because it is read by the authors (Kingsolver, her husband, and their eldest daughter wrote different chapters).

Obviously, I'm a huge fan.

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Released 4 mos ago (6/28/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library - Paseo Cevera in San Diego, California USA


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