The Bean Trees

by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by winghetku77wing of Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 4/9/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by winghetku77wing from Nokia, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
From the back cover:

"Meet Taylor Greer. Clear eyed and spirited she grew up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys a '55 Volkswagen and heads west. But by the time our plucky if unlikely heroine pulls up on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona at an auto repair shop called Jesus is Lord Used Tires that also happens to be a sanctuary for Central American refugees, she's "inherited" a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle. What follows - as Taylor meets the human condition head-on - is at the heart of this memorable novel about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places."

Journal Entry 2 by winghetku77wing at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/19/2024 UTC) at BC 2024 Convention in Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


On offer at the International Bookcrossing Convention in Tampere. I hope it will find a new reader!

Journal Entry 3 by Apechild at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, April 20, 2024
I just love Barbara Kingsolver, I am reading Demon Copperhead just now, so when I saw this one, which I haven't read, I had to take it. So, back to England now .

Journal Entry 4 by Apechild at York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 22, 2024
I am sure this woman can do no wrong. Another wonderful book from Barbara Kingsolver. It's an early one and a little different to her others in that it isn't a brick of a novel. But it has the characters with personality, reflecting on the world they find themselves in, and social injustices - in this case of the illegal immigrant, and the lack of empathy for them in this story they are fleeing Guatemala. Given this was written in the 80s, its sad to think how much hasn't changed.

I read Demon Copperhead this year, so it's nice to come to a tale where fostering (well adoption) comes to a happy end. Or at least I hope so, for Turtle is only three when Taylor adopts her.

It's set in Arizona, a hot and dry state a million miles away from where I am sitting, after a day of constant rain.

Journal Entry 5 by Apechild at Little Free Library in Sharrington, Norfolk United Kingdom on Friday, May 31, 2024

Released 1 wk ago (5/31/2024 UTC) at Little Free Library in Sharrington, Norfolk United Kingdom


We went to Holt this morning to walk around the nature reserve - we are on holiday in Norfolk. On the way back thought to take a tiny detour to the village of Sharrington. Managed to find a geocache and then came to this most wonderful little library. Lots of good books inside, many I had already read. I left two, Farmer Boy and The Bean Trees, and took two. I just loved the dolls house front to this little library.

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