|Item||:||The Bean Trees: A Novel [Paperback]|
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Barbara Kingsolver's 1988 debut novel is a classic workof American fiction. Now a standard in college literature classes across thenation, and a book that appears in translation across the globe,The BeanTreesis not only a literary masterpiece but a popular triumph—anarrative that readers worldwide have taken into their hearts. TheLos Angeles TimescallsThe Bean Trees“the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.”
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.
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