The Bean Trees
Taylor Greer, a poor Kentucky native, heads west with high hopes, but when she arrives in Tuscon, Arizona, she has acquired a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, in a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging. Reprint.
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 BeanTrees is not only a literary masterpiece but a popular triumph—anarrative that readers worldwide have taken into their hearts. TheLos Angeles Times calls The Bean Trees “the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.”
Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl whom she names Turtle and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees
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Saddness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer
"You from out of town?" he asked after a while, eyeing my car. "No," I said. "I go to Kentucky every year to get my license plate."
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