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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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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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Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky. She escapes by buying a '55 Volkswagon and heading west. By the time she reaches Tucson, Arizona, she's "inherited" a three-year-old Indian girl named Turtle. A memorable novel about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging.

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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 BeanTrees is not only a literary masterpiece but a popular triumph—anarrative that readers worldwide have taken into their hearts. The Los Angeles Times calls The Bean Trees “the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.”

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of seven works of fiction, including the novels The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction such as Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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ISBN:
9780061765223
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20090519
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 90.21 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky. She escapes by buying a '55 Volkswagon and heading west. By the time she reaches Tucson, Arizona, she's "inherited" a three-year-old Indian girl named Turtle. A memorable novel about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging.
"Synopsis" by , 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. The Los Angeles Times calls The Bean Trees “the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.”
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