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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.

Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

Growing up in rural Kentucky,Taylor Greer always knew she would get away someday. After buying a used car, Taylor heads west, with no set destination in mind. Along the way she "inherits" a young Native American girl named Turtle. Just after Taylor and Turtle settle in Arizona and begin to finally fit in somewhere, Taylor faces a challenge...

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061809699
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
HarperPerennial
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Author:
Kingsolver Barbara
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Orphans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Indian children
Subject:
Automobile travel
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19890215
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
232

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"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , Growing up in rural Kentucky,Taylor Greer always knew she would get away someday. After buying a used car, Taylor heads west, with no set destination in mind. Along the way she "inherits" a young Native American girl named Turtle. Just after Taylor and Turtle settle in Arizona and begin to finally fit in somewhere, Taylor faces a challenge...
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