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Author: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0812474945
Publisher: Perfection Learning; 1st edition (March 1, 1989)
Language: English
Category: Literary
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Rating: 4.2
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e-Book The Bean Trees epub download

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees is the first novel by American writer Barbara Kingsolver, published in 1988 and reissued in 1998. It was followed by the sequel Pigs in Heaven.

The Bean Trees is the first novel by American writer Barbara Kingsolver, published in 1988 and reissued in 1998. The protagonist of the novel is named Taylor Greer, a native of Kentucky. She sets out to leave home and travel west, and finds herself in Oklahoma near Cherokee territory. As Taylor stops in the town, a woman suddenly approaches, deposits a small child, and leaves with no further explanation.

Extraordinary Praise. for. Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees. The bean trees is the work of a visionary.

A novel by. Barbara kingsolver. Other books by barbara kingsolver. For Ismene, and all the mothers who have lost her. CONTENTS. ONE. The One to Get Away. I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine's father over the top of the Standard Oil sign.

Barbara Kingsolver's 1988 debut novel is a classic workof American fiction. Now a standard in college literature classes across thenation. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.

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The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant.

Author : Barbara Kingsolver. Series : Greer Family Published : March 1st 1989.

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Within a few weeks she was talking again.

Within a few weeks she was talking again py had popped him on. .I had no idea where Turtle had learned to talk like that, but then Edna and Virgie Mae did have TV. Cynthia was concerned about Turtle’s tendency to bury the dollies, believing that it indicated a fixation with death, but I assured her that Turtle was only trying to grow dolly trees. Cynthia was the strawberry blonde social worker

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic.

"A warmhearted and highly entertaining first novel in which a poor but plucky Kentucky girl . . . arrives at surprising new meanings for love, friendship, and family."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
I'm sad to say I was never assigned The Bean Trees while in high school as many people were, and yet at the same time I might not have appreciated it as much as I have at this point in my life. The book is beautifully written, and the characters are easily relatable, as well as lovable. I was quickly captivated by this coming of age story and the main character's profound journey into motherhood.
I highly recommend this to anyone with heart. You will laugh, cry, worry and feel a sense of relief and accomplishment as each struggle evolves into a life lesson worthy of contemplation.
Barbara Kingsolver is an amazing writer. I have loved some of her books and been unable to read some, so I never can approach her knowing what is coming. This book along with "Pigs in Heaven" is one of my favorites. She loves and respects the characters and even the landscape becomes a living part of the story. There is a great tenderness among these people. There is a villain in the background but we are never introduced to him, only to the pain he has caused, and one damaged ex. Everyone else is just a decent human trying to make his or her way. BTW, there is an audio version of this which reminded me just how much I loved it, which is why I bought a new copy of the book.
This cleverly written, engrossing tale of Marietta/Taylor Greer's escape from her birthplace in Kentucky, and what eventually happens to her in Arizona.
The story (and it's a good story) is about family, friendship and our responsibilities as people.
To give an example of Kingsolver's style (of which I have long been a fan) her description of Taylor's first stop, a bar in Oklahoma:
"..and the black grease on the back of the stove looked like it had been there since the Dawn of Man. The air in there was so hot and stale it felt like I had to breathe it twice to get any oxygen out of it." - p. 21

At this point Taylor is 'given' an Indian baby girl - whom she callsTurtle.

And this, a description of the house she ends up sharing with Lou Ann and her baby Dwayne Rae:
"The house was old and roomy, there was plenty of space for Turtle's bed in my room. It was the type of house they called a "rambling bungalow" (the term reminded me somehow of Elvis Presley movies) with wainscoting and steam radiators and about fifty coats of paint on the door frames..." - p. 191


Taylor has a job, and gets to know two Guatemalan refugees who are being helped by Mattie, Taylor's boss. Now Taylor is starting to understand the sort of problems other people face, and so when she decides to try to sort out her own legal standing with Turtle, she volunteers to take Estevan and Esperanza with her.

This scene where the Guatemalans are posing as Turtle's natural parents, giving Taylor permission to adopt her, was heart-wrenching:
"Esperanza...held her against her chest, rocking back and forth for a very long time with her eyes squeezed shut...the rest of us watched... Here was a mother and her daughter, nothing less. A mother and child - in a world that could barely be bothered with mothers and children - who were going to be taken apart. Everybody believed it." - p. 291

How appropriate for this time!
This was my first book from Barbara Kingsolver, and I really like her style. It is always fun to read about the places I've been to, because it keeps my attention. The main character is a young woman, traveling out in the world to make it on her own, when she receives the gift of a little girl. The people, who had the girl were not good to her, so a Good Samaritan got her out of that world. This leads to an adventure, gaining more new friends, as they get to AZ. I thought I knew what was going to happen, and then she surprised me. A very good book.
As much as I read, it's hard to believe I only recently read my first Barbara Kingsolver Book. This is my second and I'll be acquiring all of her books. I'd seen her books, but somehow got the idea that she is a romance author. This book is set at an undisclosed time but could take place from the later part of the 20th century to the present. The issues are today's issues. It's also a book about courage and finding family among strangers in a land that could not be more different than the home left behind. It's 4:13 am and I've just finished reading it for the first time.
I read this for high school and remembered this for it's language and it's protagonist leaving one life for another. Now, I decided to read this again, just for the sake of reading. The characters were what set me up to be interested in this story again. Taylor, sarcastic and deadpan, is the star of the book. Her narration reminds me of a high school girl and her trials and tribulations of raising a Native American girl (named Turtle) is the prime reason to read this book. The supporting characters do their job well. Lou Ann Ruiz is a divorce reconstructing her life when she meets Taylor, Mattie is the boss of a mechanics that specializes in tires that Taylor works at, and a couple later joins the cast as well (forgive me for not knowing their names, I have not gotten there yet.) The story isn't perfect, though. As much as I should know about their pasts, I felt that men got the short end of the stick, but I haven't fully read the book yet, so I might not know. Another is in later in the book. I won't spoil it, but it left me with a small taste that made me shudder. If you like books that have a spunky female lead that takes place in the past, give it a read.