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The Bean Trees

A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $16.99

The Bean Trees

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The Bean Trees

A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

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 functioning car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a child: a three-year-old Cherokee girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity of putting down roots.

“So wry and wise we wish it would never end. . . . The chatty, down-home audacity of Barbara Kingsolver’s remarkable first novel hooks us on the first page.”-San Francisco Chronicle

Freshman Common Read: Nebraska Methodist College

Critical Praise

“The work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.” - Los Angeles Times

“As clear as air. It is the southern novel taken west, its colors as translucent and polished as one of those slices of rose agate from a desert shop.” - New York Times Book Review

"An extraordinary good novel, tough and tender and gritty and moving." - Anne Rivers Siddons

“So wry and wise we wish it would never end....The chatty, down-home audacity of Barbara Kingsolver’s remarkable first novel hooks us on the first page.” - San Francisco Chronicle

"A major new talent. From the very first page, Kingsolver's characters tug at the heart and soul." - Ms.

“An astonishing literary debut....For a deep breath of fresh air, spend some time in the neighborhood of The Bean Trees.” - Cosmopolitan

"Idealistic and exhilerating, The Bean Trees is a book that combines the most careful craft with a moral code that is loving and expansive." - Philadelphia Inquirer

“This is the story of a lovable, resourceful ‘instant mother,’ one who speaks, acts and learns for herself, becoming an inspiration to us all.” - Glamour

“This funny, inspiring book is a marvelous affirmation of risk-taking, commitment and everyday miracles...An overwhelming delight, as random and unexpected as real life.” - Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062277756
  • ISBN 10: 0062277758
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/07/2013
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.613 in (d)
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Family Life