The bean trees: Taylor Greer Series, Book 1

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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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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. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.

Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle.

The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career.

This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

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subject_facet Automobile travel -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Indian children -- Fiction
Indian children -- North America -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Women travelers -- Fiction
Young women -- Fiction
Young women -- Travel -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction
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title_full The Bean Trees Taylor Greer Series, Book 1
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title_short The bean trees :
title_sub Taylor Greer Series, Book 1
topic_facet Automobile travel
Coming of age
Humorous fiction
Indian children
Women travelers
Young women