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The bean trees : a novel

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 10th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromane
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0060175796 9780060175795
OCLC Number: 36783693
Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver.
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From the Publisher: 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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