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 Poisonwood 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 Harper Perennial Deluxe Edition features beautiful cover artwork on uncoated stock, French flaps, and deckle-edge pages.--Philadelphia Inquirer
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Size: 8.26h x 5.56w x 0.74d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 52268 / Bean Trees
Reading Level: 5.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13