The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees : A Novel

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"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"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 104.14 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0061097314
  • 9780061097317
  • 39,270

Review quote

"This is the story of a lovable, resourceful 'instant mother, ' one who speaks, acts and learns for herself, becoming an inspiration for 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""An extraordinary good novel, tough and tender and gritty and moving."-- Anne Rivers Siddons"Loving and expansive...idealistic and exhilarating."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer"show more

Back cover copy

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. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.show more

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111,095 ratings
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4 42% (46,696)
3 23% (25,338)
2 4% (4,925)
1 1% (1,373)
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