The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees

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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"
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • English
  • 0812474945
  • 9780812474947
  • 1,179,387

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"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""The Bean Trees is the work of a visionary.... It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.""--Los Angeles Times""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""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""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""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""A lively first easy book to enjoy.""--The New Yorker"
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117,494 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 30% (35,196)
4 42% (49,327)
3 22% (26,418)
2 4% (5,111)
1 1% (1,442)
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