Title: The Bean Trees
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Cloth-backed paper over boards; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 232. Book is fine, in lightly rubbed and dust-soiled dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # JC9630
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.
Product Description: Barbara Kingsolver's 1988 debut novel is a classic workof American fiction. Now a standard in college literature classes across thenation, and a book that appears in translation across the globe, The BeanTrees is not only a literary masterpiece but a popular triumph?anarrative that readers worldwide have taken into their hearts. The Los Angeles Times calls The Bean Trees ?the work of a visionary. . . . It leaves you open-mouthed and smiling.?
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