Title: The Bean Trees
Publisher: Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: SIGNED Bookplate Laid-in
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Author's highly praised debut novel that follows the adventures of Taylor Greene, a young woman who having grown up poor in rural Kentucky, buys an old car and heads west. A touch of wear to bottom corners, a hint of soiling to bottom text block, tiny nick to bottom edge of front board, light creasing, wear to head of dj spine. Despite minor flaws, a beautiful copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1002585
Synopsis: 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.?
From the Back Cover:
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.
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