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Pigs in Heaven (original 1993; edition 1994)

by Barbara Kingsolver

Series: Turtle (2)

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Title:Pigs in Heaven
Authors:Barbara Kingsolver
Info:Harper Perennial (1994), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 352 pages
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Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (1993)

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    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (Kerian)
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    Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (charl08)
    charl08: Female protagonist in charge of a child without warning, trying to make sense of new caring responsibilities (with mixed results) on a road trip.
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The continuing story of Taylor and Turtle involves new and previously known characters. If you were missing them, you get to know them better, as well as learn more about the connection between Taylor and Turtle. ( )
  Lylee | Apr 3, 2016 |
This is the sequel to [The Bean Trees]. It's really not absolutely necessary to read the two books in order, but it is recommended. This is more contrived, I think ... good intentions always triumph over bad reality. But Kingsolver is a talented writer and a good story-teller. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 26, 2016 |
The sequel to "The Bean Trees", this book is good but has less of Kingsolver's humor and more focus on the social dilemma of an ethnic child being raised by a non-ethnic parent. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
Dropped off on my table by a friend. Realized after I had read a few pages that I had read it before so I skimmed it to get the story I remember and it is a great book about a moral issue concerning an adopted native child by a white woman and her and the native family's concerns, decisions and moral obligations to /for the child. A good read. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 23, 2016 |
In this sequel to The Bean Trees, Taylor Greer and her adopted daughter, Turtle, are living in Tucson with Taylor’s boyfriend. After Turtle saves a man’s life, the nationally televised story brings them to the attention of a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation. She starts investigating and discovers that Turtle’s adoption wasn’t legal. Taylor will do anything to keep Turtle, and with the help of Taylor’s mother, their journey to become a family affects the lives of everyone they meet.

This wasn’t a bad book, but I didn’t enjoy reading it. The plot was really predictable, so the story itself was boring, and it was obvious that there were no happy endings. I did enjoy learning more about Cherokee culture, but overall, this was my least favorite of Kingsolver’s books. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
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The case for community is so one-sided and the outcome so predictable that the reader begins to suffocate in all the sweetness. You begin to cringe at treacly lines like "Heaven's on down the trail a little bit" and "I oftentimes have communication problems with my heart." Ms. Kingsolver is oftentimes a talented, funny writer in "Pigs in Heaven," but after a while you begin to wish she would invent a Hell, Okla., and make a case for living there, too.
 
Barbara Kingsolver's terrific new novel, "Pigs in Heaven," picks up where her highly acclaimed first novel, "The Bean Trees," left off. In this heart-twisting sequel, her feisty young heroine, Taylor Greer, is faced with the possibility of losing her 6-year-old daughter, Turtle.
 

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A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, Pigs in Heaven continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in The Bean Trees.

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Brings together Taylor, Turtle and Alice from "The Bean Trees" together with a new cast - Jax, Barbie Sugar Boss, Oklahoma and Annawake Fourkiller. When six-year-old Turtle witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence, and her mother's belief in her, leads to a man's rescue.… (more)

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