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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I'm sad to say I was never assigned The Bean Trees while in high school as many people were, and yet at the same time I might not have appreciated it as much as I have at this point in my life.

The book is beautifully written, and the characters are easily relatable, as well as lovable. I was quickly captivated by this coming of age story and the main character's profound journey into motherhood. I highly recommend this to anyone with heart. You will laugh, cry, worry and feel a sense of relief and accomplishment as each struggle evolves into a life lesson worthy of contemplation. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.

Barbara Kingsolver is an amazing writer. I have loved some of her books and been unable to read some, so I never can approach her knowing what is coming. This book along with "Pigs in Heaven" is one of my favorites. She loves and respects the characters and even the landscape becomes a living part of the story.

There is a great tenderness among these people. There is a villain in the background but we are never introduced to him, only to the pain he has caused, and one damaged ex. Everyone else is just a decent human trying to make his or her way.

BTW, there is an audio version of this which reminded me just how much I loved it, which is why I bought a new copy of the book. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The story and it's a good story is about family, friendship and our responsibilities as people.

To give an example of Kingsolver's style of which I have long been a fan her description of Taylor's first stop, a bar in Oklahoma: The air in there was so hot and stale it felt like I had to breathe it twice to get any oxygen out of it. And this, a description of the house she ends up sharing with Lou Ann and her baby Dwayne Rae: It was the type of house they called a "rambling bungalow" the term reminded me somehow of Elvis Presley movies with wainscoting and steam radiators and about fifty coats of paint on the door frames Taylor has a job, and gets to know two Guatemalan refugees who are being helped by Mattie, Taylor's boss.

Now Taylor is starting to understand the sort of problems other people face, and so when she decides to try to sort out her own legal standing with Turtle, she volunteers to take Estevan and Esperanza with her. That Month in Tuscany. Your life's love story has pretty much been written. But then you meet a rock star on a plane to Italy. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I'm sad to say I was never assigned The Bean Trees while in high school as many people were, and yet at the same time I might not have appreciated it as much as I have at this point in my life. The book is beautifully written, and the characters are easily relatable, as well as lovable.

I was quickly captivated by this coming of age story and the main character's profound journey into motherhood. I highly recommend this to anyone with heart. You will laugh, cry, worry and feel a sense of relief and accomplishment as each struggle evolves into a life lesson worthy of contemplation. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Barbara Kingsolver is an amazing writer. I have loved some of her books and been unable to read some, so I never can approach her knowing what is coming.

This book along with "Pigs in Heaven" is one of my favorites. She loves and respects the characters and even the landscape becomes a living part of the story. There is a great tenderness among these people. There is a villain in the background but we are never introduced to him, only to the pain he has caused, and one damaged ex. Everyone else is just a decent human trying to make his or her way. BTW, there is an audio version of this which reminded me just how much I loved it, which is why I bought a new copy of the book.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The story and it's a good story is about family, friendship and our responsibilities as people. To give an example of Kingsolver's style of which I have long been a fan her description of Taylor's first stop, a bar in Oklahoma: The air in there was so hot and stale it felt like I had to breathe it twice to get any oxygen out of it. And this, a description of the house she ends up sharing with Lou Ann and her baby Dwayne Rae: It was the type of house they called a "rambling bungalow" the term reminded me somehow of Elvis Presley movies with wainscoting and steam radiators and about fifty coats of paint on the door frames Taylor has a job, and gets to know two Guatemalan refugees who are being helped by Mattie, Taylor's boss.

Now Taylor is starting to understand the sort of problems other people face, and so when she decides to try to sort out her own legal standing with Turtle, she volunteers to take Estevan and Esperanza with her. This scene where the Guatemalans are posing as Turtle's natural parents, giving Taylor permission to adopt her, was heart-wrenching: Here was a mother and her daughter, nothing less.

A mother and child - in a world that could barely be bothered with mothers and children - who were going to be taken apart. This was my first book from Barbara Kingsolver, and I really like her style. It is always fun to read about the places I've been to, because it keeps my attention. The main character is a young woman, traveling out in the world to make it on her own, when she receives the gift of a little girl.

The people, who had the girl were not good to her, so a Good Samaritan got her out of that world. This leads to an adventure, gaining more new friends, as they get to AZ.

I thought I knew what was going to happen, and then she surprised me. A very good book. This is my second and I'll be acquiring all of her books. I'd seen her books, but somehow got the idea that she is a romance author. This book is set at an undisclosed time but could take place from the later part of the 20th century to the present. The issues are today's issues. It's also a book about courage and finding family among strangers in a land that could not be more different than the home left behind.

I read this for high school and remembered this for it's language and it's protagonist leaving one life for another. Now, I decided to read this again, just for the sake of reading. The characters were what set me up to be interested in this story again. Taylor, sarcastic and deadpan, is the star of the book.

Her narration reminds me of a high school girl and her trials and tribulations of raising a Native American girl named Turtle is the prime reason to read this book.

The supporting characters do their job well. Lou Ann Ruiz is a divorce reconstructing her life when she meets Taylor, Mattie is the boss of a mechanics that specializes in tires that Taylor works at, and a couple later joins the cast as well forgive me for not knowing their names, I have not gotten there yet.

The story isn't perfect, though. As much as I should know about their pasts, I felt that men got the short end of the stick, but I haven't fully read the book yet, so I might not know. Another is in later in the book. I won't spoil it, but it left me with a small taste that made me shudder. If you like books that have a spunky female lead that takes place in the past, give it a read. See all 1, reviews. See all customer images. Most recent customer reviews. Published 4 days ago. Published 6 days ago.

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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.

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