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The bean trees: a novel

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A poor girl from Kentucky, Taylor Greer travels west after high school. Midway across the country, she becomes the guardian of an abandoned Native American baby girl. When she runs out of money, she is taken under wing by a grandmotherly woman. A wonderful novel about love and friendship.
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ISBN:
9780060915544
9780833525185
9780061765223
006210392
9780061782107
9781428178564
9780061097317
9780788733987
9780061901874
9780060175795
9780061809699
00610973141998
9780062277756
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.6, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
900L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-12-17 10:56:16AM
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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 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.

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title_display The bean trees : a novel
title_full The Bean Trees Taylor Greer Series, Book 1, The bean trees : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver, The bean trees : a novel / by Barbara Kingsolver, The bean trees [sound recording] / Barbara Kingsolver, The bean trees [sound recording]/ Barbara Kingsolver
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