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The Bean Trees

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Plucky Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an ... Show synopsis

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  • The Bean Trees (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by Barbara Kingsolver

    The Bean Trees

    Trade paperback, Harper Perennial
    2011
    English
    315 pages

    ISBN: 006210392X
    ISBN-13: 9780062103925

    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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Reviews of The Bean Trees

Overall customer rating: 3.500
SONIA F

Classic

by SONIA F on Sep 13, 2012

An American classic novel. Plot, characters, writing, everything about it recommends it for all age groups.

Jeremy

Great book conditon, quick shipping

by Jeremy on Dec 29, 2011

I gave this a 4 * also because I will not be using it until January.

Hanson

Interesting Plot with Profound Characters

by Hanson on Aug 14, 2009

Despite being an assigned novel, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kingsolver is a master at creating characters with interesting personalities, and her characters are what drive the plot in this book. Take for example, Turtle, a three year old child who is taken in by the main character, Taylor. Although it may not seem like it, I found Turtle to be an inspirational character, with a complex and moving history and personality. The only complaint I have, is that it seemed as if Kingsolver tried to add suspense in this book, but overall, wasn't too successful. If you liked The Poisonwood Bible, I recommend reading The Bean Trees as well.

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Selina

Awful

by Selina on Oct 2, 2007

Another reason why people hate assigned reading. This was a book I had to finish and hated every moment. This is a boring book. Characters come and characters go. The lack of plot does not help the matter. I understand that this is supposed to be a character driven novel, but then the character must be interesting. Most of the people I've talked with who read this book have the same complaints. A boring book from begining to end.

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