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When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, ...Show synopsisWhen six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is a spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.Hide synopsis
Edition: First edition. cover art by Claudyne Bianco.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. condition very good. clean...Very good in very good dust jacket. condition very good. clean glossy cover w/ sm. tear to top spine, sq., solid, tight. very minor soiling to ffep. blue boards straight, minor bump to lower spine. nice copy. fast shipping. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 343 p. Audience: General/trade; General/trade.
Description:First Edition. DJ Good. First edition with full number line....First Edition. DJ Good. First edition with full number line. Clean cover. Unmarked clean pages. Light shelf wear to DJ. DJ price clipped. Gift inscription on front fly.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1993....Fine in fine dust jacket. HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1993. REPRINT Edition, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 343 pages. Clean, tight & bright. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0060168013 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:Very Good in very good jacket. VG hardcover in VG jacket....Very Good in very good jacket. VG hardcover in VG jacket. Seventh printing. SIGNED by author on title page w/no inscription. Mild edgewear. Binding solid. Jacket unclipped. Short tear at front fold. Mild edgewear/scuffs. Solid. 343 pp.
Description:Near Fine. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED by author on title page. This...Near Fine. 1st ed/1st pr, SIGNED by author on title page. This book is square and solid, appears to be unread, and has minor evidence of handling wear to the text block The DJ is sharp in protective mylar Brodart cover. You'll eat a chili dog with delight when this book arrives at your door--with onions! ! ! On second thought, it's a Kingsolver book--make that a tofuti taquito, with extra guacamole! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author(s)
I was really drawn into the story of Bean Trees so I'm glad Kingsolver wrote this follow-up and further developed what happened to Turtle as she grew up. I love her style of writing and didn't want the book to end (even though I wanted to see a resolution of Turtle's problems).
Read this 1st for pleasure, 2nd time for a Book Club. Loved it more on the 2nd reading - there's great descriptive writing, lots of things to think deeply about, and a heartwarming story to enjoy.
After reading this book, you'll add Taylor Greer and her mother Alice to your list of unforgettable literary characters. Barbara Kingsolver has created two women that appeal to the adventurer-homebody/lover-loner/warrior-coward in all of us who've ever loved someone, lost someone, taken a risk, made ...
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