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The Bean Trees Publisher's Summary

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity of putting down roots.
Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.
©1988 Barbara Kingsolver (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
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