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The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees

Author(s): Barbara Kingsolver

Location(s): Arizona

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Taylor Greer moves from her home state of Kentucky in the hope of avoiding the fate of her contemporaries. As soon as she can, she buys a car and en route “out of Kentucky” she is handed a baby by a native Indian woman.
She continues her journey, with baby and stop when the car breaks down. This is Arizona. And it is here that Taylor begins to build her own life.

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‘A remarkable, enjoyable book … I’d definitely urge you to read it’ New York Times

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