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Pigs in Heaven
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts. Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption—their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
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BarbaraBB
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The character building in this book is so good! Although the plot fell a bit flat in the middle, I was captured completely by the story of Taylor and her adopted daughter Turtle, a Cherokee. A Cherokee lawyer fights the adoption and states that Turtle should be raised by her own community. Taylor of course can‘t let her go and fights back in the only way she knows.

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Leftcoastzen 👏👍❤️ 1w
Hooked_on_books Oh nice, I have this one! I‘ve liked everything I‘ve read from Kingsolver. 1w
Cinfhen Nice, Barb!! You hit lots of prompts with this one ‼️ 1w
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BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books It was my first Kingsolver (finally!) but I really want more by her. Fortunately I have this one on my shelves 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Lol, I have to! #somanychallengessolittletime 😉😂 (edited) 1w
Cinfhen Love the hashtag 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻and the above tagged Kingsolver is AMAZING 1w
squirrelbrain I haven‘t heard of this one before.... 1w
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Poisonwood is one of my all time faves! 1w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I know it‘s a favorite of yours so I‘m going to read it later this year for one of the challenges!😘 1w
Librarybelle I was not aware of this one by Kingsolver. Great pick! 1w
rohit-sawant Nice one! 1w
LeeRHarry She is in my top 5 fave authors 😊 1w
Pamwurtzler I‘ve never seen that - good pick! 1w
jveezer Love her books, especially the early ones. I think my fave is Animal Dreams. 1w
Suet624 I‘d never heard of this one either 7d
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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The cover of this book is gorgeous! I wanted so much to like it, but I've had it for more than 2 weeks and I'm less than halfway through. I was not wanting to pick it back up.

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Wendirella
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Cats apparently like to smell books also. #Punki

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Cspen113
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is my 2nd Kingsolver book. I love her writing. She has a way of making you homesick in a way, though you‘ve never experienced what she‘s describing. I love the last sentence.

“That people don‘t really love one another and dance in the woods for no other reason than to promise goodness, and lose track of themselves, and keep an old fire burning.”

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Cspen113
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Starting this one while waiting for 3rd period to start.

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Brooke_H
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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“Alice realizes something important about her daughter at this moment: that she‘s genuinely a mother. She has changed in this way that motherhood changes you, so that you forget you ever had time for small things like despising the color pink.”

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Kinzuabeth
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Great story!