The Bean Trees

by

Show Synopsis

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver's first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humour and pathos, this highly praised novel ...

Filter Results
Shipping
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Customer Reviews

Write a Review

SONIA F

Sep 13, 2012

Classic

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

Jeremy

Dec 29, 2011

Great book conditon, quick shipping

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

Hanson

Aug 14, 2009

Interesting Plot with Profound Characters

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.

Selina

Oct 2, 2007

Awful

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.

See All Customer Reviews


This item doesn't have extra editions

loading