Barbara Kingsolver is a very talented author. she obviously learned a great deal about the indians and this book was informative as well as entertaining. IT was a nice follow up to the Bean Trees.
One of my favorites. Love Barbara Kingsolver.
Kingsolver recalls characters from "The Bean Tree" for this continuation. Three years later we find Taylor and Turtle well settled in Tuscon. While on a tour of several nearby national parks, Turtle and Taylor stop to visit Hoover Dam.
After the tour, Turtle notices a man who is walking inside of the fence just as he disappears down a hole seemingly into the belly of the huge dam. It takes quite a long time to get anyone to believe what she saw; but eventually a rescue team goes in and finds the man still alive.
The story radiates out from their good deed, which is reported on the news. An appearance on Oprah's show draws even more attention to Turtle. Attention of the Cherokee Nation, who are prepared to take back "one of their own". Native American children adopted out of the Nation usually have no Cherokee identity, or knowledge of their tribe.
Taylor has adopted Turtle and can hardly believe that they would remove Turtle But, in fear of losing her, they go on the run.
Thoroughly entertaining and beautifully written as Kingsolver fans have come to expect. I highly recommend this book.
A great story about a six year old girl, Turtle Greer and how witnessing an accident leads to celebrity which leads to a major family conflict.
Loved it and I wish it would continue.
Barbara Kingsolver is one of the best storytellers around. She crafts sentences and observations on life that have stuck in my head for over ten years since I first read this book. This story is interesting, unpredictable with quirky characters she brings you to love.
Another one of those chick novels, confusing story, too many characters, keep losing track of who is who. Put it down after a couple of chapters.
I read this book years ago--It is a lovely book with wonderful characters.
I recommend it 100 percent. Just as great on the second reading.
Taylor Greer never thought she could be a mother until someone gives her an Indian child. She cares and loves little Turtle with all her heart, so much so that Turtle comes before anything else in her life. Turtle sees a man go into the water at Hoover Dam. When he is rescued, the child and her mother get nationwide news coverage and unwanted attention from a crusading tribal lawyer which puts them on the run to keep them together. Their adventures and the dilemma that faces Taylor - to keep her child or give her back to the tribe keeps the tale moving well. The story is delightful but I felt the ending was a bit hokey and unbelievable. Still this was an enjoyable read and I would recommend it to those interested in interracial adoptions.
What a great follow up to Bean Trees! Smooth transition into a crazy, wild, and sometimes heart breaking adventure with Taylor and Turtle. A constellation of beautifully written characters that all breathed rich life. Barbara's fiction stories are magical.
Barbara Kingsolver always comes through with a good story, this one is good, not her best.
personal collection, loved it.
Started out a little slower than most Kingsolver books, but it pulled me in as usual. A very sweet book.
A good follow up on the Bean Trees. Wish there would be a third.