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The bean trees

by Kingsolver, Barbara.

Format: Book on CD 1994
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD Fic KINGSO
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Audio
Call Number  CD Fic KINGSO
CLP - Beechview Audiovisual Collection BOOK CD K
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  BOOK CD K
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC KINGS
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
Call Number  CD/BK FIC KINGS
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC KINGSOLVER (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CD KING
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD KING
When Taylor Greer hits the road she has no real destination, only to get as far from Kentucky as possible. By the time she ends up in Arizona, she has inherited a three-year-old Cherokee girl from an Indian woman she met in a bar. Available to libraries only
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Feisty Taylor Greer is determined to leave poverty-stricken Pittman County, Kentucky, and to escape the ``barefoot and pregnant'' route taken by the majority of her peers. She heads west in a 1955 Volkswagen, which breaks down on a Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. Tired and almost out of money, Taylor is taken by surprise when a woman leaves an abused child in the front seat of her car. Unprepared for the sudden onslaught of emotion that overcomes her, Taylor becomes the child's guardian, settles in Tucson, and meets a wonderful network of friends who help her to cope with her new responsibilities. Kingsolver tackles a number of depressing contemporary social ills, including child abuse, divorce, and political refugees, in a warm and generous first novel. JW. [CIP] 87-45633"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Feisty Marietta Greer changes her name to ``Taylor'' when her car runs out of gas in Taylorville, Ill. By the time she reaches Oklahoma, this strong-willed young Kentucky native with a quick tongue and an open mind is catapulted into a surprising new life. Taylor leaves home in a beat-up '55 Volkswagen bug, on her way to nowhere in particular, savoring her freedom. But when a forlorn Cherokee woman drops a baby in Taylor's passenger seat and asks her to take it, she does. A first novel, The Bean Trees is an overwhelming delight, as random and unexpected as real life. The unmistakable voice of its irresistible heroine is whimsical, yet deeply insightful. Taylor playfully names her little foundling ``Turtle,'' because she clings with an unrelenting, reptilian grip; at the same time, Taylor aches at the thought of the silent, staring child's past suffering. With Turtle in tow, Taylor lands in Tucson, Ariz., with two flat tires and decides to stay. The desert climate, landscape and vegetation are completely foreign to Taylor, and in learning to love Arizona, she also comes face to face with its rattlesnakes and tarantulas. Similarly, Taylor finds that motherhood, responsibility and independence are thorny, if welcome, gifts. This funny, inspiring book is a marvelous affirmation of risk-taking, commitment and everyday miracles. (March) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Young women -- Travel -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Indian children -- North America -- Fiction.
Automobile travel -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,1994
Contributors Critt, C. J.
Participants/Performers Narrated by C.J. Critt.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
An unabridged recording of the book.
With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking.
In container (16 cm.).
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0788733982
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