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Pigs in Heaven
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolvers 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 adoptiontheir 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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StellaB
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I loved this follow up to The Bean Trees. There‘s so much insight and hope for humanity, it‘s pure joy. Taylor and her adopted daughter Turtle meet Turtle‘s birth tribe, who feel she belongs with them… BK manages to make the most opposing views understandable.

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Kristelh
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#bookspin #november Pigs in Heaven
#doublespin #november #The Magnificient Ambersons #pulitzer #bookspinbingo#1

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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AmyK1
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This is a continuation of Taylor and Turtle‘s story, 3 years after the end of The Bean Trees.

Alora Beautiful cover 😍 3mo
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AmyK1
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I spend an amazing, much needed weekend in Illinois with my best friend. Didn‘t get much reading time but we had tons of fun. Gonna try to get a few chapters in while I wait to board my flight.

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HeathHof
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Hooray for bookish coworkers 🥳🎉 She brought this gem in for me to borrow so I can continue on with Talylor and Turtle's story 💜

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sarahbellum
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Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors, so I thought this was a great opportunity to finally participate in #AuthoraMonth!

Unfortunately, this is my least favorite Kingsolver so far. The story felt meandering and soapy to me and was missing a lot of her signature light touch and gentle orchestration. Even so, this is a soft pick, especially if you loved Taylor and Turtle from its prequel, The Bean Trees. And it‘s sleepy puppy approved! 😆

Soubhiville I really liked The Bean Trees. Your reading partner is a cutie. 12mo
batsy Awww, beautiful pup ❤️ 12mo
sarahbellum @Soubhiville @batsy Thank you! Gus is a sweetie 🐶😍 12mo
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Desha What a beautiful dog! I have two of my own...a cocker spaniel and a morkie! 🐶♥️ 12mo
sarahbellum @Desha Thank you! This guy is a mix of just about everything haha 12mo
Desha Awwwww so cute! 💗🐶 12mo
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sarahbellum
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Cozy on a rainy Saturday morning 🥰 #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

SRWCF "Pets" in heaven. ? 12mo
sarahbellum @SRWCF My cat‘s love of lying on my lap almost always wins out over his dislike of the dog 😂 12mo
SRWCF @sarahbellum He clearly weighed the pros and cons! 12mo
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IselaKay
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This book picks up about 3 years after The Bean Trees—which I finished recently and really loved, this one was a really good one too though I wasn‘t filled with the same affection. Still, it pulls at your heart strings and asks some challenging questions about identity, family, and love. It was nice to follow up with Taylor and Turtle again to get some answers and to be introduced to new characters as well.
Definitely recommend!

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CaffeineAndCandy
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Books for #24in4 🎉🎈🥳

Thanks for hosting @Andrew 😘

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IselaKay
Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver

I recently finished reading The Bean Trees, the prequel to this book and I absolutely loved it—naturally I had to buy this one (from thrift books) and look forward to reading it soon!

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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.

#ReadingUSA2019 OK
#ATY2019 book about indigenous people
#SaveMe #MayMovieMagic

Leftcoastzen 👏👍❤️ 4y
Hooked_on_books Oh nice, I have this one! I‘ve liked everything I‘ve read from Kingsolver. 4y
Cinfhen Nice, Barb!! You hit lots of prompts with this one ‼️ 4y
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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 4y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Lol, I have to! #somanychallengessolittletime 😉😂 (edited) 4y
Cinfhen Love the hashtag 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻and the above tagged Kingsolver is AMAZING 4y
squirrelbrain I haven‘t heard of this one before.... 4y
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB Poisonwood is one of my all time faves! 4y
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!😘 4y
Librarybelle I was not aware of this one by Kingsolver. Great pick! 4y
rohit-sawant Nice one! 4y
LeeRHarry She is in my top 5 fave authors 😊 4y
Pamwurtzler I‘ve never seen that - good pick! 4y
jveezer Love her books, especially the early ones. I think my fave is Animal Dreams. 4y
Suet624 I‘d never heard of this one either 4y
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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
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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
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Great story!