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The Bean Trees
The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
Young, bright Taylor Greer leaves her poverty-stricken life in Kentucky and heads west, picking up an abandoned Native American baby girl and finds a new home in Tucson with Mattie, an old woman who takes in Central American refugees.
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Eggs Oh that is lovely 💚🤗👏🏻💚 1w
Leftcoastzen Always loved this cover! 1w
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JCPaulk
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Loved this book! Atmospheric, meaningful, with memorable characters yet retaining a lightness and wit that would have been lost with a less deft author.

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Sweet. Love the dead pan one liners of mc Taylor who sets out across the country to find herself and finds her tribe along the way. Great bonds between strong female characters that lift one another up. Lots of fun and great characters. Really enjoyed this one. 🥔🥕🌽🌶🥦

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caitlin.reads.books
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This is the second Barbara Kingsolver novel I‘ve read now. I was a big fan of the first one (The Poisonwood Bible), but it took me until around the halfway point in this one to really like it. The story really came together for me at that point and I started liking the main characters more by then. There were a few laugh out loud moments with some of the dialogue which is part of why I love this author. Glad I read this one! // #fiction #novel

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KimM
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Kingsolver addresses the struggles that indigenous people and immigrants around the world face on a daily basis. Written in 1988, this book, sadly, remains topical.

Btw, this one was not narrated by the author. I didn‘t notice that when I bought it. The narration was sub par so I‘d recommend the physical book.

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Kingsolver delivers yet another homerun! I loved the characters and sweet baby angel Turtle! I'm excited to read the second book in this series. 💖

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😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I woke my husband up when I laughed at this part!

Caroline2 😆 8mo
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LauraBeth
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I haven‘t read any of these! Let me know your thoughts @DGRachel @Chili @ItsAngel

#LMPBC #GroupR #Round5

Chili @LauraBeth I haven‘t read any of them. Any one of them is fine with me. 🙂 10mo
DGRachel I haven‘t read any of these either. One in a Million Boy and Young Jane Young are the most intriguing to me, but I‘m good with any of them. 😊 10mo
kspenmoll Read tThe Bean Trees quite awhile back but loved the characters etc. 10mo
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ItsAngel @LauraBeth I haven‘t read any of them either but most drawn to Young Jane Young 😊 10mo
LauraBeth Let‘s go with Young Jane Young @DGRachel, @chili, @ItsAngel 10mo
ItsAngel Well those were easy decisions! 🤗 Looking forward to it, ladies! 10mo
Chili 👍😊 10mo
DGRachel @LauraBelle @ItsAngel @Chili Yay! I‘m excited for our picks! 10mo
ItsAngel @LauraBeth hi! 👋🏼 Have you have a chance to mail out your #LMPBC book? 8mo
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AF_AF
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"Sadness is more like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer."

Crazeedi Truth 11mo
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AF_AF
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I just realized I've already read the sequel many, many years ago. I'm enjoying this book. #popsugar2019 #authorisamusician

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SitsWithaBook
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I was so looking forward to this. I have loved several of Kingsolver's books but, boy, I could not get into this one. #2018

TheSpineView It happens. It took my years to overcome feeling guilty if I bailed. 11mo
SitsWithaBook Yep...life is just too darn short to not be reading the right book at the right time. 11mo
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LauraBeth
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My version of cleaning the house is organizing the bookshelves. 😹 Procrastination at its finest.

Lynnsoprano Works for me😄 13mo
Ash.on.the.line Somehow I end up doing the same thing too! 😆 13mo
Sarah83 So true 😊 13mo
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Kalalalatja That‘s cleaning I can get behind 🙌 13mo
LeahBergen My favourite type of cleaning. 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
britt_brooke 😆 13mo
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Published in 1988 —- this is a book for the present moment!

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bernadette
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It was a good enjoyable read with some lovely description of the desert. It's her first book and I can believe that Kingsolver's writing gets even better so will definitely try out some of her other books. I loved Turtle's fixation on vegetables.

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bernadette
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My first time reading anything of hers really. I could never quite get past the first few pages of The Poisonwood Bible but I am finding this one much more engaging. Apparently this is her first book. On page 68. I like Taylor's free spirited attitude so far.

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Leftcoastzen
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Happy Birthday to Barbara Kingsolver! Though now back in Kentucky , Arizona can claim her, she spent a couple of decades in Tucson,everywhere she‘s lived has influenced her writing.Social justice, feminism and Environmentalism influence her writing as well, both fiction and nonfiction.

C.Perone Loved this book! Don‘t remember a damn thing about it, but I remember loving it💜💜 2y
Leftcoastzen @C.Perone same page!💜🤣 2y
C.Perone So glad I‘m not the only one🤣 2y
jveezer Animal Dreams is my fave! Set in AZ too, I seem to remember. 2y
Leftcoastzen @jveezer Yes ,it was set in Az. Posting about her has made me want to read Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees again. 2y
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It‘s been years since I last read Kingsolver and I forgot how beautiful her writing is. I loved this story - it‘s hard to believe it was written in 1988, way ahead of its time for awareness of sexual assault, non traditional families, and immigration. Such a heart-warming read despite the seriousness of its topics 💕

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Doing a read your shelves challenge this year so I‘m finally getting around to this ebook I bought when I first got a kindle five years ago. It‘s about time! It‘s a good read as of two chapters in.

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Catching up on day #29 of #NovemberbytheNumbers with another excellent book from my senior English reading list that happened to be published in 1988.

Seriously though, I forgot how good the reading list for this class was; the focus was Mythology & we read a ton of relatively diverse books, almost all of which were written by women. And we didn‘t even think twice about it at my all-girls school. This is another one on my #TBRR list for sure.

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The first book I've read by this author (despite owning many), the first book I've read in a while that I was instantly sure I'd read past page 50 (thanks, reading slump), and the first mass market format paperback I've been caught reading in a while. Love Taylor - she's got a perfect blend of wise ass humor and genuine strength and independence.

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"I have been afraid of putting air in a tire ever since I saw a tractor tire blow up and throw Newt Hardbine's father over the Standard Oil sign."

Isn't this the best first line ever? @Kalalalatja

Prairiegirl_reading I think about this every time I have to put air in my tires!! 2y
Kalalalatja That is a pretty awesome first sentence 👏👏👏 2y
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Dolly
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The storyline could've been taken out of today's headlines. Written 1988, not much has changed. Well written, well told as one would expect from this popular author.

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This character-driven novel pretty much just charmed me to the moon and back. I loved almost everything about it, just knocking off one star for some "uh...what now?" in the Turtle plotline. But I will definitely read the next book, and more Kingsolver in general. (This was my first.)

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JessBerk
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Not a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, but calming, beautifully depicted scenery, and quietly funny. Loved it.

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Cinfhen
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Thanks for the tag @MicheleinPhilly #BookColorTag Here's a red mashup of my books & hubby's ❤️I'm gonna tag @LeahBergen @DebinHawaii @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kalalalatja @WanderingBookaneer and I choose the color white

Kalalalatja And white books you shall have (when I have some daylight 🌞) 2y
WanderingBookaneer When I get home, I shall hunt. 2y
Cinfhen I'll be waiting and watching @Kalalalatja @WanderingBookaneer 😊and I totally forgot about the time difference @Kalalalatja 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Kalalalatja I thought it was intentional to keep the fun going for as long as possible 😄😉 2y
emilyhaldi Fun! 2y
DebinHawaii I won't be home for another hour or two but I will do my best. 👍📚 2y
Reggie I live for horror but Helter Skelter, I had to quit half way because I kept having nightmares of my brother and I getting killed by Charles Manson. 2y
WanderingBookaneer It's #ThirstyThursday . @BookishMarginalia , @gibblr , @Figgy , and I are imbibing and venting about first week back. We still have a couple of hours left. 2y
Cinfhen That's cool, #DrinkandVent 🍸🍹🍷 @WanderingBookaneer (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola I got tagged for teal and turquoise. I feel like I could count those as the same color. 😂 2y
Cinfhen Definitely @Reviewsbylola 👍🏻 2y
Librariana I was tagged for red, too! Yay!! 😄❤📚 2y
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A young woman creating a family for herself and a Cherokee toddler for whom she becomes a guardian after moving cross country from Kentucky to Tucson is a good premise. The immigration component was not as compelling as other immigration stories I have read. The writing style conveyed the story and themes too vaguely.

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A book with a picture of a garden, plus cherry tomatoes from our garden (yeah yeah they're a fruit whatever 😝). #vegetables #junebookbugs

EllieDottie I love this picture!! 2y
LyndseyReads Great picture! Great book! 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍🍅😍 2y
Cinfhen Love the photo ❤️ 2y
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kyraleseberg
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Barbara Kingsolver never disappoints me. Lovely writing, excellent dialogue (Kentucky gals have a trademark way of speaking that you cannot fake), and a decent plot though I felt like we only grazed the surface. I was happy to find out there's a sequel!

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"I never could figure out why men thought they could impress a woman by making the world out to be such a big dangerous deal. I mean, we've got to live in the exact same world every damn day of the week, don't we?"

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Love reading on the porch in this morning light 📖🌞

BooksForEmpathy 😍😍😍. 3y
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kyraleseberg
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Moving on to this book by an author I always enjoy 📖

Reviewsbylola I've been meaning to read this. 3y
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Lmstraubie
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Repost from #elephantjournal Instagram account.

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I just finished this a lot faster than I thought I would, & really enjoyed it even though bits of it were squicky for me. The first part's definitely in a small town and the rest of it still has that feel even though it's spread out over the US! #smalltown #rockinmay @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola I love this cover. I've never read this one. 3y
Bradleygirl @Reviewsbylola yes! It is pretty, I'm a sucker for green. Ironically most of this is set in Arizona, but it has a Kentucky flavor, so the cover's not too misleading. 3y
GatheringBooks i think i read this 20 years ago. must pick up again soonest. 3y
Cinfhen I still need to read 3y
Lwiesman I loved the Poisonwood Bible 3y
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RachelO
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For #sweetchildomine I'm remembering Turtle, from the Bean Trees.

I haven't read this in years, but it jump-started my reading when I first left uni, after a major studying-induced 5-year reading slump!

And as I don't have a photo of bean trees, here are some potatoes actually growing in my allotment, in unseasonably dry ground.

#lyricalapril

Cinfhen That's a wonderful photo 💚💜and another book I've been meaning to read 😬 3y
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Today's Goodwill finds (and the rabbit in a hat craft my daughter made at library story time today)

LauraBeth Nice haul! 3y
kyraleseberg @LauraBeth Thank you! 2 of these have been on my TBR for a very long time so I was excited to find so many amazing choices. (Not pictured is the giant stack of Golden Books I also got today for my daughter 🙈) 3y
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I'm loving this book! It's making me long for Arizona. :)

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FairyHighRoad
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In honor of International Women's Day, these are some of my favorite female authors whose books feature amazing women. #recommendsday #beboldforchange

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No mystery, no suspense, no thrills and no sex, all the ingredients of a dud, or the lack thereof, but thanks to Kingsolver's remarkable writing, The Bean Trees will have you clapping on the inside for all them wonderful characters. The dialogues are superb. You'd inevitably be reading this thing with a southern accent, even if you haven't got a clue what that entails. Yes, you best darn-tootin'. I recommend it. #readjanuary

MMenefee Turtle! This book is great!! 3y
Readingrobin Brings back memories of reading with my book group years ago! 3y
TeR I read this when it came out.... I loved it! I have been a Kingsolver fan ever since! 3y
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EricQiao @MMenefee Indeed! Wonderful characters. @Readingrobin I first read this senior year of high school and we talked about it in class, no one was into it back then 😂 I'm glad I read it again. @TeR I missed it when it first came out...I think I was four. 😅 3y
SadieRuin Love kingsolver 😊💕 3y
[DELETED] 3517561138 Eek! Your dog is so darling!!! 3y
Hooked_on_books Kingsolver has yet to disappoint me. 3y
MyNamesParadise Beautiful dog!! 3y
Alfoster Yes! Loved teaching this to freshman (although gotta admit the boys thoughts it was too much "chick lit")! But, hey when you're 14...??? 3y
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Mini #bookhaul ✌️Something smart, something macho, and something heartwarming, hopefully. Going with macho first, that'd be Nelson DeMille. Man, this guy writes the most sexist protagonist, John Corey. Book starts with him saying, "If I wanted to see assholes all day, I would have become a proctologist. Instead I watch assholes for my country." So at least he's a patriot. Look forward to read The Bean Trees again. And Le Carre never disappoints.

Alfoster Love Bean Trees AND DeMille! Met him at an author signing and he talk (and acts) just like John Corey--quite the flirt (in a nice way)😜! 3y
EricQiao LOL! I've always wondered that about DeMille, 'cause his non-Corey books have basically the same male protagonists! @Alfoster 3y
kyraleseberg Love Kingsolver! Bean Trees and The Lacuna are on my TBR this year. 3y
Reggie I will never forget the summer I met John Corey at Plum Island. He's hilarious, which is nice cause u need something to balance the "omg this could really happen" scariness of Demille's books. 3y
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Kinzuabeth
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Interesting tale beautifully related by Ms. Kingsolver.

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Ubookquitous
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Read banned books - Celebrate Diversity. fREADom! #bannedbooksweek

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razmanda
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I struggled with this one - apparently I tend towards the hyped, LOL. And another case of the book thief, caught in action. Toddlers. The worst. #underhypedbooks #day26 #augustphotochallenge

readinginthedark 😂Mine is always trying to steal my books, too! 3y
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Though I found it a little far-fetched, the book has lovable characters and reminds us to treasure family, blood-related or not. Be kind.

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"Loving and expansive… Idealistic and exhilarating." – Philadelphia Inquirer From the back of the book. Reading this for the What's in a Name Challenge.

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