Kingsolver, Barbara Pigs in Heaven

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Pigs in Heaven

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When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue.

But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past.

Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is a spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.

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A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, "Pigs in Heaven" continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in "The Bean Trees".

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"Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent concise humor. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart and the soul.""--New York Times Book Review""A novel full of miracles.""--Newsweek""Full of wit, compassion, and intelligence." "--People""There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature. Her dialogue sparkles with sassy wit and the earthy poetry of ordinary folks' talk; her descriptions have a magical lyricism rooted in daily life but also on familiar terms with the eternal." "--Washington Post Book World""Kingsolver makes you care about her characters to the point of tears; she is bitingly funny--and she writes like a dream.""--San Francisco Chronicle""Breathtaking...unforgettable....This profound, funny, bighearted novel, in which people actually find love and kinship in surprising places, is also heavenly....A rare feat and a triumph.""--Cosmopolitan""That rare combination of a dynamic story told in dramatic language, combined with issues that are serious, debatable and painful...[it's] about the human heart in all its shapes and ramifications.""--Los Angeles Times Book Review""A crackerjack storyteller...Kingsolver has a way with miracles. One is the way she opens her plot to them. The other is the way she makes us believe.""--Newsweek""Immensely readable, warmhearted...brim[ming] with down-home wisdom and endearing characters.""--Boston Globe"

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