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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
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Jul 24, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2010
Read from July 20 to 23, 2010, read count: 1

This was Kingsolver's first novel. At first I felt disappointed that the writing was not as poetic and lyrical as in PRODIGAL SUMMER, but then realized that that type of writing would not have fit this story. It needed to be gritty and real.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a young woman's coming into her own and deciding what was important to her. I'm looking forward to the sequel, PIGS IN HEAVEN.

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07/20/2010 page 35
07/21/2010 page 53
23.0% "Yum!"
07/22/2010 page 84
36.0% "Excellent!"
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Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) Now this was a terrific read! I know you'll love this!

Sally Pearce I've loved all of Kingsolver's books so far. I also have the sequel!

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