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Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
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Feb 12, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

A sequel to The Bean Trees and I actually liked it better which is rare for me. The story centers around Taylor's illegal adoption of Turtle and the Cherokee nations attempt to get Turtle back. It studies the question of "best for the individual" vs "best for the group" and acknowledges both sides of the problem. The characters are very well written and developed. Barbara Kingsolver really takes you into the heart of her story. I also liked the exploration of what makes a family and how people need other people to survive.(minus a star for some rough language and a weird random scene with Jax in the middle, but then I had to give another star back because it is just so good.)
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Wendy I agree that this is one sequel that is better than the original. Kingsolver always does a great job of exploring ethical dilemmas, and I like that her characters are flawed, very believable people.

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