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The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
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Dec 06, 2009

liked it

I was entertained. I was invoked to think about some stuff that I should think about. I'm often not sure where I stand on the immigration issue, but I think this book presents one side of it quite powerfully. I like what this book says about the importance of family and motherhood. The characters aren't anything I'm gonna be gushing over; they're kinda type characters, but they're decent. By the way, does Kingsolver ever write about a healthy relationship between a man and a woman? Just wondering. Esperanza and Esteban are the closest I've seen. I do find that men are usually the devil in Kingsolver's books (though I've only read three), so I was glad to meet Esteban, though Angel and every other man mentioned in this book are schmos. All in all, a good book, but not one that really captured my heart.

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