Seashore reading. Good sequel to the Bean Tree. Lends to a good discussion of what is the best environment for a minority adopted child.
One of my favorite writers. Great story of a woman who adopts (by accident) a Native American child and then has to fight to keep her. Endearing, interesting, well written -- food for thought.
Wonderful, wonderful book. A sequel (or continuation) of "The Bean Trees", this one tells the story of Taylor and her adopted daughter, Turtle, when a fluke causes Turtle to be recognized as a Native American and Taylor's adoption of her is ruled illegal. This is a lovely, lyrical book, full of truth and tears and laughter. Highly recommended.
The second best book ever written, with the first being its prequel, The Bean Trees. It's so romantic, with rich characters and appealing points of view. I worked as a social worker impacted by the Indian Child Welfare Act, and it's a tough history so many children faced. This has such a sweet, delightful ending that you wish all such cases would have.
My favorite Barbara Kingsolver book, and I've read them all. I absolutely cried at the scene where Cash Stillwater and Turtle meet for the first time.