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Pigs in Heaven
Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, leading to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a crisis of historical proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touched their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. W...  more
ISBN-13: 9780613194204
ISBN-10: 0613194209
Publication Date: 10/2001
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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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One of my favorites. Love Barbara Kingsolver.
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Kingsolver recalls characters from "The Bean Tree" for this continuation. Three years later we find Taylor and Turtle well settled in Tuscon. While on a tour of several nearby national parks, Turtle and Taylor stop to visit Hoover Dam.

After the tour, Turtle notices a man who is walking inside of the fence just as he disappears down a hole seemingly into the belly of the huge dam. It takes quite a long time to get anyone to believe what she saw; but eventually a rescue team goes in and finds the man still alive.

The story radiates out from their good deed, which is reported on the news. An appearance on Oprah's show draws even more attention to Turtle. Attention of the Cherokee Nation, who are prepared to take back "one of their own". Native American children adopted out of the Nation usually have no Cherokee identity, or knowledge of their tribe.

Taylor has adopted Turtle and can hardly believe that they would remove Turtle But, in fear of losing her, they go on the run.

Thoroughly entertaining and beautifully written as Kingsolver fans have come to expect. I highly recommend this book.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A great story about a six year old girl, Turtle Greer and how witnessing an accident leads to celebrity which leads to a major family conflict.


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