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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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060168018
ISBN-10: 0060168013
Publication Date: 6/1993
Pages: 343
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
Seashore reading. Good sequel to the Bean Tree. Lends to a good discussion of what is the best environment for a minority adopted child.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Pigs in Heaven on + 1262 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of the rare occasions where the sequel outshines the first book. "Pigs in Heaven" continues Taylor & Turtle's adventures with Kingsolver's witty writing. This book kept me wanting more. Cute story!
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Bayberry avatar reviewed Pigs in Heaven on + 12 more book reviews
Loved it and I wish it would continue.
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Barbara Kingsolver is one of the best storytellers around. She crafts sentences and observations on life that have stuck in my head for over ten years since I first read this book. This story is interesting, unpredictable with quirky characters she brings you to love.


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