Book Reviews of Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN-13: 9780061098680
ISBN-10: 006109868X
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 215 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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.
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A novel full of miracles
One of my all time favorite books
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Adopted American Indian girl may be forced to go back and live with her natural grandfather and his tribe after she is seen on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". She happens to be on the show because she saved a man from falling into the Hoover Dam. Very good book
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I really wanted to like this book more than I actually did after reading "The Bean Trees". The book started out good and had a great ending, but got reallllly bogged down and so slow in the middle that I almost gave it up entirely. It's a good book, but too long, in my oh so humble opinion.
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I've had this book on my TBR shelf for some time, but couldn't seem to get it read. Finally I picked it up one snowy day and read it in one day!!

I had never read any of Barbara Kingsolver's novels until this one. It definitely won't be the last one. I love her style of writing.. insightful, witty and so true-to-life.

Taylor Greer, a young, unmarried woman, finds herself the mother of a young girl who has been given to her, literally, by a woman in a parking lot. She adopts her, raises her and loves her as only a mother could. When Turtle [the young girl] is almost 6 years old, Taylor finds out the the adoption was not legal because Turtle is Cherokee and the adoption was not approved by the Cherokee Nation.

What transpires is the basis for the rest of the book, a heartwarming, insightful and funny book that will bring tears to your eyes and a good feeling when you've finished the last page.
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this is a sequel to Bean trees. you really should read that one first. i really like this author. it seems like a little story but it has so much going on underneath it all.
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great story!
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Started out a little slower than most Kingsolver books, but it pulled me in as usual. A very sweet book.
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the sequel to "The Bean Trees", though stands alone as a separate stoyr. Another great book by Barbara Kingsolver.
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This book really pulls you in!
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This is the sequel to The Bean Trees. The continuation of Taylor and her adopted Cherokee daughter, Turtle. A good read. I like Kingsolver's writing style.
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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 historic proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives.
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Barbara Kingsolver always comes through with a good story, this one is good, not her best.
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personal collection, loved it.
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I love almost anything by Barbara Kingsolver and this book is no exception. This is the sequel to The Bean Trees which you don't have to read first but it would be very good if you did.
Taylor is a girl who is out on her own, living life on her own terms. This is the story of what happens when she finds something very special in her car and decides to keep it.

I laughed out loud, I am sure I cried.
Read anything by Barbara Kingsolver you can get your hands on except Flight Behavior.
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A woman is given a native american child while she is on a road trip. Fast forward to when the child is 10ish and there are legal battles about illegal adoption and returning the child to her tribe.
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Loved this book. Kingsolver has such beautiful language.
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6 year old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, leading to a man's dramtic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws he into a crises of historic proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past.
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few highlighting marks on first chapter