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Pigs In Heaven

by Barbara Kingsolver

Harper Collins Canada | September 16, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Pigs In Heaven is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
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. With this wise, compelling novel, the acclaimed" New York Times" bestselling author of" The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees," and" Animal Dreams" vividly renders a world of heartbreak and redeeming love as she defines and defies the boundaries of family, and illuminates the many separate truths about the ties that bind us and tear us apart.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.12 in

Published: September 16, 1999

Publisher: Harper Collins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006109868X

ISBN - 13: 9780061098680

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but the ending wasn't realistic 3.5 stars Taylor adopted a little Native girl, 3-year old Turtle, after Turtle was "dumped" on her by a stranger saying to take care of her. When Turtle is 6, something happens to bring the two of them into the limelight, and they are noticed by Annawake, a Cherokee lawyer who insists the adoption is illegal and sets out to bring Turtle back to the Cherokee Nation and to her roots. It was a bit slow at times, but whenever Taylor and Annawake interacted, I was riveted. But, there wasn't enough of that for me. I thought the ending was a little too nice and neat for me, very unrealistic, I thought. I liked some of the characters, well, particularly one: Taylor's boyfriend, Jax, who was quirky, but very likeable. Overall, it was still good, but I think it could have been better, although I don't know how I would have wanted it to end, but it just wasn't realistic enough for me.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from read it... my first kingsolver experience - spurred me to read the rest of her books - she is an amazing writer - it's like she's sitting in the living room, telling you the story - you can almost see her hands moving! just read it... and all her others too...
Date published: 2000-08-13

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Pigs In Heaven

by Barbara Kingsolver

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.12 in

Published: September 16, 1999

Publisher: Harper Collins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006109868X

ISBN - 13: 9780061098680

From the Publisher

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. With this wise, compelling novel, the acclaimed" New York Times" bestselling author of" The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees," and" Animal Dreams" vividly renders a world of heartbreak and redeeming love as she defines and defies the boundaries of family, and illuminates the many separate truths about the ties that bind us and tear us apart.

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955. She grew up

Editorial Reviews

"Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent concise humor. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart and the soul.""--New York Times Book Review""A novel full of miracles.""--Newsweek""Full of wit, compassion, and intelligence." "--People""There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature. Her dialogue sparkles with sassy wit and the earthy poetry of ordinary folks'' talk; her descriptions have a magical lyricism rooted in daily life but also on familiar terms with the eternal." "--Washington Post Book World""Kingsolver makes you care about her characters to the point of tears; she is bitingly funny--and she writes like a dream.""--San Francisco Chronicle""Breathtaking...unforgettable....This profound, funny, bighearted novel, in which people actually find love and kinship in surprising places, is also heavenly....A rare feat and a triumph.""--Cosmopolitan""That rare combination of a dynamic story told in dramatic language, combined with issues that are serious, debatable and painful...[it''s] about the human heart in all its shapes and ramifications.""--Los Angeles Times Book Review""A crackerjack storyteller...Kingsolver has a way with miracles. One is the way she opens her plot to them. The other is the way she makes us believe.""--Newsweek""Immensely readable, warmhearted...brim[ming] with down-home wisdom and endearing characters.""--Boston Globe"
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