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The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees by  Barbara Kingsolver - Signed First Edition - 1988 - from Nooks Of Books (SKU: 207-5228)
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The Bean Trees

by Kingsolver, Barbara

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  • First
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ISBN 10
0060158638
ISBN 13
9780060158637
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New York: Harper & Row, 1988. [1988]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Light brown boards quarterbound in beige cloth. The spine is stamped in brown. Octavo. 232pps. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is also as new; the original price (16.95) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. This is a Review Copy, and all review materials (placard, black-and-white photo, and review slip) are laid in. The author's first novel. ".Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover.

Synopsis

The Bean Trees , first published in 1988, is the first book written by Barbara Kingsolver and was followed by a sequel, Pigs in Heaven . Taylor Greer hightails it out of Kentucky as soon as she gets a car, refusing to be just another small-town girl.  She soon finds herself in Oklahoma near Cherokee territory, and in a parking lot, a desperate and frightened woman hands Taylor a Cherokee toddler and leaves. Taylor and the child, named Turtle, keep moving out west and try to find somewhere to put down roots and grow. British Fantasy Award (1988)

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
207-5228
Title
The Bean Trees
Author
Kingsolver, Barbara
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0060158638
ISBN 13
9780060158637
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1988
Keywords
BARBARA KINGSOLVER THE BEAN TREES SIGNED FIRST EDITION AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE LITERARY TAYLOR GREER KENTUCKY TUCSON ARIZONA COLLECTIBLE BOOKS NOVELS
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