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The Bean Trees

By Kingsolver, Barbara




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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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row. NF/F. 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. SIGNED by author on title page. Author's 1st book. Straight, clean, tight book with a small, faint spot to lower page edges and a small, very faint spot to title, half-title and dedication pages on the lower part of the outer edge. The dustjacket is price intact, clean, unfaded and has no chips or tears. Very nice example of a scarce book, particularly signed. ; Signed by Author .

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Price: $432.00


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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1988-05-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $411.24


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

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.

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Price: $400.00


THE BEAN TREES

Kingsolver, Barbara

Harper A FINE FIRST IN DJ. SIGNED. Signed. FIRST. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $400.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper and Row, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine first edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by Kingsolver on title page. Additionally, this is a REVIEW Copy with review slip laid in (some wear to slip). Signed by Author.

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Price: $350.00


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Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1988 Slightest of wear to book and dust jacket; o/w F/F; signed bookplate by author loosely laid in. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $345.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row. F/NF. 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. Author's 1st book. Straight, clean, tight book with no writing in it. The dustjacket is price intact, clean, crisp and unfaded and has no chips or tears, but if you hold it slanted to the light you can see a very faint wrinkle to upper front near spine. Very nice example of a scarce book. .

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Price: $331.20


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 1988. In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Author's highly praised debut novel that follows the adventures of Taylor Greene, a young woman who having grown up poor in rural Kentucky, buys an old car and heads west. A touch of wear to bottom corners, a hint of soiling to bottom text block, tiny nick to bottom edge of front board, light creasing, wear to head of dj spine. Despite minor flaws, a beautiful copy. . SIGNED Bookplate Laid-in. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine/Fine.

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The Bean Trees

KINGSOLVER, BARBARA

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Bound in off-white cloth with brown paper to boards; brown lettering to spine & publisher's insignia blindstamped to lower right front board. Signed on the title page. Spine cocked, bottom corners of boards lightly bumped and some very light dust soil to bottom. Dust-jacket with some light wear to one corner and at one point on bottom edge, and light bump to head and heel of spine. . Signed By the Author. First Edition. Cloth Spine. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: HarperCollins Canada, 1988. Book. Very Good+. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). American First. First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 10; signed in person on the title page by Barbara Kingsolver with no inscription while on a reading tour to Vancouver, B.C.; minor edge wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition..

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Price: $300.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Scranton, Pennsylvania: HarperCollins. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060158638 . Signed by author. Some wear to outer tips of front d/j, some bruising to spine ends, price-clipped. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author .

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Price: $300.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

HarperCollins. Hardcover. 0060158638 First print signed by the author on the title page. Packed in a sturdy box, bubble wrapped with dust jacket in a Brodart removal cover. . Fine. 1988. 1st Edition.

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Price: $295.00


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The Bean Trees

KINGSOLVER, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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Price: $260.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Harper & Row, 1988. First Edition. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. A lovely First Edition, First Printing with number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Author's First Book. In fine cream and tan cloth & boards but for a near previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a fine dustjacket complete with the original price ($16.95) and protected by an archival plastic cover. A beautiful copy.

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Price: $255.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. [1988]. Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Light brown boards quarterbound in beige cloth. The spine is stamped in brown. Octavo. 232pps. There is mild bumping to the tips and touches of dustspotting to the fore-edge (only). Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed; the original price (16.95) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. A nice, collector's-quality copy of the author's first novel.<b><font color=#003366><br><br> "...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."</b></font><br><br> 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.

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Price: $250.00


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Bean Trees, The

Barbara Kingsolver

2011-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $221.51


The Bean Trees

KINGSOLVER, BARBARA

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Bound in off-white cloth with brown paper to boards; brown lettering to spine & publisher's insignia blindstamped to lower right front board. A very slight fade is noticeable to lower edge of front board.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $200.00


THE BEAN TREES

KINGSOLVER, BARBARA

NEW YORK NY: HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS. F/NF. PUB 1988. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. D.J. IS PRICE-CLIPPED BUT OTHERWISE A BEAUTIFUL COPY. . Keywords: NOVEL, FIRST BOOK, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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Price: $200.00


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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

Harper & Row, 1988. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine copy in like jacket.Without Wear.First Edition.Full Numberline.First Book.Beautiful Copy..

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Price: $195.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York, New York, U.S.A.: HarperCollins, 1988. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed By Author on Title Page. First Edition, First Printing. Book has light stain on inside front and back cover where dust jacket was glued in. dust jacket has corresponding staining on flaps. Inacribed "Chuck, warm wishes" and then signed. Dust jacket protected by removable Brodart cover..

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Price: $190.00


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, [1988]. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Author's first book. Bound in the publisher's original quarter white cloth and brown boards with the spine stamped in brown. Dust jacket.

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Price: $180.00


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The Bean Trees: A Novel [Signed]

KINGSOLVER, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive copy of the author's well-received first novel. First Printing. Octavo; brown paper over beige cloth, with titles stamped in dark brown on spine; dustjacket; 232pp. Signed by Kingsolver on the half-title page. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $16.95).

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Price: $150.00


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Bean Trees: a Novel

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket . Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Author's first book. .

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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing (with full number line beginning with 1) in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 232 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An extraordinarily nice copy of this famous author's first novel.

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Price: $150.00


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Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Harper & Row, 1988. Hardcover Hardcover. New. Spine ends are a little soft. A tight, clean book in a bright DJ.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1998-08-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $124.53


The Bean Trees (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

Barbara Kingsolver

G K Hall & Co, 1989-07-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First edition of author's 1st book. NF in NF dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Bean Trees: Novel-Ties Study Guide

Barbara Kingsolver

2007-09-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bean Trees: A Novel

Barbara Kingsolver

1998-04-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $114.22


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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1989-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $110.57


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The Bean Trees: A Novel

Barbara Kingsolver

2013-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bean Trees: A Novel

Barbara Kingsolver

2009-08-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1989-04-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Scranton: Harper Collins, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Hardcover, very good condition, very good jacket.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

E-05: Virago Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Virago Press. 1989. 232 pgs. First Edition/First Printing (UK). Signed by Barbara Kingsolver on the half title page. DJ has light shelf-wear present. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt titles present. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Feisty Marietta Greer changes her name to "Taylor" when her car runs out of gas in Taylorville, Ill. By the time she reaches Oklahoma, this strong-willed young Kentucky native with a quick tongue and an open mind is catapulted into a surprising new life. Taylor leaves home in a beat-up '55 Volkswagen bug, on her way to nowhere in particular, savoring her freedom. But when a forlorn Cherokee woman drops a baby in Taylor's passenger seat and asks her to take it, she does. A first novel, The Bean Trees is an overwhelming delight, as random and unexpected as real life. The unmistakable voice of its irresistible heroine is whimsical, yet deeply insightful. Taylor playfully names her little foundling "Turtle," because she clings with an unrelenting, reptilian grip; at the same time, Taylor aches at the thought of the silent, staring child's past suffering. With Turtle in tow, Taylor lands in Tucson, Ariz. , with two flat tires and decides to stay. The desert climate, landscape and vegetation are completely foreign to Taylor, and in learning to love Arizona, she also comes face to face with its rattlesnakes and tarantulas. Similarly, Taylor finds that motherhood, responsibility and independence are thorny, if welcome, gifts. This funny, inspiring book is a marvelous affirmation of risk-taking, commitment and everyday miracles. E-05; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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The Bean Trees (Signed First Edition)

KINGSOLVER, Barbara

New York: Harper & Row, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Kingsolver's uncommon first book, a well received novel. A tight near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some minor wear. Signed by Kingsolver on the title page.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

2001-02-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1999-09-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $98.49


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The Bean Trees

Kingsolver, Barbara

Harpercollins, 1988-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. DJ has tanning around flap edges. No price clip. Light wear to bottom text block. Author's first book. Harper & Row, NY. 1988.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1989-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $94.66


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THE BEAN TREES

Barbara Kingsolver

New York: Harper. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0060158638 . Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First Edition stated. Scuffing and slight foxing to lower page edges. Taping to lower front and rear panels. Scuffing to front and rear panels. Front end page torn. Previous owner stamp to half title page. Bumps to rear panel. Ex -Library with the usual markings. ; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 232 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $89.95


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THE BEAN TREES

KINGSOLVER, BARBARA

NY: HARPER & ROW, 1988. SMALL OWNER'S NAME TO FFEP. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK.. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. VG/VG.

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Bean Trees; Pigs In Heaven; Homeland - A Barbara Kingsolver Omnibus

Barbara Kingsolver

2001-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $87.63


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The Bean Trees (Signed First Edition)

KINGSOLVER, Barbara

London: Virago Press, 1989. First English edition. Hardcover. First printing. Kingsolver's well received first book. A very near fine copy in a very near fine jacket that differs from the U.S. version. Signed by Kingsolver on the title page.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1994-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.38


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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

2001-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

1990-07-12. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $79.17


The Bean Trees (The Emc Masterpiece Series Access Editions)

Barbara Kingsolver

Emc Pub, 2004-07-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Bean Trees

Barbara Kingsolver

2002-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $76.76