Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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Taylor Greer never thought she'd be a mother. But, thanks to a bizarre chain of events in "The Bean Trees," she finds herself raising a Cherokee child named Turtle. Now six years old, the little girl who was initially so traumatized by previous abuse that she didn't speak, has made herself at home with Taylor and her boyfriend Jackson. To Turtle, they are the only parents she has ever known. But an unexpected moment of recognition attracts the attention of an Oklahoma lawyer, Annawake Fourkiller, to Turtle. Knowing it's illegal for a Cherokee child to be adopted outside her tribe, Annawake sets out to find Taylor and Turtle, and begin the process of returning her to what she feels is her rightful place in the world. But both mother and daughter have other ideas, and with Taylor's mother Alice, they embark on a road trip intending to begin a life elsewhere. Taylor finally concedes that she and Turtle can't run away from their problems forever. She only prays that Annawake and the others who have become involved in the case will see that skin color and genetics aren't the only important factors in creating a loving mother and daughter.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061436697
0061436690
9780061436680
0061436682
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 14, 2018

"Myths are myths. They're good if they work for you, and bad if they don't."

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david4wilson
May 02, 2017

rich discussion of important issues highly personalized with real characters. Great writing.

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s_mque
Mar 03, 2015

Pigs in Heaven is a very moving and poetic (but not in your face, abstract, oh-I'm-so-poetic way) book. I loved it. Barbara Kingsolver is my new favourite author.

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emcooley
Jun 24, 2014

Beautiful story. I really enjoyed this novel and its predecessor "The Bean Trees."

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slarsen
Dec 08, 2013

Good book. Because it was not as long or involved as PRODIGAL SUMMER AND FLIGHT BEHAVIOR it almost seemed like a short story to me though it certainly ended on a satisfying note.

dotdeangelo Feb 06, 2012

Read this when it first published. I still think of Turtle.

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Nubia
Aug 22, 2010

A great story! Barbara Kingsolver is an awesome writer, and I like her books, especially "Animal Dreams".

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