Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven

Book - 2013
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When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is a spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.
Publisher: London : Faber, 2013.
Edition: Pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780571298839
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 20 cm.

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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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