Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven

A Novel

Book - 1993
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When a six-year-old child named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, she and her adoptive mother Taylor have a moment of celebrity that will change their lives forever. Turtle is claimed by Annawake Fourkiller, a Cherokee activist, to have been wrongly taken from the Cherokee nation. Fear of losing Turtle sends Taylor fleeing across the country with her mother Alice, pursued by Annawake. In the course of their journey, the three find love and wisdom in surprising places.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060168018
0060168013
9780062277763
0062277766
9780060922535
0060922532
9780061098680
006109868X
9780606182010
0606182012
9780571298839
0571298834
Branch Call Number: KINGSOLVER
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 25 cm

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peacebenow
Sep 02, 2018

I so enjoy B. Kingsolver's ability to tell a story and incorporate so many details from various cultures, history and everyday situations. Her prose is spot on and her characters are witty, articulate and engaging. Taylor, Alice and Turtle continue their adventures.

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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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