The Bean Trees

A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061809699
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's The Bean Trees

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410335488
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 15
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A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's "The Bean Trees," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Bean Trees Anniversary Edition

A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060175796
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 7427
Ten years ago, Barbara Kingsolver published a first novel that is well on its way to becoming a classic work of American fiction. The Bean Trees is a book readers have taken to their hearts. It is now a standard in college literature classes across the nation and has been translated for a readership stretching from Japan to Romania. When it was first published, however, its author was unknown. Word of mouth spread slowly among booksellers, librarians, critics and readers with a passion to share their favorite books. In The Bean Trees they found a spirited protagonist, Taylor Greer, who grew up in poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when Taylor heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time she arrives in Tucson, she has acquired a completely unexpected child 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. Most readers of The Bean Trees discovered the novel in its paperback edition. On the 10th anniversary of its first publication, HarperFlamingo is proud to offer readers this special hardback edition, redesigned to be easy on the eyes and priced to be accessible to every lover of good fiction.

Study Guide

The Bean Trees (a BookCaps Study Guide)
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621073289
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
View: 9735
The perfect companion to Barbara Kingsolver's' "The Bean Trees," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

Author: Paul Lee Thomas
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820479231
Category: Education
Page: 154
View: 4700
Introduces the work of American author Barbara Kingsolver and gives suggestions for incorporating it into a reading and writing curriculum.

Women in Literature

Reading Through the Lens of Gender
Author: Jerilyn Fisher,Ellen S. Silber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313462
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 358
View: 1359
Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."

Teacher's Guide Classroom Worksheets The Bean Trees

Author: David Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781687720573
Page: 98
View: 6200
Classroom Worksheets and Activities is a series of books designed to provide teachers ready to use activities with students. The focus of this book is to provide student focused material. Information evaluating, labeling and discussing the text will not be presented in this series.This includes several labeled graphic organizers and advice on how to use them in the classroom. Several of these organizers can be used for assessment.

Study Guide Student Workbook for The Bean Trees

Author: David Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781687722324
Page: 116
View: 6469
The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.

Travelling Across Cultures

Author: Constante González Groba
Publisher: Univ Santiago de Compostela
ISBN: 9788481218404
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 550
View: 3932

Seeds of Change

Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver
Author: Priscilla Leder
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572337354
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
View: 3031
Barbara Kingsolver's books have sold millions of copies. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work is studied in courses ranging from English-as-a-second-language classes to seminars in doctoral programs. Yet, until now, there has been relatively little scholarly analysis of her writings. Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver, edited by Priscilla V. Leder, is the first collection of essays examining the full range of Kingsolver's literary output. The articles in this new volume provide analysis, context, and commentary on all of Kingsolver's novels, her poetry, her two essay collections, and her full-length nonfiction memoir, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Professor Leder begins Seeds of Change with a brief critical biography that traces Kingsolver's development as a writer. Leder also includes an overview of the scholarship on Kingsolver's oeuvre. Organized by subject matter, the 14 essays in the book are divided into three sections tha deal with recurrent themes in Kingsolver's compositions: identity, social justice, and ecology. The pieces in this ground-breaking volume draw upon contemporary critical approaches—ecocritical, postcolonial, feminist, and disability studies—to extend established lines of inquiry into Kingsolver's writing and to take them in new directions. By comparing Kingsolver with earlier writers such as Joseph Conrad and Henry David Thoreau, the contributors place her canon in literary context and locate her in cultural contexts by revealing how she re-works traditional narratives such as the Western myth. They also address the more controversial aspects of her writings, examining her political advocacy and her relationship to her reader, in addition to exploring her vision of a more just and harmonious world. Fully indexed with a comprehensive works-cited section, Seeds of Change gives scholars and students important insight and analysis which will deepen and broaden their understanding and experience of Barbara Kingsolver's work. Priscilla V. Leder has published articles in Mississippi Quarterly, ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment), Amerikastudien/American Studies, and Southern Studies. She is professor of English at Texas State University—San Marcos.

Das Flugverhalten der Schmetterlinge

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570102152
Page: 464
View: 3335

Im Land der Schmetterlinge

Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Anne Ruth Frank-Strauss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492240499
Page: 509
View: 6730

New Visions of Community in Contemporary American Fiction

Tan, Kingsolver, Castillo, Morrison
Author: Magali Cornier Michael
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587297396
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 2132
In this engaging, optimistic close reading of five late twentieth-century novels by American women, Magali Cornier Michael illuminates the ways in which their authors engage with ideas of communal activism, common commitment, and social transformation. The fictions she examines imagine coalition building as a means of moving toward new forms of nonhierarchical justice; for ethnic cultures that, as a result of racist attitudes, have not been assimilated, power with each other rather than power over each other is a collective goal.Michael argues that much contemporary American fiction by women offers models of care and nurturing that move away from the private sphere toward the public and political. Specifically, texts by women from such racially marked ethnic groups as African American, Asian American, Native American, and Mexican American draw from the rich systems of thought, histories, and experiences of these hybrid cultures and thus offer feminist and ethical revisions of traditional concepts of community, coalition, subjectivity, and agency.Focusing on Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven, Ana Castillo’s So Far from God, and Toni Morrison’s Paradise, Michael shows that each writer emphasizes the positive, liberating effects of kinship and community. These hybrid versions of community, which draw from other-than-dominant culturally specific ideas and histories, have something to offer Americans as the United States moves into an increasingly diverse twenty-first century. Michael provides a rich lens through which to view both contemporary fiction and contemporary life.

Das Strandcafé an der Riviera

Author: Jennifer Bohnet
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3955768074
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3881
Die junge Engländerin Rosie macht das Beste aus einer gescheiterten Beziehung. Sie startet in ein neues Leben und eröffnet ein Café in Südfrankreich. Doch als der gefeierte Sternekoch Sebastian mit seinem Lokal nebenan einzieht, droht ihr großer Traum zu platzen. Aber so schnell gibt Rosie nicht klein bei. Auf keinen Fall wird sie sich von Sebastians verführerisch duftenden Croissants beeindrucken lassen, geschweige denn von seinem verschmitzten Lächeln. Oder etwa doch?

Women on War

An International Anthology of Women's Writings from Antiquity to the Present
Author: Daniela Gioseffi
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558614093
Category: History
Page: 375
View: 7734
Presents an anthology of writings by over 150 women on the subject of war and peace.

The Kentucky Anthology

Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State
Author: Wade Hall
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813128994
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 896
View: 8242
Long before the official establishment of the Commonwealth, intrepid pioneers ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains into an expansive, alluring wilderness that they began to call Kentucky. After blazing trails, clearing plots, and surviving innumerable challenges, a few adventurers found time to pen celebratory tributes to their new homeland. In the two centuries that followed, many of the world’s finest writers, both native Kentuckians and visitors, have paid homage to the Bluegrass State with the written word. In The Kentucky Anthology, acclaimed author and literary historian Wade Hall has assembled an unprecedented and comprehensive compilation of writings pertaining to Kentucky and its land, people, and culture. Hall’s introductions to each author frame both popular and lesser-known selections in a historical context. He examines the major cultural and political developments in the history of the Commonwealth, finding both parallels and marked distinctions between Kentucky and the rest of the United States. While honoring the heritage of Kentucky in all its glory, Hall does not blithely turn away from the state’s most troubling episodes and institutions such as racism, slavery, and war. Hall also builds the argument, bolstered by the strength and significance of the collected writings, that Kentucky’s best writers compare favorably with the finest in the world. Many of the authors presented here remain universally renowned and beloved, while others have faded into the tides of time, waiting for rediscovery. Together, they guide the reader on a literary tour of Kentucky, from the mines to the rivers and from the deepest hollows to the highest peaks. The Kentucky Anthology traces the interests and aspirations, the achievements and failures and the comedies and tragedies that have filled the lives of generations of Kentuckians. These diaries, letters, speeches, essays, poems, and stories bring history brilliantly to life. Jesse Stuart once wrote, “If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart.” The Kentucky Anthology captures the rhythm and spirit of that heart in the words of its most remarkable chroniclers.

Writing the Southwest

Author: David King Dunaway
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826323378
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 269
View: 7611
The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.