The Bean Trees

A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061809699
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7864
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.

Árboles de judías

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: La Galera
ISBN: 8424637321
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 954
En este clásico moderno, de lectura obligatoria en los institutos de EE.UU., seguimos a Missy Greer, que ha pasado la juventud en su Kentucky natal. Su mayor aspiración ha sido no quedarse embarazada. Un día decide que ha de conocer mundo, alquila un coche y parte en un viaje iniciático. Por el camino, habrá de hacerse cargo de una niña pequeña a la que dejan a su cargo, enfrentarse a algunos aspectos violentos de la sociedad, y descubrir el valor de la pertenencia a una comunidad.

The Bean Trees

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060915544
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4314
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. Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.

Cerdos en el cielo

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060951221
Category: Adoption
Page: 372
View: 8812
The Spanish-language edition of the New York Times best-seller tells the story of six-year-old Turtle Greer and what happens after she witnesses a freak accident at Hoover Dam. Original.

Bean Trees

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417618217
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8799
Taylor Greer, a poor Kentucky native, heads west with high hopes, but when she arrives in Tuscon, Arizona, she has acquired a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, in a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging.

Study Guide Student Workbook for The Bean Trees

Author: David Lee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781687722324
Page: 116
View: 9647
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.

The Bean Trees Teacher Guide

Author: Mary L. Dennis,Novel Units, Inc. Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781561378906
Category: Indian children
Page: 42
View: 6377
Taylor Greer grew up poor in Kentucky in the '60s and '70s, managed to avoid pregnancy through high school, and earned enough money to buy a Volkswagen that would take her west. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Reading, Learning, Teaching Barbara Kingsolver

Author: Paul Lee Thomas
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820479231
Category: Education
Page: 154
View: 7085
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: 8332
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."

Travelling Across Cultures

Author: Spanish Association for American Studies. Congreso
Publisher: Univ Santiago de Compostela
ISBN: 9788481218404
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 550
View: 7951

Seeds of Change

Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver
Author: Priscilla Leder
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572337354
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
View: 7374
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.

Verano pródigo

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789500424349
Category: Farmers
Page: 382
View: 2438

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: 7467
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.

La Laguna = The Lagoon

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0307741117
Category: Fiction
Page: 653
View: 5656
Harrison Shepherd nació en Estados Unidos, pero cuando aún era un niño tuvo que irse a México. Acabó trabajando en la cocina de la casa de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Fue en esa casa donde Shepherd conoció a Leon Trotsky. De vuelta a Norteamérica, se dedica a la escritura y deja un diario que llena su propia laguna con palabras reveladoras. Una novela que muestra la influencia de la política en el destino de cada persona.

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: 6566
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.

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: 3644
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: 8087
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: 4959
The accompanying CD provides excerpts from the interviews with the authors.