Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven

Large Print - 1993
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Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, leading to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a crisis of historical proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touched their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. With this wise, compelling novel, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, and Animal Dreams vividly renders a world of heartbreak and redeeming love as she defines and defies the boundaries of family, and illuminates the many separate truths about the ties that bind us and tear us apart.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall : 1993
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780816158775
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC King
Characteristics: 496p


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May 02, 2017

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

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.

Jun 24, 2014

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

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.

Aug 22, 2010

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

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