©1993 Barbara Kingsolver; (P)1993 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"Kingsolver is giving a new voice to our literature." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
"Every page of this beautifully controlled narrative offers prose shimmering with imagery and honed to simple lyric intensity." (Publishers Weekly)
Pigs in Heaven is the second book in the story of Turtle and her mother and her mother's mother! I not only enjoyed the story and the narration but I learned new things to consider when making a judgement about a right or wrong in another culture. I highly recommend this book but only if the listener has listened to The Bean Trees, also by Barbara Kingsolver.
That love and commensense can't be beat!
Barbara Kingsolver is such a excellent author. I have read or listened to all of her books this fall and winter. It has been such a excellent experience.
I don't have an answer for this question, but I don't really like Pigs in Heaven for a title for it.
It is just a great story about motherhood, love, forgiveness, and a surprise.
Love the voice.
Linda Williams Standridge
YES, and I highly recommend it. The characters were unique to modern fiction. A mid-western girl of good character traveling away from home in search of identity as many young country folks do. Her being adopted by an Indian baby (found abandoned in her car), her growing and matured love for the girl, with the girl loving in return.
Then enter Political Correctness in the form of an overly zealous Cherokee lawyer fighting for a rule of Cherokee Children for Cherokee People, a tribal law passed in response to years of whites taking Cherokee babies for the wrong reasons.
The action of the story moves along as the white mother is stalked to penniless , loneliness and exhaustion trying to protect her little girl. An unusual plot twist brings everything together in the end so there is happiness to all, and I do love a happy ending. Even the mid-western young woman's mother finds happiness with in a new setting married to the Cherokee grandfather.
the mid-western young woman
An excellent book I highly recommend.
OH, I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION THAT BARBARA KINGSOLVER's SOFT, STEADY VOICE WAS PERHAPS THE BEST PART!
I recommended it to our CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers who sometimes work with tribal child court cases.
I was doing a report about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) and the story made the law personal.
She read the story so that I became truly caught up.
I liked the happy ending.
I am appreciative that I was not required to invest more time listening to this book. Perhaps the written version was better since it would not have been an abridged (I did not notice that it was abridged when I selected it). Perhaps even the abridged version could have been infuse with life by a different reader.
Dry, lackluster, tired
Could be that my punishment was listening to the abbreviated version.
This was a great book. We picked it after listening to Pam Munoz Ryan's "Becoming Naomi Leon". While the book is well written and narrated, there is one scene that my kids were shocked at and we had to fast forward past it. Overall we enjoyed the book, just be careful.
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