Turtle2 books in series
The Bean Trees Publisher's Summary
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 of putting down roots.
Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.