Pigs in Heaven

A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Pigs in Heaven

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Pigs in Heaven

A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver

On Sale: 05/07/2013

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Los Angeles Times Book Award

About the Book

Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts.

Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption—their new life together begins to crumble.

Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart.

This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Critical Praise

“A novel full of miracles.” — Newsweek

“Breathtaking...unforgettable....This profound, funny, bighearted novel, in which people actually find love and kinship in surprising places, is also heavenly....A rare feat and a triumph.” — Cosmopolitan

“Full of wit, compassion, and intelligence.” — People

“Immensely readable, warmhearted...brimming with down-home wisdom and endearing characters.” — Boston Globe

“Kingsolver makes you care about her characters to the point of tears; she is bitingly funny—and she writes like a dream.” — San Francisco Chronicle

"Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent concise humor. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart and the soul." — New York Times Book Review

“That rare combination of a dynamic story told in dramatic language, combined with issues that are serious, debatable and painful...[it’s] about the human heart in all its shapes and ramifications.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

“There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature. Her dialogue sparkles with sassy wit and the earthy poetry of ordinary folks’ talk; her descriptions have a magical lyricism rooted in daily life but also on familiar terms with the eternal.” — Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062277763
  • ISBN 10: 0062277766
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/07/2013
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Family Life
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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