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The Resource Pigs in heaven : a novel, by Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Pigs in heaven : a novel, by Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel
Title
Pigs in heaven
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taylor Greer never thought she'd be a mother. But, thanks to a bizarre chain of events in "The Bean Trees," she finds herself raising a Cherokee child named Turtle. Now six years old, the little girl who was initially so traumatized by previous abuse that she didn't speak, has made herself at home with Taylor and her boyfriend Jackson. To Turtle, they are the only parents she has ever known. But an unexpected moment of recognition attracts the attention of an Oklahoma lawyer, Annawake Fourkiller, to Turtle. Knowing it's illegal for a Cherokee child to be adopted outside her tribe, Annawake sets out to find Taylor and Turtle, and begin the process of returning her to what she feels is her rightful place in the world. But both mother and daughter have other ideas, and with Taylor's mother Alice, they embark on a road trip intending to begin a life elsewhere. Taylor finally concedes that she and Turtle can't run away from their problems forever. She only prays that Annawake and the others who have become involved in the case will see that skin color and genetics aren't the only important factors in creating a loving mother and daughter
Summary
When a six-year-old child named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, she and her adoptive mother Taylor have a moment of celebrity that will change their lives forever. Turtle is claimed by Annawake Fourkiller, a Cherokee activist, to have been wrongly taken from the Cherokee nation. Fear of losing Turtle sends Taylor fleeing across the country with her mother Alice, pursued by Annawake. In the course of their journey, the three find love and wisdom in surprising places
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1993.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel, 1994.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038328
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel, by Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2972660E-59ED-496A-BCBE-75F9D1E1DE39
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn141253265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061436680
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2972660E-59ED-496A-BCBE-75F9D1E1DE39
System control number
(OCoLC)141253265
Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel, by Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2972660E-59ED-496A-BCBE-75F9D1E1DE39
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn141253265
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061436680
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2972660E-59ED-496A-BCBE-75F9D1E1DE39
System control number
(OCoLC)141253265

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