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The Bean Trees

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Barbara Kingsolver

Narrated By: C.J. Critt

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2009

Duration: 9 hours 22 minutes


Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. 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 for putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

Available for the first time in mass-market, this edition of Barbara Kingsolver's bestselling novel, The Bean Trees, will be in stores everywhere in September. With two different but equally handsome covers, this book is a fine addition to your Kingsolver library.


  • Mary E

    So sweet and humorous, rich metaphors. The only thing I didn't love was the way the narrator made Turtle's voice.

  • Katherine Koch

    I first learned of Barbara Kingsolver in a writing class of mine reading her novel, The Poisonwood Bible. She is an amazing writer with such command of the English language, her narration, and her layered stories. She is astounding. I definitely recommend to get to know her work. You won't regret it. Simply an amazing book, and an amazing writer.

  • temarya briggs

    this book was absolute perfection. five out of five stars.