Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A, Book 2 (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, Pigs in Heaven continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in The Bean Trees.

  

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Great writing, beautiful prose but a real average book. - Goodreads
Weak on the research even for fiction... - Goodreads
You gotta love happy endings! - Goodreads
Great character development and storyline. - Goodreads
The ending is perhaps a tiny let down. - Goodreads
It's full of sweet wisdom and insight. - Goodreads

Review: Pigs in Heaven (Greer Family #2)

User Review  - Gillie Lewis - Goodreads

Didn't realise this was a sequal,might have read the first book and got into a bit faster. As it happens I'm now saying 'phew, I finished it'.I found it moved so slowly and then quickened up so that ... Read full review

Review: Pigs in Heaven (Greer Family #2)

User Review  - Carol Dickerson - Goodreads

Loved this book, again. I'm going to reread more Kingsolver! Read full review

Contents

I
4
II
11
III
24
IV
31
V
45
VI
51
VIII
65
IX
73
XXI
182
XXII
189
XXIV
197
XXVI
208
XXVII
224
XXVIII
243
XXX
246
XXXI
262

X
83
XI
95
XIII
112
XIV
129
XV
141
XVII
151
XVIII
157
XIX
163
XX
171
XXXII
271
XXXIV
284
XXXV
298
XXXVII
310
XXXVIII
316
XL
327
XLII
334
XLIV
346
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Page 4 - WOMEN ON THEIR OWN RUN in Alice's family. This dawns on her with the unkindness of a heart attack and she sits up in bed to get a closer look at her thoughts, which have collected above her in the dark. It's early morning, April, windless, unreasonably hot even at this sun-forsaken hour. Alice is sixty-one. Her husband, Harland, is sleeping like a brick and snoring. To all appearances they're a satisfied couple sliding home free into their golden years, but Alice knows that's not how it's going to...
Page 340 - Ray, and of course you [Alice, her mother], and Mattie, my boss at the tire store, all those people as my family. But when you never put a name on things, you're just accepting that it's okay for people to leave when they feel like it.
Page 92 - right by your people or you'll be a pig in heaven.
Page 4 - To all appearances they're a satisfied couple sliding home free into their golden years, but Alice knows that's not how it's going to go. She married him two years ago for love, or so she thought, and he's a good enough man but a devotee of household silence. His idea of marriage is to spray WD-40 on anything that squeaks.
Page 92 - Yes. I had a hundred and one childhood myths, and they all added up more or less to 'Do right by your people.
Page 8 - The garden Alice wishes she could abandon is crowded with bird music and border disputes and other people's hungry animals.
Page 99 - In the last few days Taylor has been noticing images of Indians everywhere: the Indian-chief profile on a Pontiac. The innocentlooking girl on the corn-oil margarine. The hook-nosed cartoon mascot of the Cleveland Indians, who played in Tucson.
Page 94 - It's impossible. Your definitions of 'good' are not in the same dictionary.

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About the author (2009)

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. She received the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work, and in 2010 won Britain's Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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