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Pigs in Heaven

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Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is a spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.

If you like Barbara Kingsolver you might also like to read books by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Louise Erdrich and Kathryn Stockett.

Synopsis

Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past.

Reviews

Praise for Barbara Kingsolver:

‘Kingsolver has a way with miracles. One is the way she opens her plot to them. The other is the way she makes us believe.’ 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


‘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


‘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

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Fellow novelist KERRY REICHS on BARBARA KINGSOLVER

After you read The Bean Trees, you’ll run to the bookstore to buy Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams. I snap up Kingsolver’s novels from used bookstores so I have copies at the ready if I meet someone who has not yet had the pleasure. Observant and canny in character, Kingsolver’s women have heart and looking through their eyes opens mine. I read these books with a pen so I can easily return to favorite underlined phrases.

Author photo © David Wood

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Book Info

Publication date

11th April 2013

Author

Barbara Kingsolver

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Publisher

Faber and Faber

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571298839

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