The Resource Pigs in heaven, Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs in heaven, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Pigs in heaven
Title
Pigs in heaven
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. A deeply felt novel of love despite the risks, of tearing apart and coming together, Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the Urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation
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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
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Pigs in heaven, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9780571171781
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780571171781
Label
Pigs in heaven, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
343 p.
Isbn
9780571171781
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780571171781

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