The Resource Pigs in heaven, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs in heaven, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Pigs in heaven
Title
Pigs in heaven
Statement of responsibility
a novel by 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. Along the way it introduces a vivid cast of characters, including Jax, Taylor's insecure boyfriend, who plays in a band called the Irascible Babies; Barbie, a perky young woman who has modeled her life on Barbie the doll, except for her habit of crime; Alice, Taylor's mother, who is on the verge of leaving a
  • silent husband whose idea of partnership in marriage is to spray WD-40 on anything that squeaks; and Annawake Fourkiller, an idealistic young attorney for the Cherokee nation, who must learn to reconcile the truths in her heart with those in her head. As this spellbinding novel unfolds, it draws the reader into a world of heartbreak and redeeming love, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. With Pigs in Heaven, Barbara
  • Kingsolver has given us her wisest, most compelling work to date
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Title
Pigs in heaven
Creator
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
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Genre
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1993.
  • Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Novel, 1994.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Intended audience
910
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
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910
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.4
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
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by Barbara Kingsolver
Pigs in heaven, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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Pigs in heaven, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27431722
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780060168018
Lccn
92054739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27431722
  • (Sirsi) a172360

Library Locations

    • Nederland – Marion & Ed Hughes Public LibraryBorrow it
      2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland, TX, 77627, US
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