The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0061809691
Available:
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0061097314
Available:
Release: 1998-09-09
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780571283286
Available:
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip 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.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 232
ISBN: UOM:39015022220860
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Taylor Greer grew up poor in Kentucky in the '60s and '70s, managed to avoid pregnancy through high school, and earned enough money to buy a Volkswagen that would take her west. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Complete Fiction Boxed Set

The Complete Fiction  Boxed Set
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0060926597
Available:
Release: 1995-09-21
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boxed set containing all three of Kingsolver's bestselling novels and her only collection of short stories. Includes: The Bean Trees, Homeland and Other Stories, Animal Dreams, and Pigs In Heaven.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781621073284
Available:
Release: 2012-08-06
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The perfect companion to Barbara Kingsolver's' "The Bean Trees," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0061839949
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.” Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi’s quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it’s very best. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

The Lacuna

The Lacuna
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0061959677
Available:
Release: 2009-11-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

Diaries

Diaries
Author: George Orwell,Peter Davison,Christopher Hitchens
Pages: 597
ISBN: 9780871404107
Available:
Release: 2012-08-20
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780571265664
Available:
Release: 2010-03-04
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

Prodigal Summer Poster

Prodigal Summer Poster
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0571936326
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Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ritual and Ethnic Identity

Ritual and Ethnic Identity
Author: Jack N. Lightstone,Frederick B. Bird,Simcha Fishbane,Marc P. Lalonde,Victor Levin,Louise Mayer,Madeleine Mcbrearty
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780889202474
Available:
Release: 1995-06
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this innovative and comprehensive collection of essays Jack Lightstone and Frederick Bird document and interpret ritual practice among contemporary Canadian Jews. They particularly focus on the character and meaning of the public performance of the Sabbath liturgy in six urban Canadian synagogues, ranging from Orthodox to Reform, and from large congregations to a small house synagogue-yeshiva (rabbinic academy). Their examination of synagogue ritual is complemented with accounts of the ritual life of contemporary Canadian Jews outside the synagogue — amongst their families, within their homes and beyond. In contrast with other studies of Jewish observance, Lightstone and Bird document not simply which rituals are practised and how often; rather they stress the meaning, including the social meaning, of these rituals and treat them as complex symbolic systems. Their multidisciplinary approach together with their openness to include a wide variety of phenomena in their study (for example, the organization of the physical setting of the Sabbath, dress codes and patterns of greeting and handshaking) place this work at the very forefront of current research. Ritual and Ethnic Identity will be of great value to historians and sociologists of religion, anthropologists and all those concerned with religion, ritual and Canadian Jewish and ethnic studies.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780061804816
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

Small Wonder

Small Wonder
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571283279
Available:
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of essays, the author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us (out of one of history's darker moments) an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on - sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive - Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780571283309
Available:
Release: 2011-10-20
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review

The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees  Barbara Kingsolver
Author: Laurel Rayburn
Pages: 68
ISBN: OCLC:1151322638
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homeland

Homeland
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571283293
Available:
Release: 2011-10-06
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The short stories in this collection are spread over landscapes ranging from northern California and the urban Southwest to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia. In every setting the characters are bound by a strong sense of place and the ties of love and family history: a child accepts the impossible responsibility of remembering her Cherokee great-grandmother's dying culture; a quietly dissolving couple must fight ghosts of past expectations to reach one another; a tough Mexican American woman finds herself in jail because of her commitment to a family legacy of 'doing the right thing'. Homeland and Other Stories follows in the tradition of some of the great short story writers of our time, including Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor and Annie Proulx. With disarming honesty - at times comic but often heartrending - Barbara Kingsolver emerges as a true master of the form.

CLASSICS The Bean Trees

CLASSICS The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1020210398
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Excel for Chemists

Excel for Chemists
Author: E. Joseph Billo
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9780471460800
Available:
Release: 2004-03-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reviews from the First Edition: "Excel® for Chemists should be part ofany academic library offering courses and programs in chemistry.There is no other book on the market that deals so thoroughly withthe application of Excel for analyzing chemical data. Highlyrecommended, for upper-division undergraduates throughprofessionals." -Choice "I highly recommend this book; treat yourself to it; assign itto a class; give it as a gift." -The Nucleus Chemists across all subdisciplines use Excel to record data intabular form, but few have learned to take full advantage of thescientific calculating power within this program. Excel is capableof helping chemists process, analyze, and present scientific data,from the relatively simple to the highly complex.Excel® for Chemists, Second Edition has beenrevised and updated, not only to take into account the changes thatwere made in Excel, but also to incorporate an abundance of newexamples. Arranged in a user-friendly format, this book containsillustrations and examples of chemical applications, useful "Howto" boxes outlining how to accomplish complex tasks in Excel, andstep-by-step instructions for programming Excel to automaterepetitive data-processing tasks. In addition, tips are provided tospeed, simplify, and improve your use of Excel. Included is aCD-ROM, usable in either Macintosh or IBM/Windows environments withmany helpful spreadsheet templates, macros, and other tools. Entirely new chapters contained in this Second Editionfeature: Array formulas covered in depth in a separate chapter, alongwith a comprehensive review of using arrays in VBA How to create a worksheet with controls, such as optionbuttons, check boxes, or a list box An extensive list of shortcut keys-over 250 for Macintosh orPC-is provided in the appendix Whether as a text for students or as a reference for chemicalprofessionals in industry, academia, or government,Excel® for Chemists, Second Edition providesa valuable resource for using Excel to manage various chemicalcalculations.

The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief

The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9780545103725
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When all the pumpkins in New Mouse City disappear days before Halloween, Geronimo and his detective friend Hercule Poirat investigate, as all the mice in the city receive invitations to a mysterious party.