The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 9780062277756
ISBN 13: 0062277758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Book Review:

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.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780061809699
ISBN 13: 0061809691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780061097317
ISBN 13: 0061097314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Book Review:

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.

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015022220860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Book Review:

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.

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283284
ISBN 13: 9780571283286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs in Heaven Book Review:

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.

Study Guide

Study Guide
Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-08-06
ISBN 10: 1621073289
ISBN 13: 9781621073284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Book Review:

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.

Diaries

Diaries
Author: George Orwell,Peter Davison,Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN 10: 0871404109
ISBN 13: 9780871404107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaries Book Review:

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.

The Lacuna

The Lacuna
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780061959677
ISBN 13: 0061959677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lacuna Book Review:

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.

Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061839948
ISBN 13: 0061839949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Dreams Book Review:

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.

Prodigal Summer Poster

Prodigal Summer Poster
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780571936328
ISBN 13: 0571936326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prodigal Summer Poster Book Review:

The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees  Barbara Kingsolver
Author: Laurel Rayburn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1151322638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolver Book Review:

Homeland and Other Stories

Homeland and Other Stories
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Little Brown GBR
Total Pages: 819
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780316858779
ISBN 13: 0316858773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeland and Other Stories Book Review:

THE BEAN TREES - Taylor Greer grows up poor in rural Kentucky with two goals: to avoid pregnancy and to get away. She succeeds on both counts when she buys an old car and heads west. But midway across the country, motherhood catches up with her when she becomes guardian of an abandoned baby girl she calls Turtle. In Tuscon they encounter an extraordinary array of people, and with their help, Taylor builds herself and her child a life. *HOMELAND - Over landscapes ranging from northern California to the hills of eastern Kentucky and the Caribbean island of St Lucia, Barbara Kingsolver tells stories of hope, momentary joy and powerful endurance. Homeland offers a world of love and possibility into which the reader is irresistibly drawn. *PIGS IN HEAVEN - When six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident, 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 . . .

Dragon Prince

Dragon Prince
Author: Melanie Rawn
Publsiher: Daw Books
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780756403010
ISBN 13: 0756403014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dragon Prince Book Review:

The new prince of the Desert, Rohan works to bring permanent peace to his divided land while struggling to preserve the last remaining dragons that could hold the key to saving his people, while his betrothed, Sioned, trapped by the intrigues of the Lady of Goddess Keep and Rohan's sworn enemy, risks everything to protect her lord and stop a devastating war. Reprint.

Small Wonder

Small Wonder
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283276
ISBN 13: 9780571283279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Wonder Book Review:

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.

Developments in Structural Form

Developments in Structural Form
Author: Rowland Mainstone
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 1135143056
ISBN 13: 9781135143053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Structural Form Book Review:

In the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, Mainstone offered a brilliant and highly original account of the structural developments that have made possible the achievements of architects and bridge builders throughout history. In this extensively revised and expanded new edition, now available in paperback, new insights and a full coverage of recent developments in both design and construction are incorporated. The book identifies features that distinguish the forms built by man from those shaped by nature and discusses the physical and other constraints on the choices that can be made. It then looks in turn at all the elementary forms - arches, domes, beams, slabs and the like - which combine into the more complex forms of complete structures, and at the different classes of the complete forms themselves. The development of each form is traced chronologically, but with an emphasis less on the chronology than on the problems that designers have continually faced in trying to serve new ends with limited means or to serve old ones in new ways. The book concludes with a chapter on the processes of design, showing how the designer's freedom of choice has been widened by a growing understanding of structural behaviour.

Handbook of Supply Chain Management

Handbook of Supply Chain Management
Author: James B. Ayers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2000-08-29
ISBN 10: 1420025708
ISBN 13: 9781420025705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Supply Chain Management Book Review:

When you invest millions on new systems you don't want yesterday's solutions. You need a global view of end-to-end material, information, and financial flows. Managers today have the same concerns managers had last year, 10 years ago, or 50 years ago: products, markets, people and skills operations, and finance. New supply chain management processe

A Little Life

A Little Life
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 0385539266
ISBN 13: 9780385539265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Life Book Review:

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

City of Secrets

City of Secrets
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 1101608404
ISBN 13: 9781101608401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Secrets Book Review:

“Stewart O’Nan’s City of Secrets will keep you up all night reading – what a beautifully crafted novel.” – Alan Furst, New York Times bestselling author of Mission to Paris From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Henry, Himself and Emily, Alone, a timely moral thriller of the Jewish underground resistance in Jerusalem after the Second World War In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees by the tens of thousands set out for Palestine. Those who made it were hunted as illegals by the British mandatory authorities there and relied on the underground to shelter them; taking fake names, they blended with the population, joining the wildly different factions fighting for the independence of Israel. From master storyteller Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself, City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided—like his new identity—by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistance. Alone, haunted by memories, he tries to become again the man he was before the war—honest, strong, capable of moral choice. He falls in love with Eva, a fellow survivor and member of his cell, reclaims his faith, and commits himself to the revolution, accepting secret missions that grow more and more dangerous even as he begins to suspect he's being used by their cell's dashing leader, Asher. By the time Brand understands the truth, it's too late, and the tragedy that ensues changes history. A noirish, deeply felt novel of intrigue and identity written in O'Nan's trademark lucent style, City of Secrets asks how both despair and faith can lead us astray, and what happens when, with the noblest intentions, we join movements beyond our control.

High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 0571283306
ISBN 13: 9780571283309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Tide in Tucson Book Review:

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

Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology

Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology
Author: Fritz H. Schweingruber
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642771572
ISBN 13: 9783642771576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology Book Review:

The science of dendrochronology has grown significantly in the past 20 years. In the 1950s and 1960s, interest in the subject was limited to only a handful of scientists who perceived in dendrochronology a "l'art pour l'art". Today, however, specialists from many different fields recognize and are pursuing the problems of dendrochronology. Tree-ring research has acquired a permanent role in the various sciences of archeology, history, geology, ecology, and climatology. The founders of dendrochronology themselves were of varied scientific backgrounds and interests. For example, A. E. Douglass in the United States was an astronomer, B. Huber in Germany a forest-biologist, and F. N. Shvedov in Russia a climatologist. Today the spectrum is even broader. Many den drochronologists are authorities in mathematics, archeology, history, forestry, botany, wood technology, ecology geography, geology, etc. It is, therefore, understandable that it has become almost impossible for one individual to encompass the entire field. Bitvinskas (1974), Fritts (1976), Schweingruber (1983), and Mitsutani (1990) have attempted, each guided by his own interests, to provide at least an overview of the field. Recently, individual aspects have been presented by groups of authors in books edited by Fletscher (1978), Hughes et al. (1982), Jacoby and Hornbeck (1987) and Bradley and Jones (1992). It is very likely that in the future summaries covering each branch of dendrochronology will be published.