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The Resource Pigs in heaven : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs in heaven : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel
Title
Pigs in heaven
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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.
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038328
Cataloging source
JAS
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
Fic
Index
no index present
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910
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Orphans
  • Families
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Indian children
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Families
  • Indian children
  • Low-income single mothers
  • Orphans
  • Oklahoma
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: HarperCollins, 1993
  • Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more..." (16 p.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857796510
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
354, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062277763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857796510
Label
Pigs in heaven : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: HarperCollins, 1993
  • Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more..." (16 p.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn857796510
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
354, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062277763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857796510

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