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  • Location: Arizona, Tuscon, Kentucky

The Bean Trees

The Bean Trees

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: It’s descriptive and tactile, and evocative of many aspects of Arizona  – driving across the country in a car is something one booktrailer has done and it made her want to do it again!

  • ISBN: 978-0349114170
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Marietta Greer has grown up in rural Kentucky  and has achieved two things –  graduating high school and avoiding pregnancy. To celebrate, she jumps in her car heading west in order “to drive out of Pittman County one day and never look back”

Once on the road, well if she wanted adventure, she definitely got what she wanted!

A story not just of the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places but of love friendship and much much more.

Travel Guide

Ride across rural Kentucky in an open top car and feel the wind in your hair and the excitement build in your heart until it fills you so you cannot speak or breathe. If you want someone to go with then Marietta Greer is a good guide for she uses her trip to go places and never look back. From Kentucky and across the most rural parts of Arizona state to Oklahoma and Tucson, this is quite the journey in more ways than one!

The real journey for Taylor is her journey from poverty in rural Kentucky trying to avoid pregnancy and thinking of a way to escape.  Buying an old car and heading west is only the start of it. But midway across the country motherhood catches up with her when she becomes the 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 sweet, stunned child a life.

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