Taylor and Turtle, the delightfully mismatched mother and daughter pair from THE BEAN TREES are back again. This time trouble finds them at the Hoover Dam. When six-year-old Turtle witnesses a freak accident at the Dam, she ultimately saves the man's life by telling her mother. But Turtle's moment of celebrity status drastically changed their lives. A crisis develops that affects not only Turtle and her mother but everyone who touches their lives from the past to the present. Suddenly their quiet, content life is threatened and their love is tested. PIGS IN HEAVEN travels from the roads of rural Kentucky to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation. A new cast of wild characters is thrown into the mix, keeping the book light even in its darkest moments. All the while Taylor fights to keep her life intact, and the boundaries of family are tested in this sometimes harrowing but always touching novel.
Reviewed by Dana Schwartz on January 22, 2011
Pigs in Heaven