Pigs In Heaven | 1993
A phenomenal bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for fiction, Pigs in Heaven continues the story of Taylor and Turtle, first introduced in The Bean Trees.
"A crackerjack storyteller...Kingsolver has a way with miracles. One is the way she opens her plot to them. The other is the way she makes us believe."
“Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral voice with benevolent concise humor. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.”
“There is no one quite like Barbara Kingsolver in contemporary literature. Her dialogue sparkles with sassy wit and the earthy poetry of ordinary folks’ talk; her descriptions have a magical lyricism rooted in daily life but also on familiar terms with the eternal.”
“Kingsolver makes you care about her characters to the point of tears; she is bitingly funny—and she writes like a dream.”
“ Very few novelists are as habit-forming as Kingsolver. … [This book] succeeds on the strength of Kingsolver’s clear-eyed, warm-hearted writing and irresistible characters.”
“Full of wit, compassion, and intelligence.”
“Breathtaking … unforgettable. … This profound, funny, bighearted novel, in which people actually find love and kinship in surprising places, is also heavenly. … A rare feat and triumph.”
“The delights of superior fiction can be experienced here. … Taylor Greer and her adopted Cherokee daughter, Turtle, first met in The Bean Trees, will captivate readers anew. … Assured and eloquent … [this book] mixes wit, wisdom, and the expert skills of a born raconteur.”
“That rare combination of a dynamic story told in dramatic language, combined with issues that are serious, debatable, and painful … [It’s] about the human heart in all its shapes and ramifications.”
“Masterful and touching. … The amount of fresh imagery and perceptive observation [Kingsolver] fits into this craggy surface makes it impossible to read any three consecutive pages without knowing we’re in the presence of a brilliant writer, one not to be missed.”
“Immensely readable, warmhearted … brim[ming] with down-home wisdom and endearing characters.”