Friday, August 29, 2008

Pigs in Heaven


Kingsolver, Barbara. Pigs in Heaven. New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

Plot Summary

Alice adopted Turtle, or so she thought. Turtle saves a man's life and gains instant pres coverage. It just so happens that an Indian lawyer sees them on The Oprah Winfrey Show and begins tracking them down. Turtle is part Indian and was not officially let out of the tribe to be adopted. What ensues is the story of what a mother will do to protect her child.

Critical Analysis

This was a great beach read, which is where I read it. I became absorbed in what would happen to Turtle. I felt such compassion for both Alice and Annawake Fourkiller. Each fought for what they believed to be the right thing to do. I was happy with the resolution of the book. I also enjoyed learning more about Native American customs.

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