The Friday 56: Barbara Kingsolver

Paperback Book by New York Times Bestselling Author of Prodigal Summer

 The Friday 56, with hostess Freda's Voice, is a book meme that I enjoy because I get to see what other peeps are reading. I'm going on vacation for awhile and will return to start teaching piano and music in kindergarten soon. For now, I wanted to share a bit about this book. 

"This is the story of a lovable, resourceful 'instant mother,' one who speaks, acts and learns for herself, becoming an inspiration for us all." -Glamour

Here's what's on Page 56:

" I've got some peanut-butter crackers," Mattie said, leaning over Turtle. "Will she eat peanut butter?"

"She eats anything. Just don't let her get hold of anything you don't want to part with. Like your hair," I said. Mattie's braid was swinging into the danger zone.

About The Book:

Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity of putting down roots. Hers is a story about love and friendship, abandonment and belonging, and the discovery of surprising resources in apparently empty places.

The book really has some great reviews. Have a look from Publishers Weekly:

"This funny inspiring book is a marvelous affirmation of risk-taking, commitment and everyday miracles... An overwhelming delight, as random and unexpected as real life."
Have you read this one or perhaps another book by Barbara Kinsolver? Let me know with a comment below.


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis