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The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees - Barbara Kingsolver

There are three books I can clearly remember reading before I went to college. I know I read other books, but none of them hit me the way these three did. The first was Madeleine l’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. It was the first book that just floored me, showing me the power of fiction to completely transport a reader. The second was Melanie Rawn’s Dragon Prince, because it had the first graphic sex scene I’d ever read (and I read it during a high school assembly because a friend shoved it in my hand). The third was The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver. The more I think about it, the more I think The Bean Trees set me on the path to being a librarian and an English major...

 

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