- Kingsolver, Barbara. The Bean Trees. New York: Harper Collins, 1988.
The Question and Answer section for The Bean Trees is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Missy witnessed a friend's father thrown into a sign when a tire exploded. She's had a fear of tires ever since. It is Mattie, the owner of Jesus Is Lord Used Tires, who helps Missy conquer her fear.
Taylor has a childhood memory of Newt Hardbine’s father getting thrown in the air by an exploding tire. This shakes the narrator to the core and she vows to leave her poverty stricken hometown as soon as she can get out.
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