- 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.
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The novel is being told in first person by Taylor Greer. After Taylor heads west, there is a fairly chronological unity of time. Although the setting changes, the book generally follows a traditional plot structure.
Pittman County, Kentucky is a rural community with very few prospects. It is conservative: full of narrow gender and cultural stereotypes. Taylor wants to branch out from her secluded, rural upbringing in Pittman County and begins to view the...