Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, leading to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a crisis of historical proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor,

Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, leading to a man's dramatic rescue. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a crisis of historical proportions that will envelop not only her and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touched their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. With this wise, compelling novel, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, and Animal Dreams vividly renders a world of heartbreak and redeeming love as she defines and defies the boundaries of family, and illuminates the many separate truths aboutthe ties that bind us and tear us apart.

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Ha scritto il 25/08/11
Great characters
Loved the people and thoroughly enjoyed the tenderness shown at times. The story wasn't as compelling as the Poisonwood Bible but overall a good read and good fun.

Turtle witnesses an accident at the Hoover Dam and it becomes a celebrity mom
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Ha scritto il 06/08/10
Allured by her previous novel: the Poisonwood Bible
I had liked her previous novel so much that I tried to go for this one too. Couldn't finish it, though. Careless, long, boring.
Ha scritto il 03/02/10
Pigs in Heaven
While it had the same likable characters returning from the Bean Trees and was definitely an enjoyable read, this book fell a little short when it came to capturing the magic its predecessor had.
Ha scritto il 13/10/08
This book is so wonderful. The author doesn't just make you care about the characters, she makes you FEEL the characters. Amazing book!

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