Anyway, after making things much harder like I usually do, I ended up selecting The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. I read it probably ten years ago, after I read The Poisonwood Bible and decided I must compulsively read all of Barbara Kingsolver's novels. It was so wonderful to re-read this heartfelt and wonderfully rich novel about a woman who learns firsthand about the beauty and ugliness of the world around her.
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
After much debate and indecision in my head, I finally chose the book that my book club will read for March. It has been over a year or so since I've been the one to host my book club and the hostess gets to choose. I first came up with about three or four books I had not read that I wanted to read, but decided against them because they were really long and our group consists of busy moms who may not have time to read 500 plus page epic novels.