“THE BEAN TREES IS THE WORK OF A VISIONARY.”-Los Angeles Times
“A LIVELY NOVEL… AN EASY BOOK TO ENJOY.”-The New Yorker
“LOVELY, FUNNY, TOUCHING AND HUMANE.”-Kirkus Reviews
“A SPIRITED, WARM BOOK, WRY AND AT THE SAME TIME REFRESHINGLY GUILELESS.”-Ella Leffland
Taylor Green becomes the guardian of an abandoned baby girl she calls Turtle. In Tucson they meet the proprietor of an auto-repair shop with a safe-house for Central American refugees upstairs and there she builds a life for herself and her child.