Book: Pigs In Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
This is my 23rd book for the year
This is the story of Taylor. Taylor has adopted a little girl named Turtle that was just thrust at her one night three years ago. Taylor is living with her boyfriend Jax and enjoyed her little makshift family. One day, a laywer for the Cherokee nation comes sniffing around and questions Taylor's adoption of Turtle and Taylor's life is turned upside down. Taylor takes off with Turtle to hide - afraid that the little girl is going to be taken away from her. With the help of Taylor's mom, the truth of how her life and the Cherokee nation are revealed and Taylor hopes that everyone can work together so she can keep Turtle.
This was a pretty good book. I did discover it is the 2nd book in a series, but it really can be read as a stand alone. There are a lot of small stories woven together. I did find myself becoming frustrates with the Taylor character - she is maddening at times. The author does a good job trying to shed light on the trouble with children who leave these Native American tribes and what life might be like for them when they look so different than their peers. But the book meandered a bit to get to the point and at times that was maddening. I listened to it and found myself wanting to put it on a faster speed just to get to the point.
I am a fan of Kindsolver books. She is a good writer and always gives me a good chuckle with some of her clever lines. Maybe if I had read the first one and got a better basis of Taylor and Turtle this one would have been a better read for me.