The Bean Trees is a novel by Barbara Kingsolver that was first published in 1988. Explore a plot summary, important quotes, and an in-depth analysis of Taylor Greer.


See a complete list of the characters in The Bean Trees and in-depth analyses of Taylor Greer, Lou Ann, Estevan, Turtle, Alice Greer, and Mattie.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Bean Trees, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Further Study

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