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As a sequel to The Bean Trees Barbara Kingsolvers high-spirited novel Pigs in Heaven continues the unforgettable story of Taylor and Turtle Without being complicated in wording this charming fiction generates an elaborate plot and realistic characters that give rise to a magnetic atmosphere of love hope and optimism Submerging into the depth of this unique book lets explore the life of its main heroes and listen to the touching melody of feelings dilemmas and decisions The main events of the story initiate at the Hoover Dam near Grand Canyon where an illegally adopted six-year-old Cherokee kid Turtle saved the life of a man who fell off from the dam This incident brings Turtle and her mother Taylor not only to the national recognition and Oprah Winfreys show called Children Who Saved Lives but also to the attention of a young Cherokee lawyer in Heaven Oklahoma Annawake Fourkiller unhesitatingly recognizes Turtles heritage and becomes very interested and doubtful a bout the legality of her adoption Overfilled with memories of her irretrievably- lost brother Gabe and knowing Taylors story of Turtle as well as the Indian Child Welfare Act which says that a Cherokee kid cant be given to a white couple without tribal permission Annawake decides to bring to Taylors attention the question of Turtle being much happier with her native tribe than with the mother Annawakes beliefs proofs and suggestions make Taylor afraid of losing Turtle and put her on the road to Seattle despite her boyfriend Jaxs entreaties to stay in Tucson Turtles adoption problem also causes Taylors mother unofficially-divorced sixty-one-year-old Alice Greer to take a trip to Heaven Oklahoma Here among warm and gentle Cherokee people Alice not only performs the role of Taylors lawyer but also finds her true love Cash He is the man of Alices dreams who enjoys cooking talking and who is completely opposite to her previous husband Harland Exhausted by money problems the nervousness of losing
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