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Turtle was illegally adopted by Taylor, and therefore, Taylor is on the run to try and keep her. But attorney, Annawake Fourkiller is chasing after them to take Turtle back to the indian tribe of where she came from. She feels that Turtle belongs with her blood kin, while Taylor is willing to fight for this precious child that came into her life.
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This book is a continuation of The Bean Trees. A lawyer in the Cherokee Nation sees Taylor and Turtle on TV, proposes to fight to get Turtle back into the Nation (because Taylor's adoption isn't legal according to the Indian Child Welfare Act and because Turtle's grandfather is found), but later realizes it wouldn't be in Turtle's best interest to keep her away from Taylor, so a settlement is reached during a Tribal Council meeting. For most of the book, Taylor is on the lam with Turtle, but when Taylor can't make things work (ie. losing a job and losing money because someone she and Turtle picks up steals it), Taylor grudgingly goes back to Oklahoma with Turtle and works things out.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   custody fight Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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