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The Bean Trees | Study Guide

Barbara Kingsolver

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The Bean Trees | Character Map

Taylor Spirited young women Mattie Owner of tire store; immigrant sanctuary operator Esperanza Mayan immigrant from Guatemala; traumatized mother Estevan Mayan immigrant from Guatemala; former English teacher Turtle Traumatized Cherokee girl Lou Ann Single mother Friend and renter Friends Spouses Adoptive mother Friend and immigration sanctuary recipient Friend and immigration sanctuary recipient Sometimes caretaker Adopted daughter Sometimes caretaker Friend and employee Close friends and unfulfilled love interests
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