Taylor's calling her mother after leaving estevan and esperanza emphasizes the stabilizing role that her mother still plays in her life. Taylor feels proud as she tells her mother that she has adopted turtle.When her mother uses a phrase that alludes to a child's legitimacy, Taylor chides her, but her mother reassures Taylor that children get their traits not only from their biological parents but from "what you tell them." The other important phone call that Taylor makes is to 1-800-THE LORD.Glossary Rastafarian a member of a Jamaican religion that awaits the redemption of Blacks and their return to Africa.Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.
Here, Taylor makes a symbolic connection between the interdependence of the rhizobia and the wisteria plants and the interdependence among people.
Once again, Kingsolver's knowledge of natural history is evident.
Taylor reads about the rhizobia, microscopic bugs that live on the roots of wisteria vines.
Taylor now accepts the notion that she, Turtle, Lou Ann, and Dwayne Ray are a family.
She explains to Turtle that Turtle is now, legally, Taylor's child, and then she calls Lou Ann to tell her that she and Turtle are on their way home.
Christopher, guardian saint of refugees, and then hands over Turtle to Taylor.