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The Poisonwood Bible

1998 . Fiction, Historical Fiction . Barbara Kingsolver

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Everyone

About the book

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The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

Year:

1998

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Pages:

546

ISBN:

0060786507 (ISBN13: 9780060786502)

Reviews

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Oprahs Book Club image

12 months ago

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“[T]he clash of cultures, the attainment of self awareness, the struggle to overcome stifling conventions, the preservation of heritage…resound in this ambitious and towering indictment of imperialism and unchecked cultural arrogance.” - Oprah

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Melissa Sturgis

9 months ago

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Jenny Withers

1 year ago

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