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The Poisonwood Bible

2005 . Fiction, Literary . Barbara Kingsolver

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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.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Year:

2005

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harper Collins

Pages:

576

ISBN:

0060786507 (ISBN13: 9780060786502)

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1 year 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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