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The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN 13: 9780061577079
ISBN 10: 61577073
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2008-06-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $18.99

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.


Most impressive are the humor and insight with which Kingsolver describes a global epic, proving just how personal the political can be.