The Poisonwood Bible

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Faber & Faber, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 640 pages

An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world.

This story is 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.


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User Review  - breic - LibraryThing

I've been reading more about the Congo recently. This was an engaging and decently well-written (if not spectacular) historical fiction novel set around its independence and the years after (1960s ... Read full review

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User Review  - bluelagoon - LibraryThing

Not one of my favourites of this author - I ran out of steam and did not finish it after plodding three quarters way through it. Much preferred A Prodigal Summer Read full review


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BOOK THREE The judges
BOOK SIX Song of the Three Children

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Barbara Kingsolver's fourteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible, which is now considered a modern classic and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards, and The Lacuna, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010. Her latest novel is Flight Behaviour.

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