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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

I have got to read more books like this set in Africa. It brings back so much of my own experiences to the forefront of my thoughts, which brings it all back to life for me. As for this book, I really ... Read full review

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

The book was fascinating. Especially the beginning of the book. (Before the family goes their separate ways). It gave me a new way to see the missionaries and the families who went to Africa. It also gave a different view of how Africans see Americans. Definitely a book I would recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - christinedux - LibraryThing

Deep, multifaceted narrative of a Baptist missionary family in the Belgian Congo in 1959, on the eve of Congolese independence, told by Nathan Price's wife and four daughters. Read full review

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

This book was so significant to me, b/c I read it while my daughter was at Children's Hospital having surgery. This was a very interesting, can't-put-down book, which is what I needed at the time ... Read full review

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User Review  - abbeyhar - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this as a fictional overview of the history of the Congo in the middle part of the 1900s. Felt that Kingsolver was blasting out her own perspectives through the five narrators, instead of ... Read full review

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User Review  - seasonsoflove - LibraryThing

This may be one of the most beautifully-written books out there. Kingsolver has composed a truly epic tale, the story of Nathan Price, an evangelical preacher, and the wife and four daughters he takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Widsith - LibraryThing

RACHEL I am the oldest sister and a typical teenage girl, oh-jeez-oh-man. All I want is to go back to Georgia and kiss boys outside the soda bar, but instead here I am stuck in the Congo with ... Read full review

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User Review  - LauGal - LibraryThing

I had tried reading this many times and could not get into it. I had given up. MY coworker recommended it this time.I read all the reviews here on shelfari. I could not get into the book,so I borrowed ... Read full review

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I liked the differences in voice and point of view from different characters. It made for very interesting and sometimes funny reading. It does make you stop and thing about all that we take for granted and whether we are better off or not.
There were a few times when it got a little slow or bogged down in the political situation, but it all seemed fairly relevant to the situation and it never lasted long.

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User Review  - LilyRoseShadowlyn - LibraryThing

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