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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

A very different book from her previous works. Here she mines her own childhood for material. A Baptist missionary takes his family (including a disabled child) to the Congo with some predictable (and ... Read full review

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

A missionary family travel to the Congo, and their story is told by the wife and four daughters. Long-winded, with the husband an unpleasant caricature, yet somehow compulsive reading. Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

A minister takes his wife and four daughters to Congo to be missionaries at a time of political upheaval in the country. He's terribly ineffective as a minister, husband, and father. The book is told ... Read full review

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User Review  - bsiemens - LibraryThing

"Deep calls out to deep ...", Psalms 42:7. Many passages from the Bible (including the Apocrypha) are quoted in The Poisonwood Bible to give insight into the characters and their thoughts. I don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - moopet - LibraryThing

The viewpoint cycles chapter-by-chapter through the sisters, punctuated by reflections from the mother. There are a couple of really interesting characters, especially Adah, the hemiplegic girl and ... Read full review

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User Review  - aine.fin - LibraryThing

Had been meaning to read this one for a long time but the length put me off. I'm glad I did make the effort due to the memorable story of Leah, Adah, Ruth May and Rachel being taken to the Congo with ... Read full review

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User Review  - kitbraddick - LibraryThing

I first read this book in high school. Much like To Kill a Mockingbird, I didn't expect to like it. Again, I was wrong. This novel by Barbara Kingsolver chronicled the lives of children throughout ... Read full review

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User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

This book is giving me mixed emotions but I can definitely say it was well-written. If I was judging just on characterization alone I would give it a five. But I mark it down for one because I don't ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

The story of this family will most likely change the reader's opinion of the world, which isn't at all a bad thing. As I was reading I found myself thinking, "I wish more people realized this." There ... 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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