Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing
The Poisonwood Bible was one of my earliest experiences with what felt like a "generational saga" that followed multiple characters over time. I really loved this one and love Kingsolver's ability to spin a wonderful, rich story and present new perspective to those who are unfamiliar. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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