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 - villemezbrown - www.librarything.com
This is quite an amazing book in many ways, but it was also about the slowest read I've experienced since I attempted Moby-Dick when I was a teenager. No matter how much I read, it seemed like I made ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nittnut - www.librarything.com
I love this book. The first time you read it, it's a little bit hard to get used to the style of storytelling, but the second, or dare I say, the third, time through it is a treat, and I get something different from it every time. Read full review