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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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