Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jan 28, 2003 - Fiction - 672 pages
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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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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

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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

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Barbara Kingsolver’s books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the country’s highest honor for service through the arts. Prior to her writing career she studied and worked as a biologist. She lives with her husband on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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