The poisonwood Bible: a novel

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&;A powerful new epic . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.&; &;Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it&;from garden seeds to Scripture&;is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family&;s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.

The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers. 

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Last Indexed2020-09-20 05:16:52AM
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subject_facetAmericans -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction
Audiobooks -- Unabridged
Baptists -- Clergy -- Fiction
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Families of clergy -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Literary -- FICTION
Missionaries -- Fiction
title_displayThe poisonwood Bible : a novel
title_fullThe Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible [electronic resource] Kingsolver, Barbara.
The poisonwood Bible : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver
The poisonwood Bible [electronic resource] / Barbara Kingsolver
The poisonwood bible [CD sound recording] / Barbara Kingsolver
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Baptists
Clergy
Electronic books
Families of clergy
Fiction
Literary
Literature
Missionaries