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Book Information: Poisonwood Bible, the

Poisonwood Bible, the (1998) [Novel]
by Barbara Kingsolver Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.7 of 10 (18 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

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 Kingsolver's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of a family and a nation.

Original title: The Poisonwood Bible
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Poisonwood Bible, the

Poisonwood Bible, the (1998)
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Language: English

  • "Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words" Time
  • "A powerful epic.. She has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin, and redemption into a thing of terribly beauty." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Kingsolver's powerful new book is actually an old-fashioned nineteenth-century novel, a Hawthornian tale of sin and redemption and the 'dark necessity' of history." Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
  • "Beautifully written...Kingsolver's tale of domestic tragedy is more than just a well-told yarn....Played out against the bloody backdrop of political struggles in Congo that continue to this day, it is also particularly timely." People
  • "Tragic, and remarkable...A novel that blends outlandish experience with Old Testament rhythms of prophecy and doom." USA Today
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The Poisonwood Bible (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060512822
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 672

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The Poisonwood Bible (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0060930535
Pages: 543

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