Why this book?
The Poisonwood Bible is Barbara Kingsolver's best! An evangelical missionary moves his family to a remote village in the Congo during a stormy time in history. The Americans are unprepared not just for throngs of ants & parasites, but predators “red of tooth & claw.” There is no toilet nor running water and his wife Orleanna must fetch and boil water for food and hygiene. The perils and privation are amplified by the husband’s insensitivity to his family’s welfare and to the villagers he has come “to save.” His coldhearted, obsessive nature escalates as political and racial tensions mount in a climax I must not give away!
(I lived in the tropics and witnessed naïve foreigners try to live off the land and succumb to disease and hardship with their young children.)
The Poisonwood Bible
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
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An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world.
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This story is 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…
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