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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

Written by Barbara Kingsolver

Narrated by Robertson Dean


The Poisonwood Bible

Written by Barbara Kingsolver

Narrated by Robertson Dean

ratings:
4.5/5 (657 ratings)
Length:
15 hours
Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543613308
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Description

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 all 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.

This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against history's most dramatic political parables.

The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.

Released:
May 16, 2017
ISBN:
9781543613308
Format:
Audiobook

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Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including the novels Unsheltered, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work of narrative nonfiction is the influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia. 



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    My Favorite
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    A great read
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    Poignant & potent
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    Life changing!
  • (5/5)
    First reading - don't know when; second reading - September 2008; third reading - March 2015. I love this book.
  • (5/5)
    One of my all-time favorite books. The distinct voices of each daughter and of Orleanna's intercalary chapters shape this saga of coming of age amidst culture clash, Congolese independence, and the backdrop of colonization.