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The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible (Oprah's Book Club)

Libellule, June 27, 2006

As J.D. Salinger wrote, the proof of an excellent book is that, at the end, the reader has the unexplicable urge to call up the writer, to just hang out for a while, like a friend. Thank you for The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver. I feel like I could call you up. I feel like I know you.
The novel has an unearthly atmosphere, perhaps helped by religious allusions... but the content is unmistakably close to the writer's heart, and that's what makes it feel real.
Since discovering Barbara Kingsolver I've read a few others, and I would also highly recommend Animal Dreams. Their common points: both novels made me sick in the guts, and I had to read them both again.
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