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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.

About the Author

Barbara Kingsolver's twelve books of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction include the novels The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible. Translated into nineteen languages, her work has won a devoted worldwide readership and many awards, including the National Humanities Medal. Her most recent book is the highly praised, New York Times bestselling Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, published in May 2007. She lives with her family on a farm in southwestern Virginia.

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ISBN:
9780061577079
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Author:
by Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Missionaries
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 22.29 oz

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