The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

ISBN: 0060786507

ISBN 13: 9780060786502

Publication Date: July 05, 2005

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Pages: 546

Format: Hardcover

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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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.

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