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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible (out of print)

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

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Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible is a novel of overwhelming power and passion set in the heart of the African jungle, from activist and award winning author of Homeland, The Lacuna and Flight Behaviour.

Author description

Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel is The Lacuna.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571298846
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : February 2013
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2013
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 640
  • : Barbara Kingsolver
  • : Paperback
  • : Main