The Poisonwood Bible
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... show more
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.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Publish date: May 31st 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 546
Edition language: English
"It is the year 1959 and The Price family are making the move from their home town of Bethlehem, Georgia to a rather isolated village in the Congo and a confounding place overall. So isolated, that it is commonly referred to as the place where everything is hidden. So confounding, that it is a place...
3.5 stars I first heard of this book on one of Oprah's Book Club episodes, god knows how many years ago. It struck me as something I should read. Which I never did until now. It's not exactly the literary masterpiece I was expecting, but still a very good read. The story takes place in Congo (refer...
One of the best books of all time! An absolute 5-star rated, must read book!!!!It has been a couple years since I've read this book but it stays with me, one of those books that really leaves an impression and I fully intend to read it again. I'm surprised there wasn't more hype surrounding this nov...
I made 52 notes while reading this book. FIFTY TWO NOTES. That's how interesting it is.
This was a very interesting, wildly ambitious, messy read. Either 200 pages too long or 400 pages too short, depending on how much the reader feels the "after Africa" plot elements add or detract from the overall experience. I admire the author's work here, particularly after reading her earlier wor...