The Poisonwood Bible
In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most... show more
In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 28th 2003
Pages no: 653
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...