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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables.The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the paths to redemption, Barbra Kingsolver has brought forth most ambitious work ever.
Freshman Common Read: Augsburg College--PeopleBinding Type:
8.00h x 5.20w x 1.20dReview Citations: Commonweal
06/17/2005 pg. 25Ingram Advance
07/01/2005 pg. 49Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name:
35204 / Poisonwood BibleReading Level:
6.6 / Interest Level:
Upper Grade / Point Value: