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The Poisonwood Bible


"The Poisonwood Bible" tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The story is ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.625
MaryAnn L

The Poisonwood Bible

by MaryAnn L on Jun 30, 2011

Interesting writing style. As told by individual characters...mostly the children of different ages. Parts are chilling and thought provoking. More


Historical Fiction

by Louise on May 6, 2011

This is a huge tale woven together using the Congo as a backdrop. The Congo is a place of many stories and this is the story of one families journey through Africa. There is mystery, tragedy, loss, love and the finding of oneself. It is a coming of age story. it's about four young women and their ... More


One of the Best Books I've Read

by EllenB on Aug 13, 2010

I read this book years ago and still remember it as one of the best books I have ever read. I will likely read it again--which is rare for me-- but I remember the beauty of its prose and the power of the story and know that this is one book well worth reading and re-reading to capture its richness ... More

Helen E. B

Kingsolver is always good

by Helen E. B on Jul 29, 2010

I did not know some of the political happenings in the Congo at the time this book was set in. But I love Barbara Kingsolver's way of writing and it was a satisfying story. It gave a personal touch to an African way of life that I would have no knowledge of if I had not read it. More


Poisonwood Bible

by Raech on Oct 7, 2007

In the 1960's Nathan Price, a Baptist minister, drags his family from Georgia to the Congo with the intent of converting the native "heathens" to Christianity. Arriving in the steaming jungle, they find themselves woefully unprepared to live there. Nathan's insistence on bringing the Congolese to Jesus ... More

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