The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback)
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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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571298846
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 38 mm
Edition: Main

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“A book of perfect surprises”

This book just kept getting better as I kept going. It was so well researched, obviously Barbara Kingsolver worked so hard on it. It was rich with sounds and smells and images and it kept turning over ideas and ways... More

Paperback edition
23rd January 2012
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“Refreshingly different”

A missionary family move to the Belgian Congo with what they feel are good intentions of making a change there.
The Father, Nathan, demonstrates blind arrogance in attempting to "help" anther country without... More

Paperback edition
5th April 2011
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“Wonderful and magical in equal measure!”

This is quite simply a wonderful novel. Rich with history, both beautiful and brutal, detailing the colonial past of The Congo, its people and its demise. Spread over three decades and told through the eyes of... More

Paperback edition
1st May 2012
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