The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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Read The Poisonwood Bible Online Free - 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.



Title : The Poisonwood Bible
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ISBN : 0060786507
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 546 pages


Reviews


Ebookwormy1 rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 10, 2017

On one hand, there is nothing new here, and on this same old tirade, I disagree strongly with the author. Examples: * Relativism. I'm sorry, I believe infanticide to be wrong for all cultures, for all times. * Missionaries, particularly protestant missionaries to Africa were entirely the endeavor o...


Brina rated it ★★★★★

August 18, 2016

I read this over a two day span in college when I was home for winter break. We had a power outage so I found the sunniest room in the house and read all day. Although I prefer Kingsolver's works about the American southwest, this remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.


Cecily rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2016

Image: “The Trees Have Eyes” by Angela Wright “The forest eats itself and lives forever.” There is magic in these pages. Not the supernatural kind. Not the magical-realism kind. But magic of language and of the TARDIS kind: by some strange sorcery, many huge themes are thoroughly but lightly explo...


Emily May rated it ★★★★☆

August 08, 2013

There's plenty of goodreads reviewers who felt differently, but I found The Poisonwood Bible to be a very strong and very different piece of historical fiction. It's a slower story than I normally like, something you might want to consider before deciding whether to try this 600+ page exploratio...


Heidi rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 24, 2008

I had a hard time choosing between 2 and 3 stars -- really, it should be 2.5. I thought the prose was quite lovely; Kingsolver has a nice voice. I enjoyed reading about a part of the world of which I have no experience. The description of the clash of cultures was well done. However. The author h...


Mimi rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2008

My official review "Tata Jesus is Bängala": I finished the last 300 pages in 2 days (which is very fast for me - English books). I felt every emotion under the sky with this book. I hated Nathan Price, I hated injustice, I hated my uselessness, I hated the fact that there are no good prospects for...


Alisa rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 11, 2011

People love this book, and I think I understand why. It's got a collection of strong characters, each chapter is written from a different character's point of view, and it's set in Africa, which is exciting. But there are a few reasons I don't think it's great literature. The main things I expect...


Paul rated it ★★★☆☆

June 27, 2011

Reviewing in the face of the great billows of love projected towards this novel is a hapless task, your hat blows off and your eyes get all teary and if you say one wrong thing small children run out of nowhere and stone you or just bite your calves. So I shall this one time sheathe my acid quill...


Angela Dawn rated it ★★★★★

April 03, 2007

Riveting...We read this aloud at home and I found it to be beautifully and movingly written, by turns charming and horrifying. Her articulation of the most subtle nuances of experience, the profoundly different narrative voices she assumes like an experienced character actress, and the way she fl...


Will rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2016

In late 1950s Congo, an American missionary arrives with his family intent on bringing enlightenment to the savages. The experiences of the family are told by the preacher’s wife, Orleanna, and their four daughters, the vain Rachel, twins Leah, who is devoted to her father, and Adah, damaged at b...





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