The Poisonwood Bible

By Barbara Kingsolver; Dean Robertson (Read by)
(Brilliance Audio, Compact Disc, 9781593559502)

Publication Date: August 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Prebound, Prebound, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD

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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 postcolonial Africa, is set against 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 many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.
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