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The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver, Dean Robertson (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/5/2005)
Paperback (6/10/2008)
Compact Disc (9/10/2010)
MP3 CD (10/21/2014)
Hardcover (10/7/1998)
Compact Disc (8/1/2004)
MP3 CD (8/28/2004)
Paperback, French (3/1/2002)
Hardcover (8/1/1998)
Paperback (10/1/1999)
Compact Disc (8/1/2004)
Mass Market (1/28/2003)
Prebound (7/5/2005)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (3/1/1999)
Compact Disc (9/10/2010)


"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.

Brilliance Audio, 9781593359034

Publication Date: August 28, 2004