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The Poisonwood Bible ePUB Ñ The Poisonwood  Kindle - 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 inThey 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


10 thoughts on “The Poisonwood Bible

  1. Ebookwormy1 Ebookwormy1 says:

    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 of egotis


  2. Emily May Emily May says:

    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 exploration of colonia


  3. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    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 birth butaware tha


  4. Brina Brina says:

    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.


  5. Cecily Cecily says:

    The forest eats itself and lives forever. Image The Trees Have Eyes by Angela WrightThere 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 explored in single volume that is beautiful


  6. Heidi Heidi says:

    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 had an agenda and she really didn t mind contin


  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    5 epic, no wonder this book is so well loved stars, to The Poisonwood Bible Review of the audio The Price family, including minister father, Nathan, mother, Orleanna, and four daughters, traveled to the Belgian Congo in the late 1950s to serve a Baptist mission The mom and daughters are the narrators, and I enjoyed the audio narrator s voi


  8. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    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 But I can t resist just a couple of little points t


  9. Alisa Muelleck Alisa Muelleck says:

    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 from a good novel are a that the writer doesn t manipulate h


  10. Warwick Warwick says:

    RACHELI am the oldest sister and a typical teenage girl, oh jeez oh man All I want is to go back to Georgia and kiss boys outside the soda bar, but instead here I am stuck in the Congo with unconditioned hair and ants and caterpillars and scary but with a heart of gold black people Jeez Louise, the life of a missionary s daughter Also I make a whole lot of hil


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