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The Poisonwood Bible

Jan says, I’m a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver, but had never read Poisonwood Bible.  After recently reading and loving Demon Copperhead, I finally took the time and I’m so glad I did.  Fascinating book with amazing characters that are more relevant than ever. 

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.


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