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The poisonwood Bible : a novel

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: New York : HarperFlamingo, ©1998.
Series: Oprah's book club.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven.

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 0060175400 9780060175405 0060930535 9780060930530 057120175X 9780571201754
OCLC Number: 38916924
Performer(s): Read by Dean Robertson.
Awards: Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review.
Description: x, 546 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Genesis --
The revelation --
The judges --
Bel and the serpent --
Exodus --
Song of the three children --
The eyes in the trees.
Series Title: Oprah's book club.
Responsibility: Barbara Kingsolver.
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Should Have Won the Pulitzer

by kennethgibson (WorldCat user published 2014-05-23) Excellent Permalink

Barbara Kingsolver’s, The Poisonwood Bible, is written so beautifully and reads so effortlessly that it surely will be seen as one of fiction’s greatest achievements in the second half of the last century. The story of a missionary zealot going to Africa in 1959 with his wife and four...
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Her best book to date

by suekane (WorldCat user published 2008-05-14) Excellent Permalink
While Kingsolver's earlier books were enjoyable, this is her first work of serious literature. Don't be put off by the length -- it's worth every page.
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