The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060930535 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BigJohnLefty of Des Moines, Iowa USA on 12/12/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by BigJohnLefty from Des Moines, Iowa USA on Sunday, December 12, 2004
From the back cover: "The storytold by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgain 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. The novel is set against on of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel established Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers."

Plan to read sometime this year, as part of the "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" challenge.....

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