The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel

by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060930535 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ladybug01 on 2/9/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Ladybug01 on Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Pre-numbered label used for registration.
Releasing for 2005 Valentine's Day Challenge.

Released 14 yrs ago (2/14/2005 UTC) at Postal Release in -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA



Happy Valentine's Day 2005!
Sending to sistert

Journal Entry 3 by sistert from Catonsville, Maryland USA on Thursday, February 17, 2005
I've heard amazing things about this book. Can't wait to read it and see if the hype is true! =)

Journal Entry 4 by sistert from Catonsville, Maryland USA on Sunday, June 12, 2005
Outstanding, exciting, heartbreaking, funny. So much emotion in a well told story. Hook from the get-go. I'm glad I had the chance to read this one. It was a pleasure.

It's now available on

Journal Entry 5 by sistert at mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Monday, June 20, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (6/20/2005 UTC) at mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Book Relay -- Controlled Releases



Sent to gnissorckoob as part of the "Out of Africa - no geo. restrictions" relay.

Journal Entry 6 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, June 24, 2005
It's here in Miami. I appreciate this. It is one of my daughter's summer reading assignments for high school.

Journal Entry 7 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Monday, September 19, 2005
When my daughter first picked up the book, she didn't like it. But she persued it because it was assigned and soon was really getting into it. This was her summer reading and she is still talking about how much she liked the book, in fact.

Then we gave it to my mother, the huge reader of the family. She too raved about it. Her post-it note says: Historical novel that takes the reader to the jungles of Africa. A white family in a black environment. A really good book that you not only enjoy but learn from." (This is the fourth KIngslover novel she has read and given high marks.)

Since I just don't have time to read a 500+ page book any time soon, I will be passing it along to someone else.

Journal Entry 8 by gnissorckoob from Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I put this on and lauraloo requested it in behalf of HoserLauren, so it will be off to Canada as soon as I can get an address. Mailed 10/01/05

Journal Entry 9 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Friday, October 07, 2005
I received this one in the mail today.
Thanks so much for sending it along!

This one was on my wishlist because I'm trying to read through all of Oprah's Book club books, and I haven't read this one yet!

Thanks again! :)

Journal Entry 10 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Price family of six travels to the Congo to bring the Baptist faith to the people of the Congo. The couple has four daughters, including twins Leah and Adah. Adah was born with part of her brain not working, suffers a limp, and doesn't talk much but she is incredibly smart. Eldest daughter Rachel is a teenager who only cares about herself and youngest daughter Ruth May is a firecracker.

The Congolese don't take too well to the new faith being shown to them but they don't want the family to suffer either so help out in small unseen ways. Unsurprisingly, things in the Congo don't work like they do in the USA. The family fails at many things and then starts to fail at their relationships as well.

This was a very slow book to read through. There were some uncomfortable subject and some characters that were pretty easy to hate. It's amazing how out of touch the father was.

The ending seemed to just keep going and going. It almost would have been better if the last few chapters weren't included and we weren't given the final update on their adult life. It really just made me feel even more disconnected from the family.

Journal Entry 11 by HoserLauren at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Released 6 days ago (7/16/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library in Burlington, Ontario Canada


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