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The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible
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  • First Published:
    Oct 1998, 543 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 1999, 560 pages

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inglor (12/15/04)

i loved this book
Bethany (11/29/04)

This book is a definate must to anyone who does not know about American involvement in crucial countries like the Congo. It opened my eyes to American domination and how wrong we have been. I loved and hated this gripping work.
Jessica (11/22/04)

The poisonwood bible is a compelling and inspiring novel. From word go I found my world completly dismantled by the moving events that happened in the congo in the late 50's. This book brings you into the lives of the Price family and you learn to respect and disrespect each member of the family. It is one of the best books I have ever read as it, although being fiction, showed reality a lot better than our very own governments do. A definate read.
catherine (11/17/04)

I thought this book was awesome - I could not put it down! I really felt I learnt a lot about life in the Congo and was truly touched by the tragic events that touched the Price family.
cris (11/16/04)

This novel is truely engauging, spell binding and above all touching. No prior knowledge of African politics in the 1950's is necessary as Kingsolver weaves an accesible and insightful narrative that reaches out of the pages of the book and pulls you into a world of drama, trauma and failed optimism
Anonymous (11/10/04)

I found this book to be beautifully written, and I feel that I learned much about life in the Congo of the late 1950's. However, I feel Barbara Kingsolver (like John Steinbeck) write with the purpose of if it can go wrong, it will. A book that is so long should not be totally depressing...and this one was.
eb (11/04/04)

sweetnesss
whoopie whoopie (11/03/04)

it was awsome

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