The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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Book Title
The Poisonwood Bible
Author
Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN
9780061577079
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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables.The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the paths to redemption, Barbra Kingsolver has brought forth most ambitious work ever. Freshman Common Read: Augsburg CollegeBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Barbara KingsolverPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 06/10/2008ISBN: 9780061577079Pages: 546Weight: 1.16lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.50dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 35204 / Poisonwood BibleReading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 29

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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables.The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the paths to redemption, Barbra Kingsolver has brought forth most ambitious work ever.

Freshman Common Read: Augsburg College

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 06/10/2008
ISBN: 9780061577079
Pages: 546
Weight: 1.16lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.50d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 35204 / Poisonwood Bible
Reading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 29

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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables.The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the paths to redemption, Barbra Kingsolver has brought forth most ambitious work ever.

Freshman Common Read: Augsburg College

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 06/10/2008
ISBN: 9780061577079
Pages: 546
Weight: 1.16lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.50d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 35204 / Poisonwood Bible
Reading Level: 6.6 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 29