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The poisonwood Bible [sound recording]
Barbara Kingsolver
Adult Fiction KINGSOLVE

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Summary: 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 postcolonial Africa, is set against 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 many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.


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main characters Nathan Price
Male
Married
Fanatic; sanctimonious; dour; bad-tempered.
Minister

Orleanna Price
Female
Married
Nathan's wife; unprepared for life in the Congo.

Rachel Price
Female
Age: 15
Self-absorbed.

Leah Price
Female
Age: 14
Twin

Adah Price
Female
Age: 14
Twin
Lame on her left side.

Ruth May Price
Female
Age: 5
Precocious.



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