The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

4.05 (620,591 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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 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.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 668 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 28mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062213709
  • 9780062213709
  • 9,862

About Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver's books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the country's highest honor for service through the arts. Prior to her writing career she studied and worked as a biologist. She lives with her husband on a farm in southern Appalachia.
show more

Rating details

620,591 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 43% (269,686)
4 31% (193,197)
3 16% (99,597)
2 6% (35,692)
1 4% (22,419)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X