The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

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'Breathtaking.' Sunday Times
'Exquisite.' The Times
'Beautiful.' Independent
'Powerful.' New York Times

An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world.

This story is 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 readers are saying
'This remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.'

'I felt every emotion under the sky with this book.'

'Riveting.'

'This novel left a lasting - YEARS LASTING - impression.'

'This is one of those booksthat stands the test of time and is worth rereading.'

'Five epic, no-wonder-this-book-is-so-well-loved stars!'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 38mm | 525g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9780571339792
  • 87,428

Review Text

Breathtaking. Sunday Times
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About Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership. In 2010 she won the Orange Prize for The Lacuna and her 2012 novel Flight Behaviour was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.
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Rating details

684,306 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 44% (303,043)
4 31% (212,172)
3 16% (107,314)
2 6% (38,044)
1 3% (23,733)
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