The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible (1998) by Barbara Kingsolver is a bestselling novel about a missionary family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from Georgia to the fictional village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo. The Prices' story, which parallels their host country's tumultuous emergence into the post-colonial era, is narrated by the five women of the family: Orleanna, long-suffering wife of Baptist missionary Nathan Price, and their four daughters – Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May.

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The 461st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 39th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - 48th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 95th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  5. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  6. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  7. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))

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