The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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.

The 276th 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. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  5. - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  7. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  8. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Poisonwood Bible Paperback 7659876 $6.47 2005
Kingsolver Fiction Collection Four-Book Set (Pigs in Heaven, Bean Trees, Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer) Paperback 2314509 $48.30 $16.50 2003
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Paperback 1062 $10.00 $3.57 2008
Les yeux dans les arbres Paperback 9333280 $21.40
The Poisonwood Bible Hardcover 34475 $6.79 $0.01 1998
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Paperback 57637 $3.00 $0.01 2005
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Mass Market Paperback 61086 $4.65 $0.01 2003
The Poisonwood Bible Audio CD 378571 $11.80 $12.58 2010
The Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver, Barbara. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics,2005) [Paperback] Paperback 3806196 $9.96 2005
Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver, Barbara [Paperback] Paperback 473465 $19.93
The Poisonwood Bible 1st (first) edition by Kingsolver, Barbara published by Harper (1999) [Hardcover] Hardcover 6697112 $24.86 $11.90 1998
The Poisonwood Bible Kindle Edition 5407 $10.99 2009
Les Yeux Dans les Arbres = The Poisonwood Bible (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 693651 $71.66 $5.75 2002