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The poisonwood Bible / Barbara Kingsolver.

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  • 9 out of 10 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 0 out of 0 copies are currently available at Athens Regional Library System.
  • 0 out of 0 copies are currently available at Athens-Clarke County Library.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0783884672 (hc : lg. print : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780783884677 (hc : lg. print : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0783884680 (sc : lg. print : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780783884684 (sc : lg. print : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 712 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "G.K. Hall large print core series"--T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.: 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. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy.
Subject: Americans > Congo (Democratic Republic) > Fiction.
Missionaries > Fiction.
Large type books.
Congo (Democratic Republic) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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