The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

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The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver is a historical fiction in piles of classic literature. The story involves an unexpected embark of a family in a mission to Belgian Congo.

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  • Rishika Chopra
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The story involves an unexpected embark of a family in a mission to Belgian Congo.Is very nice i liked the book it is awesome i liked it"
  • Anthony Williamson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Good book about America. One of Kingsolver's best books. Reads very easily and I went through this book quickly."
  • Johnny Brooks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I do not think I can put into words how I feel about this book, or how I felt while reading. Barbara Kingsolver is to me a maestro of words and although she doesn’t bog down her prose with too much frill, what she does write immerses you in the human experience. I felt Africa in my heart while reading this novel, and I had and will always have such deep empathy for Orleanna and her children. I highly recommend this with both thumbs up in the air. "
  • Roy Patterson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Poisonwood Bible is such a beautifully written story. It takes you into the heart of the African Congo with a family with a strong religious backbone. Everything they bring with them quickly turns out to be a hindrance rather than an aid, and the stories that develop are lessons that can be applied to most daily life situations."
  • Patrick Willis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "May not be everyone's cup of tea but you never know until you give it a try. My mother in-law told me about this book and i'm about half way through it now. I'm enjoying it so far."
  • Olivia Hunt
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved reading this book and felt drawn to the characters and their struggles. It is a vivid and at times sad and painful tale of struggles of a white mission family in the Belgian Congo in the 1950's. I highly recommend. "
  • Shirley Lopez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The theme is not typically something I'm draw to, but I decided to give The Poisonwood Bible a chance because of the author, Barbara Kingslover. I'm glad I gave it a chance. She's an excellent writer who excels at bringing her characters to life. I like how to story is told from the perspectives of the wife and daughters. It's a long book but enjoyable and worth reading."
  • Katherine Guzman
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "suspense in the story make it interesting to read"
  • Hannah George
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Very political in terms of religion, controversial even. Writing was great, and I stayed interested, but not for those who easily get worked up over others' opinions."
  • Diane Hansen
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I recommend The Poisonwood Bible to my book clubs just recently. I liked that we all found it interesting and thought-provoking. I think we spent about a few meetings discussing the context of The Poisonwood Bible. I know I have read and re-read The Poisonwood Bible and plan to do so in the near future. I expect The Poisonwood Bible to be the best book for book clubs."
  • Margaret Curtis
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Poisonwood Bible is a thoughtful look at colonialism and upheaval in the Congo. It deals with freedom, aggression and the things that bind people together. It's an important story for anyone who thinks westerners can come in and "better" the lives of others by reshaping them in their own image, and a great read in general. "
  • Carmen Nieto
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I love nothing more than a good long read. I can't handle just getting immersed in a story and having it be over in 40 pages. At almost 600 pages, The Poisonwood Bible delivers me from that worry, and is excellently written and insightful to boot."
  • Louis Gardner
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Poisonwood Bible is one of the best award-winning fiction books since 1990. This book started slow for me, but it soon began to capture my attention. The characters are well developed and very complex. The story is engrossing...the struggles of a white mission family in the Belgian Congo in the 1950's."
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