The Poisonwood Bible

Written byBarbara Kingsolver

Published in

About "The Poisonwood Bible"

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.

  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Africa
  • Classics
  • Historical
  • Literary Fiction
  • Literature
  • Novels
  • Religion
  • Adult Fiction
  • Pulitzer Prize Nominee for Fiction (1999)
  • Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Shortlist (1999)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult (2000)
  • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Nominee (1999)
  • Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) for Audio Fiction - Unabridged (1999)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2000)
  • Puddly Award for Novel (2001)
  • International Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2000)
ISBN9780060786502pages546publisherHarper Perennial Modern Classicsseriessettings
  • Bethlehe
  • eorgia (United States)
  • Kilanga (Congo)
  • Sanderling Islan
  • eorgia (United States)
  • Leopoldville (Congo)
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