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The Resource The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
The poisonwood Bible
Title
The poisonwood Bible
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The family of a fierce evangelical Baptist missionary--Nathan Price, his wife, and his four daughters--begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives forever transformed over the course of three decades by the political and social upheaval of Africa
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038329
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
P65 1999
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"G.K. Hall large print core series"--T.p. verso
Control code
646401
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
712 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783884684
Isbn Type
(sc : lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
98048529
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40135356
  • (OCoLC)40135356
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Note
"G.K. Hall large print core series"--T.p. verso
Control code
646401
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
712 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783884684
Isbn Type
(sc : lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
98048529
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40135356
  • (OCoLC)40135356

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