Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Poisonwood Bible

Category: Feminism

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Summary: An evangelical Baptist minister and his family go to the Congo in the late 1950s, entwining their fate with that of the country during three turbulent decades. Nathan Price's determination to convert the natives of the Congo to Christianity is,both foolhardy and dangerous, unsanctioned by the church administration and doomed from the start by Nathan's self-righteousness. Kingsolver unfolds the tragic story of the Price family through the alternating points of view of Orleanna Price and her four daughters.


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