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The poisonwood Bible : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver.

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  • 23 of 27 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library. (Show)

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Prince Rupert Library KING (Text) 33294001021765 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -
Beaver Valley Public Library F KIN (Text) 35144000037627 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC KIN (Text) 35146001293893 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Chetwynd Public Library Fic Kin (Text) BCHE033337 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Creston Public Library FIC KIN (Text) CPL039522 Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Forest Grove Branch KIN (Text) 33923002662405 General Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fort St John Public Library AF KIN (Text) 35211000223604 ADULT Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Gibsons Public Library FIC KING (Text) 30886000199220 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060175405
  • ISBN: 0060175400
  • ISBN: 0060930535 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: x, 546 p. ; 25 cm. : ill.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.

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General Note:
Also: New York : HarperPerennial, 1999.
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. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility."
Subject: Congo - history, 1960
Congo (Democratic Republic) > History > 1960-1997 > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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