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The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world. This new edition for 2017 features a cover design by award-winning fashion designer, Tina Lobondi.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571339792
Date Published
06.07.2017
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Summary

‘Breathtaking.’ Sunday Times
‘Exquisite.’ The Times
‘Beautiful.’ Independent
‘Powerful.’ New York Times

An international bestseller and a modern classic, this suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and their remarkable reconstruction has been read, adored and shared by millions around the world.

This story is 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 readers are saying
‘This remains one of the most fascinating books I have ever read.’

‘I felt every emotion under the sky with this book.’

‘Riveting.’

‘This novel left a lasting – YEARS LASTING – impression.’

‘This is one of those booksthat stands the test of time and is worth rereading.’

‘Five epic, no-wonder-this-book-is-so-well-loved stars!’

Critic Reviews

Breathtaking.

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

A book club classic . . . There is humour, history, love and loss.

The Times
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A brilliantly realised epic of one family’s journey to the heart of darkness.

Independent
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An updated, dysfunctional version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women . . . it pours forth ideas about good and evil, civilization and savagery, and the unlikely nature of redemption.

Sunday Times
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Provocative and affecting . . . illustrates how profoundly both women and the world have changed.

Claire Messud
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Soaringly panoramic... the jungle throbs with life and death – every aspect unnervingly convincing.

Julie Myerson
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Barbara Kingsolver’s books of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction are widely translated and have won numerous literary awards, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, awarded to The Lacuna; Flight Behaviour was also shortlisted. She is the founder of the PEN/Bellwether Prize, and in 2000 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, her country’s highest honour for service through the arts.…

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