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The poisonwood Bible: a novel
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Published:
New York : HarperFlamingo, 1998.
Physical Desc:
x, 546 pages ; 25 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.6 - AR Pts: 29
Lexile measure:
960L
Rating:
960
Status:
10 copies, 2 people are on the wait list.
Description

"Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

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. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061577079, 0061577073, 0060175400, 9780060175405, 0060786507, 0060930535, 0606194207
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.6, 29 Points
Lexile measure:
960

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 545-546).
Target Audience
960,Lexile.
Target Audience
960L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.6,29.0,35204.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.6,29,35204.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, B. (1998). The poisonwood Bible: a novel. New York, HarperFlamingo.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. 1998. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel. New York, HarperFlamingo.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara, The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel. New York, HarperFlamingo, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel. New York, HarperFlamingo, 1998.

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