The Poisonwood Bible
(eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
HarperCollins, 2009.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 6.6 - AR Pts: 29
Lexile measure
960L
Status
Available Online

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Description

Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Staff View

Go To Grouped Work

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDed4dc9c8-72fe-12df-1a14-0b8dafa59e8a
Full titlepoisonwood bible
Authorkingsolver barbara
Grouping Categorybook
Last Update2022-01-20 18:58:55PM
Last Indexed2022-01-21 15:31:48PM

Book Cover Information

Image Sourcecoce_google_books
First LoadedMar 16, 2021
Last UsedJan 22, 2022

Hoopla Extract Information

stdClass Object
(
    [year] => 2009
    [artist] => Barbara Kingsolver
    [fiction] => 1
    [coverImageUrl] => https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780061804816_270.jpeg
    [titleId] => 13325008
    [isbn] => 9780061804816
    [abridged] => 
    [language] => ENGLISH
    [profanity] => 
    [title] => The Poisonwood Bible
    [demo] => 
    [segments] => Array
        (
        )

    [pages] => 576
    [children] => 
    [artists] => Array
        (
            [0] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [name] => Barbara Kingsolver
                    [relationship] => AUTHOR
                )

        )

    [genres] => Array
        (
            [0] => Family Life
            [1] => Fiction
            [2] => Literary
            [3] => Sagas
        )

    [price] => 2.94
    [id] => 13325008
    [edited] => 
    [kind] => EBOOK
    [active] => 1
    [upc] => 
    [synopsis] => "A powerful new epic . . . [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.
    [url] => https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13325008
    [pa] => 
    [subtitle] => A Novel
    [publisher] => HarperCollins
)
1