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Poisonwood bible

Five female characters, a missionary's family, narrate this novel set in the Belgian Congo during that country's fight for independence.

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  • "Willkommen in Kilanga"
  • "Poisonwood Bible. Français"
  • "Book clubs to go"
  • "Poisonwood Bible"
  • "Poisonwood Bible"@pl
  • "Poisonwood bible"@it
  • "Book clubs to go : Poisonwood Bible"

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  • "Five female characters, a missionary's family, narrate this novel set in the Belgian Congo during that country's fight for independence."@en
  • "Nathan Price and his family move to the Belgian Congo in 1959, and the experiences they have while living in Africa affect each member of the family in a different way."@en
  • "This 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 soon find that everything they have brought from home is calamitously transformed on African soil."
  • ""La saga familiale d'un Baptiste évangélique au Congo belge."
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."
  • "The tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in post-colonial Africa. An evangelical minister discovers that everything--from garden seeds to Scripture--is transformed on African soil."@en
  • "Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist, takes his wife and four daughters to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all 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 undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa."@en
  • "Vier dochters van een fanatieke baptistenpredikant, evangelist in Belgisch Congo, proberen te overleven in de tijd van Lumumba en Mobuto, begin jaren zestig."
  • "The family of a Baptist missionary begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives transformed over the course of three decades."@en
  • "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."
  • "A missionary family in the Congo finds tragedy."@en
  • "This 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."
  • "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. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. 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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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 all they believe they will need from home but soon find that all of it--from garden seeds to Scripture--is calamitously transformed on the African soil."
  • "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."@en
  • "When evangelist Nathan Price takes his family to the Belgian Congo in 1959, the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within the country's complex culture."@en
  • "The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minster who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters."@en
  • "A fiery evangelist takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959, carrying all they need from home, but find it is calamitously transformed on African soil. The tale recounts the family's tragic undoing and reconstruction."
  • "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. An epic of one family's tragic undoing and reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa."
  • "The highly acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller--a selection of Oprah's Book Club --is now available in paperback. When evangelist Nathan Price takes his family to the Belgian Congo in 1959, the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within the country's complex culture."@en
  • "Ask librarian for help in locating."@en
  • ""The Poisonwood Bible" tells the story of an American family in the Congo during a time of tremendous political and social upheaval. The 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 all 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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables. "The Poisonwood Bible" dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has written a novel of overwhelming power and passion."@en
  • "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. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. 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."@en
  • "The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven."@en
  • "The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters. By the author of Pigs in Heaven."
  • "The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At it's center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters."@en
  • "Les années 60, la décolonisation et la lutte du Congo pour son indépendance. Sur cette toile de fond, Orleanna Price reconstruit l'histoire de son mari pasteur baptiste. Chacune de ses quatre filles racontent aussi la ruine de cette famille belge inadaptée à l'Afrique. Leurs histoires entrecroisées oscillent entre la comédie noire des échecs humains et le souffle de l'espoir."
  • "Congo, Democratic Republic - history 1960."@en
  • "Idealistisch, mutig und von grenzenlosem Gottvertrauen beseelt, verläßt Reverend Price mit seiner Frau und seinen vier jugendlichen Töchtern die amerikanische Heimat, um im Kongo zu missionieren. Als das Land seine Souveränität erklärt, muß die Familie um ihr Überleben kämpfen. Doch vor allem die Töchter sind längst den Verlockungen des geheimnisvollen Kontinents erlegen."
  • "The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters."@en

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  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Domestic fiction"@en
  • "Translations"
  • "Popular literature"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Sagas"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"

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  • "De gifhouten bijbel"
  • "Poisonwood bible"@en
  • "A Bíblia envenenada"@pt
  • "The poisonwood Bible / M: a novel"
  • "Les yeux dans les arbres"
  • "Torat ʻets ha-raʻal"
  • "Les yeux dans les arbres : roman"
  • "Poisonwood Bible: a novel"@en
  • "La Biblia envenenada"
  • "La Biblia envenenada"@es
  • "The poisonwood bible"@en
  • "The poisonwood bible"
  • "The poisonwood bible a novel"@en
  • "Willkommen in Kilanga Roman"
  • "The poisonwood bible : a novel"@en
  • "The poisonwood bible : a novel"
  • "Biblia jadowitego drzewa"
  • "Biblia jadowitego drzewa"@pl
  • "Myrkkypuun siemen"@fi
  • "Gifttræets evangelium"@da
  • "Willkommen in Kilanga : Roman"
  • "Biblija otrovne masline"
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "Gli occhi negli alberi"@it
  • "Gli occhi negli alberi"
  • "The poisonwood Bible : a novel"@en
  • "The poisonwood Bible : a novel"
  • "The Poisonwood Bible : a novel"
  • "The poisenwood bible : a novel"
  • "The poisonwood Bible"
  • "The poisonwood Bible"@en
  • "Poisonwood Bible"@en
  • "תורת עץ הרעל"
  • "Die Giftholzbibel Roman"
  • "The Poisonwood Bible"
  • "The Poisonwood Bible"@en
  • "Giftträdets bibel"@sv
  • "Giftträdets bibel"
  • "The poisonwood Bible a novel"
  • "The poisonwood Bible a novel"@en
  • "A biblia envenenada"@en
  • "Gifttræets Evangelium"
  • "Die Giftholzbibel : Roman"
  • "The Poisonwood bible"@en
  • "The Posonwood Bible"@en
  • "The Pioson Wood Bible"@en
  • "La biblia envenenada"@es

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