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The Resource The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
The poisonwood Bible
Title
The poisonwood Bible
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1998.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038329
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
P65 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Oprah's book club
  • Oprah's book club
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/the-poisonwood-bible-by-barbara-kingsolver/
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780060786502
Lccn
98019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 38916924
  • 288280
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2008/07/22/the-poisonwood-bible-by-barbara-kingsolver/
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780060786502
Lccn
98019901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 38916924
  • 288280

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