“The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood BibleI’m going to start listing some of the books that are on my “Must Read” List. And I mean “Tami Must Read” list. For instance, the book The Poisonwood Bible is on pretty much every top all-time book list, yet I have not read it yet. Every summer I tell myself I’m going to read it, and I don’t. So it is on my list!

The writeup from Indigo ChaptersThe 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.

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