The poisonwood Bible: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.6 - AR Pts: 29
Lexile measure:
960L
Description

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.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780060175405
9780061804816
9780060930530
9780060786502
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.6, 29 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDed4dc9c8-72fe-12df-1a14-0b8dafa59e8a
Grouping Titlepoisonwood bible
Grouping Authorkingsolver barbara
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-18 04:10:42AM
Last Indexed2019-10-18 04:18:20AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value29
accelerated_reader_reading_level6.6
authorKingsolver, Barbara
author2-rolecloudLibrary
author_displayKingsolver, Barbara
available_at_aacplCrofton Library
Linthicum Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_aacplADULT
CLOUD LIBRARY
detailed_location_aacplBroadneck Library - Classic Titles
Crofton Library - Classic Titles
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall - Classic Titles
Linthicum Library - Classic Titles
Online
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library - Classic Titles
display_descriptionThe 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.
format_aacplBook
eBook
format_category_aacplBooks
eBook
ided4dc9c8-72fe-12df-1a14-0b8dafa59e8a
isbn9780060175405
9780060786502
9780060930530
9780061804816
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a47326831997101521300Linthicum Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 01, 2019LIN
ils:a47326831997101521565Discoveries: the Library at the Mall - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseChecked OutOct 01, 2019MALL
ils:a47326831997101521599Crofton Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 26, 2019CRO
ils:a47326831997099342198Crofton Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 28, 2019CRO
ils:a47326831997094271202Broadneck Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseOn HoldSep 06, 2019BDN
ils:a47326831997101521581Severna Park Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseChecked OutOct 10, 2019S-PK
ils:a47326831997101521573Severna Park Library - Classic TitlesCLASSICS (K)1falsefalseIn TransitSep 26, 2019S-PK
overdrive:8489b13c-fafd-4751-81ee-1f0f090effee-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:8489b13c-fafd-4751-81ee-1f0f090effee1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
external_econtent:ils:a14945641494564-1001OnlineCLOUD LIBRARYeBookeBook1falsetrueCLOUD LIBRARYhttps://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/library/AACPL-document_id-tnrg9Available OnlineZ-ELIBRARY
itype_aacplClassic titles
Electronic Book
last_indexed2019-10-18T08:18:20.327Z
lexile_score960
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplCLASSICS (K)
CLOUD LIBRARY
Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplAnnapolis Mall
Broadneck Library
Crofton Library
Linthicum Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9780060175405
publishDate1998
2005
2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a473268BookBooksFirst Harper Perennial modern classics edition.EnglishHarperFlamingo, 2005.546 pages ; 24 cm
overdrive:8489b13c-fafd-4751-81ee-1f0f090effeeeBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2009
external_econtent:ils:a1494564eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins, 2009.576 p.
ils:a139841BookBooks1st ed.EnglishHarperFlamingo, 1998.546 p. : 24 cm.
ils:a1494564eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins, 2009.576 p.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a47326831997101521300On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997101521565Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997101521599Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997099342198On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997094271202Checked OutOn Holdfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997101521581Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a47326831997101521573Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:8489b13c-fafd-4751-81ee-1f0f090effee-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:8489b13c-fafd-4751-81ee-1f0f090effee1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
external_econtent:ils:a14945641494564-1001Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAmericans -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History -- 1960- -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Family Life -- FICTION
Literary -- FICTION
Missionaries -- Fiction
Sagas -- FICTION
title_displayThe poisonwood Bible : a novel
title_fullThe Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible A Novel [eBook] Kingsolver, Barbara
The poisonwood Bible : a novel / Barbara Kingsolver
The poisonwood bible [classic] / Barbara Kingsolver
title_shortThe poisonwood Bible
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAmericans
Family Life
Fiction
History
Literary
Literature
Missionaries
Sagas