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This is an auction for THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver.

"This intense family drama is set in an Africa on the verge of independence and upheaval. Told in the voices of the mother and daughters, the novel spans 30 years as the women seek to understand each other and the continent that tore them apart. Kingsolver has a keen understanding of the inevitable, often violent clashes between white and indigenous cultures, yet she lets the women tell their own stories. An excellent novel that will win the author new fans."
- Library Journal (US)

"Kingsolver's powerful new book is actually an old-fashioned 19th-century novel, a Hawthornian tale of sin and redemption and the 'dark necessity' of history."
- New York Times

"There are few ambitious, successful and beautiful novels. Lucky for us, we have one now, in THE POISONWOOD BIBLE . . . This awed reviewer hardly knows where to begin."
- Washington Post

Amazon.com review:

"In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo - a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century - the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences - here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation."

More favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1999.

546 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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