Modern Classics Book Club: The Poisonwood Bible

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Online/Virtual, Literature

Program Description

Event Details

Welcome to our virtual book club!  We will be reading out loud a variety of books ranging from classic selections to modern literature.

Current Selection

Title: The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Book 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.

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