The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver

Narrated 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, this is a brilliant story. Each of the daughters has a voice which is completely their own and you see this world through their eyes. I cannot recommend it highly enough, a must read!




Extract

Man oh man are we in for it now, was my thinking about the Congo from the instant we first set foot. We are supposed to be calling the shots here, but it doesn't look to me like we're in charge of a thing, not even our own selves.




Parallels
  • Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  • Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson