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The Resource The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Label
The poisonwood Bible
Title
The poisonwood Bible
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful new epic . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty." -Los Angeles Times Book Review 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. 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Oprah's book club
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  • Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Missionaries
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Target audience
adult
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061804816
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13325008
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13325008
System control number
MWT13325008
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061804816
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13325008
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13325008
System control number
MWT13325008
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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