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The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver 

Review of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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       The Poisonwood Bible is a beautifully written book.  The story continues to unfold throughout the novel from the perspective of various characters.  When I read the novel, I truly felt and emotional connection to the characters even though I could not relate to the setting of the novel (The Congo).  Basically, you are told the same story from the eyes of each member of the family, which can give you a better understanding of what is happening throughout the novel.  I believe that all people can connect to this novel-we are all members of a family, most have experienced some form of tragedy and we all know how your perspective on life changes as you get older.  I highly recommend this book.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was reviewed by Erika

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       It has been years since I've read this book, but I STILL contemplate the story...and the beautifully developed characters!  I think of this book SO many times!  It's leaves a lasting impression.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was reviewed by Dottie

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       I read this book over a period of months, getting five-minute snatches in at a time. Once finished, I immediately read it again, this time in one day. Kingsolver beautifully develops her characters and story. The women are both honest and trancendant, and the plot is both fantastical and all too real.

       Please, please, read this book. It's so amazing, it will change your life.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was reviewed by Lauren

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       This book was recommended by a friend to exemplify a format I wanted to try in my own writing. The format worked for Kingsolver because she developed her characters so magnificently.  The story is far from ordinary, but there were identifyable personalities sometimes magnified by the setting in the Congo.   It isn't an easy read, but there is much to mull over after the last page. I guess the word is memorable.

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver was reviewed by Library Lover


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