The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060930535
ISBN-13: 9780060930530
Published: Harper Perennial, 10/01/1999
Pages: 560
Language: English

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Praise for Richard Taylor's Rain Shadow

"It is a balm to read this quietly powerful book. The poems come from solitude and close study of the immediate world with things in it, living and dying. Over and over the poems in this book uncover wisdom and resonate, as a mind at once alert and wholly arrived at peace. Richard Taylor makes this exalted state seem perfectly natural."

- Maurice Manning

"What unifies Richard Taylor's wonderful new collection, Rain Shadow, is what T.S. Eliot termed 'the objective correlative': something in nature that symbolizes or objectifies a particular human longing or behavior and that may be used to evoke a desired emotional response in the reader. In many of these poems, nature- in the form of a maple tree, a 'ribbon of snow', a potted fern, or a heron whose neck is 'like the handle of a folded umbrella'- provieds Taylor with poetic fodder to link fragile human emotions to the solid 'thereness' just outside his kitchen window. Rain Shadow contains some of Taylor's strongest work. And though it's his nature poems I love best here, there are pleasures on every page."

- Jeff Worley

"This book explains much, / including how each of us / becomes each. The mortality of people, the immortality of suffering. The interaction of shadow and light. The trap-lines of relationships, the Terra Incognita of love, the salty pulsings of reanimated hearts as well as the thermal broth of new prisons. The communion with nature- knowing not only that a tree has fallen / but which tree. Reader, pick up this book. It will move you deeply with its humanity, beauty and unprecedented brightness. You cannot travel through its pages unchanged."

-Katerina Stoykova-Klemer