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Contemporary fiction

The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver

Quick take

Kingsolver’s masterpiece, a modern classic first published in 1998, is epic in scope and size.

Why I love it

Maybe it’s her credential as a biologist that gives author Barbara Kingsolver a thrillingly unique perspective into the natural worlds her characters live in, even as she creates lively worlds in the interiors of their minds. Set in the Belgian Congo beginning in 1959, _The Poisonwood Bible_ is Kingsolver’s masterpiece, a modern classic first published in 1998, epic in scope and size. It’s the st...

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