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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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Mar 25, 2008

it was amazing
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One of my all-time favorites, I read this book twice. While not flawless, this story of a mother and her four daughters, told in each of their five voices, somehow resonated with me. The way Kingsolver was able to adapt her writing style and word choice to reflect each of the women's different perspectives was amazing. The story, set in Africa in the 1950's tells of the women's struggle to escape or adapt to their patriarchal society and find themselves. Their struggle echoes the political stuggle and turbulence of Africa at that time. I learned so much about the Congo and how the United State's involvement sabotaged the country's independence. A definate must-read.

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