the poisonwood bible

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By Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver's novel about a missionary family who moves from Georgia to the Congo is devastating—and riveting. And when it's read aloud, you get such a complete understanding of each of the four Price sisters, mostly due to narrator Dean Robertson, who creates a completely different, totally believable voice for each one. Be prepared to weep—and lose the next 12 hours and 10 minutes.