Library Book Club now reading The Poisonwood Bible

On Friday, July 19th, the Library Book Club will discuss The Poisonwood Bible (1998), by Barbara Kingsolver.

“The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.”*

The discussion will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Library Conference Room. The Library owns three copies of the novel, and it is widely available from local libraries, including on audiobook. A plot summary and excerpts are available from the author’s website as well as from Oprah’s Book Club.

For more information about this or other Library book Club events, please contact Harold Henkel at


*Barbara Kingsolver (Official website). The Poisonwood Bible. http:www.kingsolver.combooksthe-poisonwood-bible.html.