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The Poisonwood Bible Study Guide

by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible study guide contains a biography of Barbara Kingsolver, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The Poisonwood Bible is divided up into seven parts, each of which is told in short chapters from the perspective of one of the women in the Price household.

In "Genesis," the family first arrives in the Congo, leaving their friends and family back in Georgia. They are unprepared for the trip, though they attempt to bring large amounts of their possessions with them. They soon find that even these possessions do them little good in the African jungle. They are forced to quickly learn the ways of the jungle, both in the manner in which Reverend Price tries to preach to the people, and in the ways their native Georgia plants won't flower in the African jungle and are washed away when the heavy rains finally come.

In "The Revelation," the…

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