The Poisonwood Bible

Reception and awards

Writing in The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani called the book "powerful", but said the social allegories were at times "heavy-handed".[1]

The Guardian said the book was "remarkable not just for its story but also for its narrative form."[2]

The Poisonwood Bible was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 1999. Additionally that year, the book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.[3] It won the 2000 Boeke Prize.


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