The Poisonwood Bible Comes of Age
To celebrate the 18th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver’s modern classic, The Poisonwood Bible, Faber are giving away 200 copies of a beautifully repackaged new edition.

Working with designer Tina Lobondi, The Poisonwood Bible, has been redesigned to mark its 18th birthday, and you can apply for 2 free copies to read with a friend or loved one. Whether you’re revisiting the novel with someone new, or discovering it for the first time, The Poisonwood Bible is a story so remarkable it deserves to be read time and again.

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‘Provocative and affecting . . . illustrates how profoundly both women and the world have changed.’ Claire Messud, The Times
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. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against one of history's most dramatic political parables.

About the author

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership. In 2010 she won the Orange Prize for The Lacuna and her 2012 novel Flight Behaviour was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.
Picture of the author by David Wood