Join us to discuss this month's book selection and enjoy food and friends. This month, we will be reading a fiction story; a glimpse into culture, history, conflict, and religion through the eyes of different family members. Bring your favorite dish to share; soft drinks and water will be provided. Haven't read the book? No worries, come join the fun anyway!
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 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.