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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible (1998) by Barbara Kingsolver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Kingsolver) is a bestselling novel about a missionary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missionary) family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from Georgia (U.S. state) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(U.S._state)) to the village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Congo), close to the Kwilu River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwilu_River). (The nearest town, an impossibly long journey away, is Bulungu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulungu_(Bandundu_province)).) The Prices' story, which parallels their host country's tumultuous emergence into the post-colonial era, is narrated by the five women of the family: Orleanna, the long-suffering wife of Baptist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist) missionary Nathan Price, and their four daughters—Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May.