The Poisonwood Bible | Study Guide

Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible | Character Map

Orleanna Abused, but strong and intelligent woman Spouses Mother Mother Mother Mother Spouses Adah Intellectually curious and emotionally objective young woman Rachel Stereotypical young American woman Ruth May Lively and friendly young girl Leah Intellectually curious young woman; passionate about justice Anatole Congolese activist and schoolteacher Nathan Fanatical and abusive preacher Siblings Siblings Siblings Siblings
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