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The Poisonwood Bible | Study Guide

Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Poisonwood Bible that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Austenfeld, Thomas, editor. Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver. Salem, 2010.

Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Houghton, 1999.

Kwitny, Jonathan. Endless Enemies: The Making of an Unfriendly World. Penguin, 1984.

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen, editor. Barbara Kingsolver: A Literary Companion. McFarland, 2004.

Van Reybrouck, David. Congo: The Epic History of a People. HarperCollins, 2014.

Wagner-Martin, Linda, editor. Barbara Kingsolver's World. Bloomsbury, 2104.

Wrong, Michela. In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo. 4th Estate, 2000.

Course Hero. "The Poisonwood Bible Infographic." Course Hero. 6 Feb. 2018. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <>.

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