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Poisonwood Bible: The Eyes in the Trees November 24, 2006

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Final thoughts:

Did you enjoy this book?  Why/why not?

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The Poisonwood Bible: Song of the Three Children November 24, 2006

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Has this book changed your view of Africa?  How?  Why?

The Poisonwood Bible: What We Carried Out November 24, 2006

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How does Kingsolver’s symbolism relate to the women of the Price family and their reaction to Africa? What did they “take away”?

The Poisonwood Bible: What We Lost November 22, 2006

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What differences and similarities are there among Nathan Price’s relationship with his family, Tata Ndu’s relationship with his people, and the relationship of the Belgian and American authorities with the Congo? Are the novel’s political details–both imagined and historical–appropriate?

The Poisonwood Bible: The Things We Didn’t Know November 21, 2006

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As the members of the Price household experience difficulties from the things they didn’t know, do you find yourself sympathetic towards them? Or do you adopt more of an “You’re getting what you deserve” attitude? What formed your opinions towards them, why?

The Poisonwood Bible–The Things We Learned November 17, 2006

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Why do you suppose that Reverend Nathan Price is not given a voice of his own? Do we learn from his wife and daughters enough information to formulate an adequate explanation for his beliefs and behavior? Does such an explanation matter?

Poisonwood Bible: The Things We Carried November 4, 2006

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How does Kingsolver differentiate among the Price sisters, particularly in terms of their voices? What does each sister reveal about herself and the other three, their relationships, their mother and father, and their lives in Africa? What is the effect of our learning about events and people through the sisters’ eyes?

Poisonwood Bible: Orleana Price November 3, 2006

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I think that because the “Books” are so long in this book that we’ll break it up more by the little sections that she has. So, this is the first! Also, I will also post questions to answer throughout the book instead of waiting until the end. We will still have our discussion at the end of the month, but in addition, there will be questions for each little section.

Question for Orleana Price Section:
On first take, do you view Orleana as strong? Or weak? Why?

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Starts Today November 1, 2006

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Just a reminder that the Poisonwood Bible Starts Today.  Nicole will be leading discussions on this book.poisonwood.jpg