In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation....Continua
1960. A white family of 6 moves from the state of Georgia USA to Congo for the greatness of God.
Received this as a gift, the tag 'recommended by Oprah' first made me want to put it on the shelf and forget it. Congo, missionary life, not really subjects I would seek out by myself. But this book truly fascinated me, and I learned a lot. Was especially taken in by little Ada....Continua
One of the most profound novels I have ever read. I could not put it down. Beautifully written. I read this book 6-7 years ago and have yet to find a book nearly as good.