My Selection
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My Selection

My Selection — The Poisonwood Bible

by Barbara Kingsolver

This is probably my favourite book of all time. It is set in the Congo and tells the story of a baptist missionary and his family who moved to the Congo in 1959, as part of his job. The story is told from the perspective of the preacher’s wife Orleanna and her four daughters. Each narrative voice is totally unique and exquisitely written. As their life in the Congo…



“All good books are the same and when you read a good book you realize it’s already passed on to you and then that book becomes yours whatever good or bad or enjoyable in it. There are evils, sadness, people, towns and seasons there, they all become yours.” (Ernest Hemingway)

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Justine McGrath

I believe in kindness because it matters. Author ‘Conversations with my Father — Jack Kyle,’ and ‘The Elephant Crossing.’