Ethical Dilemmas Reading Group Continues

Cleveland Park Library

Ethical Dilemmas Reading Group Continues

Third Installment: The Poisonwood Bible

Poisonwood Bible CoverPlease join us at the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., for our third installment of the Ethical Dilemmas book discussion series. The selection for November is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.   

In this story, the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, an evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo provide the narrative. It is 1959. The family brings everything they think they’ll need in the Congo, but none of it, including their deeply felt religious beliefs, makes a lot of sense in their new environment.  How the family disintegrates and rebuilds itself over three decades in a country and continent that is also disintegrating and rebuilding itself as colonial rule fades away, meld history and fiction in this novel. When all of the “props” of normal living are finally removed, how do they each find the strength and will to survive?

For more information or to sign up for this free program, please call or visit the Cleveland Park Library.  

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library.