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THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver
Kirkus Star
by Barbara Kingsolver

To resolve the problem of being too busy: In Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, overzealous missionary Nathan Price’s quixotic spiritual goals force his family to endure endless privations—including hunger, drudgery, discomfort, and disease on hostile territory. While he works tirelessly, and wrongheadedly, to “improve” the lives of the natives, he neglects his own flesh and blood. As you look askance at his frenetic activity, ask yourself this question: “Is this really so different from my life?” If the answer is no, examine as honestly as you can how much of your to-do list is really crucial, and find ways to pare your horaire.