2008-09-18 / News

Page-Turners to read 'The Poisonwood Bible'

Page-Turners, a book discussion club for adult readers at the Houghton Lake Public Library, will meet Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. The book selected for discussion is "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. Winner of several awards for fiction, the novel was also an Oprah Book Club selection.

Kingsolver's book traces a Baptist family as they move from Georgia to the Belgian Congo to convert the villagers of Kilanga to Christianity. The story covers 30 years as the wife and daughters grow, mature and weather the personal and cultural challenges that come both from living in an unstable household and in an unstable part of Africa.

Anyone interested in joining Page-Turners may check out a copy of "The Poisonwood Bible" and begin reading. Open to the public and free of charge, Page- Turners offers an evening for those who love to read and discuss good books. Readers may come alone or invite friends. Stop by or call the library at 366-9230 for information.

To read an excerpt from "The Poisonwood Bible," go to the library catalog at www.hlpl.org. Search the book title, select enter and then select the More Information button to read book reviews, the first chapter or excerpt and the awards that this novel has garnered.

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