Welcome to . . . Read With Us Discussion Day

Bonny and Carole and I are posting discussion question(s) today for our latest RWU book . . . The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Join the discussion by commenting on our blogs.  I’ll be answering your posts within the comment section for this discussion — and you can comment on other people’s comments, as well. Y’know . . . like in a real book group.

Let’s begin!

First . . . I’d really like to know what you thought of the book. What did you like best – or least – about The Poisonwood Bible.

Second . . . When I first read this book back in the late 1990s, I was most struck by the distinct voices of the four Price sisters and their mother as narrators. In fact, the thing I remembered most clearly about my original reading of PW Bible were the voices of those Price sisters! Reading it again this time around, I remain impressed by the way Barbara Kingsolver moved the story forward entirely through those distinct narratives voices.

What do you think? How does Kingsolver differentiate among the Price sisters (and their mother), particularly in terms of their voices? What is the effect of our learning about events and people through the sisters’ eyes? And did you relate to/”like” one sister more than the others?

I can’t wait to hear what you think!


Don’t forget: We’ll be discussing the book on Zoom tonight – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. There’s still time for you to join us! Just let me know of your interest either with a comment or by sending me an email (see sidebar, above) — and I’ll send a Zoom invitation.

PS – If you are planning to join us on the Zoom, but haven’t received an invitation from me (I sent them last Tuesday evening), please let me know so I can get the Zoom link to you today.