The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara KingsolverRead about another entry on the list.
This is about a missionary family, the Prices, who move from Georgia to the Belgian Congo in 1959. Rachel, Leah, Adah and Ruth May are the four daughters who grow and change over the course of the book. Kingsolver is a superb writer and I think Poisonwood is her finest book, bringing to life a strong female cast of individual voices. It’s the sort of writing I dream of producing.
The Poisonwood Bible appears on Allegra Frazier's top five list of books to remind you of warmer climes, Segun Afolabi's top ten list of "on the move" books, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best snakes in literature.