Friday, October 16, 2015

Ten top books that explore pioneer life

Lucy Inglis is a historian and novelist. One of her ten favorite books that explore pioneer life, as shared at the Guardian:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Read about another entry on the list.

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.

--Marshal Zeringue