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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver '77 Among "50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Authors"

July 23, 2004

July 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - At "the Hay-on-Wye book festival in Britain last month ... the people who run the Orange Prize for women's fiction asked a sample of 500 patrons to vote on their definitive 'must have' bookshelf of 50 books by living writers," observes Australia's The Age. The article notes, "it's gratifying to see quite a few of my favourites from recent years on the list [including] Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible." Kingsolver is a 1977 graduate of DePauw University.

Read the story by clicking here, and access the list of "50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Authors" here. Barnes & Noble refers to The Poisonwood Bible as one of "tomorrow's classics." Read more here.

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