I read another historical fiction! I actually didn't plan to read two historical fiction books this month, but the timing is good. I actually have one more to go.
*I just finished The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver.
*I somewhat enjoyed this one. I really liked reading about the struggles the family had trying to adapt to a new culture. However, I didn't find there was much new material, and the ending dragged out a bit too long for me (maybe 70-80 pages too long). I liked the different character perspectives, however, the viewpoints were only from all the white female characters. It would have been nice to have a viewpoint of one of the African civilians and/or the father, Nathan. It would have added more depth to the story.
*This book follows the Price family's move to the Belgian Congo in 1959 for missionary work. During that time, though, the Congo begin their path toward independence and several events occur, including the execution of their first Prime Minister.
*It was definitely historical fiction, but I can also see this as coming-of-age (for some characters), romance, and religion-based.
*As I only somewhat enjoyed this book, I might recommend this to those who would like to read about how one family adapts to a new culture during an unstable time in the country's history.