Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 2, Chapter 9

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 2, Chapter 9


  • Father and Eeben Axelroot flew to Stanleyville for more quinine pills. Rachel is not happy that they're staying in the Congo for the unforeseeable future. In fact, she says, "All I want is to go home, and start scrubbing the deep-seated impurities of the Congo out of my skin" (2.9.8).
  • May we recommend a nice microdermabrasion?