Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 4, Chapter 10

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 4, Chapter 10


  • In this less-than-a-page chapter, Adah poetically describes Ruth May's final dying moment. "I saw each step of [her birth] played out in reverse at the end of her life. The closing parenthesis. […] Her final gulp of air as hungry as a baby's first breath" (4.10.2).