Study Guide

The Poisonwood Bible Book 4, Chapter 5

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 4, Chapter 5


  • After seeing the slaughter of the hunt (and not helping a bit) Rachel misses American grocery stores.
  • She takes a bath, cries, and throws a private little pity party for herself, sad for all the "poor dumb animals running for their lives" (4.5.5).
  • Oh, but she's talking about the people, not the four-legged ones.