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The Poisonwood Bible Book 5, Chapter 13

By Barbara Kingsolver

Book 5, Chapter 13

Leah Price Ngemba. Kimvula District. Zaire, 1986.

  • Leah has added a new son to her brood: Nathaniel. She actually gave birth to him on the ride from Kinshasa to Kimvula.
  • The small boy was premature, and almost died, but he stuck it out. Her older kids are moving on. Pascal is at college. Patrice is also in school. And Martin-Lothaire? He's like a young Adah.
  • Leah now spends a lot of time angry at how unfair the world is, but keeps hoping that one day, maybe for her children, it will be better.