The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara KingsolverRead about the other novels on the list.
This novel follows the growth of the four daughters of the Price family. Having left the sweltering heat of Georgia for the even more sweltering heat of the Belgian Congo with all of their belongings packed in carry-on bags, the girls adapt to Congolese culture in a way that their strict Southern Baptist father cannot. Narrated alternately by each child, Poisonwood will leave you with visions of crocodile-filled rivers, sunshiny days, and purposeful young women.
The Poisonwood Bible appears on Segun Afolabi's top ten list of "on the move" books and John Mullan's list of ten of the best snakes in literature.