As of 2015, Amazon.com customers gave "The Poisonwood Bible" an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars, indicating good reviews. 60 percent of customers rated the novel a full five stars.
"The Poisonwood Bible" is a 1998 novel written by Barbara Kingsolver. It tells the story of a woman and her four daughters who are brought to the Belgian Congo in 1959 by the woman's evangelical Baptist husband. Alix Wilber's editorial review on Amazon.com said that "'The Poisonwood Bible' is arguably Barbara Kingsolver's most ambitious work," while Publishers Weekly called it a "convincing and emotionally resonant novel." Amazon allows customers to purchase the book in paperback, hardcover, audio or Kindle versions.