"This Book Changed My Life": 'Oprah's Book Club' and The Poisonwood Bible

Annika McPherson


Literary production, distribution, and consumption seem to become more intricately entwined as readers engage in new forms of literary criticism on the Internet. This article analyzes the entries on Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible on 'Oprah's Book Club' online discussion board and shows how these both challenge and confirm academic literary criticism of the novel.

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