The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

by

Barbara Kingsolver

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The Poisonwood Bible: Book 4, Chapter 59 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Adah notes that she was not present when Ruth May was born, but she was there when Ruth May died. She sees her little sister take her final breaths, her face turning blue. With this, Ruth May’s life ends.
Adah is calm, dispassionate even, as she describes her sister’s death. Paradoxically, her calmness makes the death scene even more emotional.
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