At Play in the Fields of the Lord

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Book - 1965
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At an outpost in the South American jungle, conflict erupts between two misplaced outsiders--Martin Quarrier, who has undertaken a mission to convert the local Indians to his own form of Christianity, and Lewis Moon, a mercenary out to kill them.
Publisher: New York, Random House [1965]
Branch Call Number: FIC Matt
Characteristics: 373 p. 22 cm

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singasong70
Sep 28, 2016

Snow Leopard might be good but this was a little too grim to read while reading American Heiress especially.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 12, 2016

Intriguing, if not entirely successful, clash of civilizations novel from the award-winning author of "The Snow Leopard." In a remote jungle in South America, American missionaries, a cynical mercenary, and the native tribes battle over religion, culture, and land. None of the characters are particularly well-drawn and his critique of Western involvement in Latin America is fuzzy. Kingslover's "The Poisonwood Bible" is a better, more nuanced treatment of a similar subject. Made into a film in 1991 with Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Tom Waits, and Daryl Hannah.

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