When Nathan dies, she is the only one of her sisters who feels anything other than satisfaction.
It takes Ruth May dying to begin opening Leah’s eyes so she sees what kind of man her father really is.
Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible follows the Price family after their decision to go to the Congo as missionaries.
The story is told through the eyes of the mother, Orleanna, and her four daughters- Rachel, Leah, Adah, and Ruth May.
Orleanna Price is certain that Leah knows how to take care of herself.
Leah is the stronger of a set of twins, and a tomboy on top of that.
Despite the absence of intimacy in their relationship, Leah and her sisters combine forces with Orleanna to protect each other from Nathan and his temper.
On more than one occasion, the girls have accepted punishment for things Orleanna has done, and vice versa.
Leah’s relationship with her father differs greatly from the one she has with her mother.
She adores Nathan, and does everything she can to be accepted in his eyes.