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poi·son·wood

 (poi′zən-wo͝od′)
n.
A poisonous tree (Metopium toxiferum) of southern Florida and the West Indies, having pinnately compound leaves, yellow-green flowers, and yellow-orange fruit, and causing a rash on contact.

poisonwood

(ˈpɔɪzənˌwʊd)
n
(Plants) a poisonous tree
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Three of Barbara Kingsolver's books made the list of several members--The Lacuna; Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (nonfiction); and The Poisonwood Bible.
In The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver, another admirable novelist, sends her cast overseas; but they are missionaries of American values, struggling to inculcate them in others (even when they know the consequences) or to be tested by the political environment on which they stumble.
The conclusion focuses on Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and the book includes a thorough introduction as well as a bibliography and index.
Barbara Kingsolveris the author of eight works of fiction, including the novels The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction.
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Barbara Kingsolver's novel The Poisonwood Bible makes this point from the perspective of the ignorance and fanaticism of a missionary.
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible (New York: HarperCollins, 1998), 81.