The Lacuna. The only book I ever got to end of, said "wow," and started over again right then.
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The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver (Book Club Kit). The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events
In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. "The Lacuna" is a poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities.
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - an excellent, well researched book. Could be a challenging read for some, but most certainly worth reading all the way to the end. If you love reading about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera - this book is for you!
“A lavishly gifted writer... Kingsolver [has a] wonderful ear for the quirks of human repartee. The Lacuna is richly spiked with period language... This book grabs at the heartstrings...” -Los Angeles Times “Breathtaking...dazzling...The Lacuna can be enjoyed sheerly for the music of its passages on nature, archaeology, food and friendship; or for its portraits of real and invented people...But the fuller value...lies in its call to conscience and connection.” -New York Times Book Review