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Review: The Lacuna

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

Although her last fulllength novel released in 2000, it's not as if Barbara Kingsolver has just been sitting around for the past nine years. As her avid readers know, she recently moved to a new part of the country, took up farming, only ate local cuisine for a year, and wrote about the experience in her bestselling memoir, ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE. And, apparently, Kingsolver has been spending ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Mexico, 1929. In the beginning American-born Harrison Shepard is a simple young boy just barely holding onto his Mexican mother's apron strings as she drags him through one failed relationship to ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Audio book performed by the author. Kingsolver tells the story of William Harrison Shepherd, a young man caught in the gaps (the lacunae) between two countries, two parents, two cultures, two lives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tonstant.Weader - LibraryThing

Kingsolver tells the story of a young boy growing up in Mexico in the households of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. The story focuses on the personal more than the political, though the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Al-G - LibraryThing

"The Lacuna" is the story of a young man who is searching for himself, seeking his identity which is lost amid divorce and dislocation. Shuffled back and forth between his mother in Mexico and his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael_Lilly - LibraryThing

Historical novel that includes Diego Rivera, Freda Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, Joe McCarthy, and the House Unamerican Activities Committee. What more could you want for drama? Read full review

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