Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Unapologetically political metafiction from Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, 2000, etc.) about the small mistakes or gaps (lacunas) that change history. Set in leftist Mexico in the 1930s and the United States in the '40s and '50s, the novel is a compilation of diary entries, newspaper clippings (real and fictional), snippets of memoirs, letters and archivist's commentary, all concerning Harrison ... Read full review

Review: The Lacuna

Editorial Review - - 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  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

I had the privilege of listening to Kingsolver read this aloud as well as reading the print...I love her. Her voice and her style of narration, her perfectly articulated words and sounds all ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Audio book performed by the author. 4**** 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 ... 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  - 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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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

It took me a really long time to get into this book. If it wasn't written by Barbara Kingsolver I don't think I would have continued reading. To me, the first half of the book was long and drawn out ... Read full review

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