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Even with all of this going, I just couldn't get invested in the main character.
Barbara Kingsolver has written a book of historical fiction that reads like a Frida Kahlo painting: allegory, poetry, beauty & pain.
Suffice it to say I had to go back and read the first chapters after I finished and am in danger of reading the whole book again.
Harrison Shepherd, the young diarist in Lacuna takes us into the colorful and tragic realm of the mid 20th century where howler monkeys become Stalinist traitors, FBI Palookas, and... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ann Benzon
This book is a window to times, places and people I could only imagine before. The characters are engaging and unforgettable.Published 5 days ago by happycritter
Kingsolver has a way of inhabiting different worlds and taking you there. As always, there is a subtle important message which is delivered through ordinary people. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Soosles
I like most of Kingsolver's work. I like her thoroughness of research, and though a novel, accurate in facts or science. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joyce Pace
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this novel, as I did not know how gifted a writer Barbara Kingsolver can be. Yes, I am late to discover her talent! Read morePublished 25 days ago by Terra Hangen
One of the best books I ever read. The prose style is unique and engaging, and the story extremely original and interesting. The characters are just incredible. An excellent read.Published 27 days ago by A.C.
Interesting perspective on post-Revolutionary Mexico and the U.S. at the beginning of the Cold War, but the author's politics get in the way of the story.Published 1 month ago by BMujica
I have not read Barbara Kimgsolver before because I thought she tended to write more toward science fiction. To my delight, not so, this is historical fiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erla Godwin