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For the first 150 pages of this book I just didn't get it.
Barbara Kingsolver has written a book of historical fiction that reads like a Frida Kahlo painting: allegory, poetry, beauty & pain.
This is a lovely book - good story, fascinating historical perspective and characters about whom you come to care deeply.
Very well written and the historical context gave it a richness that brought you closer to the characters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Mary Hasbah Roessel
I generally enjoy Ms. Kingsolver's art and craft very much. This book took me to a turning point I did not want to engage. I read "thus far and no farther. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Stephen R. Swain
Sad, moving, thought provoking, a novel revealing one of the despicable periods of the twentieth century, Kinngsolver's book will not let you go.Published 9 days ago by Henrietta S. Barbour
This author never fails to delight me! You always learn something from her novels and they keep you interested! Another success by Kingsolver.Published 1 month ago by The Rolling N
I have given too many 5 star reviews lately. I always seem to love a book when I just finish it and only later will I think 'that doesn't work', or recall jarring inconsistencies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judy
The writing was beautiful and the characters were interesting. I found the story line very interesting. I liked that it contained some historical facts.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Keene
I hear it will get better but halfway through I am bored with the character, whom I still can't get a real sense of.Published 1 month ago by galpalsal
It seemed a messy collection of writings, with some wonderful tales, archeology and Aztec history but at times just confusingly written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Liza Helps
Again, I have enjoyed all of Barbara Kingsolver books...she is such an interesting storyteller. Thanks again for all the good book deals!Published 1 month ago by JUDY G