The Lacuna Cd: A Novel

Audio Book (CD) | November 3, 2009

byBarbara Kingsolver

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In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

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In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take rea...

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From the Mexico City of Frida Kahlo to the America of J. Edgar Hoover, The Lacuna tells the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations.Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one f...

Barbara Kingsolver is the author of seven works of fiction, including the novels The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction such as Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In 2000, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060853565

ISBN - 13:9780060853563

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Lacuna Liked all the Frida references
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lacuna I have been a long-time fan of Barbara Kingsolver, and I was so happy that this book did not disappoint. Although I did find the beginning a bit of a slog, I was glad that I stuck it through. The story is so detailed, you feel immersed in the life of Harrison Shepherd and the mix of Mexican culture, geography, and politics at a very tumultuous time. As a fan of the intriguing Frida Kahlo I was so curious to see how Shepherd's life would mesh with theirs. I worried it would feel forced and false, but to me it was like Frida, Diego, Trotsky, and all those surrounding her were characters from Kingsolver's imagination, they blended so seamlessly into the narrative. Her ability to blend history and fiction is wonderful. To be cliche, I couldn't put it down. The ending was magnificent and soaring and heartbreaking. Since becoming hooked by the Poisonwood Bible I always look forward to another Kingsolver book; this one was worth the wait! Stick with it if you find it a bit dense to start; you will be glad you did.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You feel like you are there. Intelligently written. Beautiful descriptions, you feel like you are there. Type of book you can put down for awhile, do other things, but you want to come back to find out what happens to Harrison (Soli). Without ruining it for you. The era was harsh for those who were perceived to have the "wrong" connections. A whisper from the powers who be at that time, could set up the destruction of a persons life. The story is his life. It will be a book I pass along to friends to read.
Date published: 2012-07-22