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LACUNA
by BARBARA KINGSOLVER

Published: 2011-01-01
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The novel is told as a series of diary entries, newspaper clippings, etc. Do you like this style? Why or why not?
Discuss the women in Shepherd's life - his mother, Frida Kahlo, Violet Brown
Discuss the historical timeframe, and the McCarthy era "investigations."
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12

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Concentrate on Mexico
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12
I'd indulge in the foods of Mexico that Shepherd so expertly prepared. OR you could concentrate on good Southern cooking (since half the novel is set in Asheville)

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by DonnaCrocetti (see profile) 03/03/20

 
  "The space between truth and what we think is truth."by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12

I had a difficult time with this novel. I did not like Kingsolver’s voice as narrator at the outset, which made my mind wander as I “listened.” That really has little to do with the no... (read more)

 
  "Lacuna"by schmidt1radford (see profile) 06/22/11

So very smart, thought provoking, relevant to present day.

 
  "The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver"by dwenzel (see profile) 06/22/11

Our group agreed that you had to read about 25% of the book before it got interesting. Many put it down before that as they found the first portion of the story plodding and boring. Members who stayed... (read more)

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