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The Lacuna: A Novel (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver

Published: 2009-11-01
Hardcover : 528 pages
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Discussion Questions

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How did you like the format (journal entries, newspaper clippings, etc)? Why or why not?
Discuss the women in Shepherd's life - his mother, Frida, Mrs Brown
Discuss the historical framework - especially McCarthyism and the investigations that resulted.
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12

look up and copy the art of Frida and Diego.
by kindlfif2 (see profile) 11/08/10

What is meant by "what a knot of history one mistake can become"?
Would the McCarthy Anti-Communist campaign fall into that realm?
by Ruthyless (see profile) 11/07/10

We found discussion questions on the internet.
by jendorf10 (see profile) 02/18/10

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Book Club Recommendations

Visit Mexico
by FTessa (see profile) 04/10/12
I would concentrate on the foods of Mexico that Shepherd so expertly prepared. OR ... you could focus on Southern cooking, since half the book is set in Asheville

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by makers (see profile) 12/11/16

 
  "The Lacuna"by smtanz (see profile) 09/03/15

PROS: ALL of the characters! Especially Harrison! The words of Harrison were brilliant. Ms. Kingsolver is a remarkable author. I learned so much about the history of that time.
CONS:Diffi
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  "The Lacuna"by Momdeprovence (see profile) 06/28/12

 
  "The space between truth and what we THINK is true"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)

 
  "The Lacuna"by monkeymelen (see profile) 03/01/11

 
  "The Lacuna"by lauriejacobs (see profile) 03/01/11

May be difficult for some to "get into," but worth the effort.

 
  "The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver"by csheehan (see profile) 01/21/11

 
  "The Lacuna"by KimMeyers (see profile) 01/19/11

This is an interesting study of how if we don’t learn from history, we’re destined to repeat it. The story is told in journal form. Sometimes this was a little dull, especially in the last one-third,... (read more)

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