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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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really liked it
bookshelves: female-author, reviewed, women-s-prize

There's such a strong sense of place in this book. It nearly demands you use your every sense—seeing and hearing and smelling the 1930s Mexico setting that Kingsolver paints colours as rich as those that appear in Rivera's and Kahlo's works. There are so many threads and layers that draw together over time, moments that come to make sense as you learn more about protagonist Harrison Shepherd's childhood in Mexico and adulthood in the United States, and context that fills in the lacunae (gaps in a manuscript or text) of the title.

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Reading Progress

February 8, 2019 – Started Reading
February 8, 2019 – Shelved
February 11, 2019 –
February 17, 2019 – Shelved as: female-author
February 17, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed
February 17, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 23, 2019 – Shelved as: women-s-prize

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