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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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bookshelves: fiction, bestsellers, barbara-kingsolver, artists

If I had judged Barbara Kingsolver solely on "The Poisonwood Bible", I would not have read any of her other works. Yes, I'm one of the few who was not a "Bible" fan. The story just didn't resonate with me and I couldn't find anything to relate to in it. But while I didn't care for the story, what I DID like was Kingsolver's style of writing. Which led me to "The Lacuna" and I'm glad that it did. "The Lacuna" has many of the elements I like in a novel: an historic time period, passionate yet believable characters, drama with well-placed humor, and twists that while you may not see them coming, make perfect sense once they're revealed. Written mainly in journal style, with a smattering of letters and news articles, it's an easy but intense read that fans of art, writing, politics and history will enjoy.
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July 15, 2012 – Shelved
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: bestsellers
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: barbara-kingsolver
July 15, 2012 – Shelved as: artists

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Lynnette Dobberpuhl Are you going to loan me this book? Please?

Kelly Thompson Absolutely - can't believe I haven't already!

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