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The Lacuna

by: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins (2009)

$16.99

Staff Pick by comrade:

Barbara Kingsolver is awesome! This book is no exception. The story follows one person from boyhood to adult, with Frida Kahlo as a main supporting character, and several historical events lending reality to the narrative.

In this powerfully imagined, provocative novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as well as an unforgettable portrait of the artist´┐Żand of art itself.