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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

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The Lacuna tells the story of Harrison Shepherd, born in the United States but whisked to Mexico when his mother, Salome, divorces his father. He is given a notebook by his mother wherein he is instructed to record the events of his everyday life. He does this eagerly and willingly. Along the way he becomes employed as kitchen help and cook in the household where Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Leo Trotsky, among others, reside. The relationships he forges with these individuals and others in the household impact his life later, and provides the catalyst when, as a young man, he returns to the United States and becomes a novelist. This book is a kaleidoscope of imagination and fact, vividly told in Kingsolver's usual way, making you feel you are living the book yourself. It is Shepherd's return to the United States that catapults you into the political fervor of the time. Kingsolver has once again provided a tale guaranteed to stir your emotions. Check catalog for availability.

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