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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna

Lena Wright, September 5, 2011

This past year, I chose Barbara Kingsolver as the subject of my junior thesis. Having already read two of her older novels, Prodigal Summer and The Poisonwood Bible (both of which I would recommend to any fan of epic fiction), I was eager to read her newest work. The Lacuna surprised me in many ways. The main character is male, something which she doesn't usually do. And although it spans a great length of time, like The Poisonwood Bible, it doesn't focus so much on stark black and whites. Reading other reviews of it, many people think this is her worst work. But contrary to what many reviewers wrote, I found it to be one of her more complex works about human nature and an intriguing look into Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo's relationship. Definitely worth reading!
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