The Lacuna


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'You had better write all this in your notebook, she said, the story of what happened to us in Mexico. So when nothing is left of us but bones, someone will know where we went.' Bo rn in the US, reared in a series of provisional households in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is mostly a liability to his social-climbing mother, Salome. From a coastal island jungle to the unpaved neighbourhoods of 1930s Mexico City, his fortunes never steady as Salome finds her rich men-friends always on the losing side of the Mexican Revolution. He ...

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Nov 3, 2014

another excellent purchase

this is the second purchase from Oxfam Ireland and again it was faultless.


Dec 9, 2010

I ordered this book entirely because of the author, I love her stuff, and was completely thrilled and pleased with the book.


Dec 5, 2010

Don't Bother

I agree with Marybee. I loved most of Kingsolver's novels, so was certain this one would be good. Yes, I learned some art and political history, but at the expense of being really bored. Sorry, Barbara, but this was not your best work. It's not even good.

Pamela B

Aug 14, 2010

One of Kingsolver's best books

This book is interesting and informative about a little know time in our history. At times a bit confusing, overall a great read.


Jun 21, 2010

Excellent read

This is an excellent, thought- provoking book told from the vantage point of a young man, for the most part. It brings out much history of which I was not aware and which I would like to find the time to research further. I am amazed at Kingsolver's imagination and wording to create such a novel as this.

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