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The Lacuna: A Novel
by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction
Registered by OneMorePage of Mission Viejo, California USA on 10/31/2011
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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by OneMorePage from Mission Viejo, California USA on Monday, October 31, 2011

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AVL 


Journal Entry 2 by OneMorePage at Mission Viejo, California USA on Monday, October 31, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/31/2011 UTC) at Mission Viejo, California USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

the very kind MoutainWren sent me a book off her wishlist, and in return I went through her wishlist and discovered I had a bunch of her wishes on my TBR shelf. It took longer than I'd hoped, but I'm finally getting a nice big RABCK stack off to her. Enjoy!!


Dear Reader:

What you have in your hands is an honest-to-goodness gift, no strings attached. You may keep it forever and ever, pass it on to a friend, or release it in the wild. I know it may seem a little odd to find this lying around--it's my way of touching the lives of others in a positive way, with the hope that it made your day. I hope you'll journal so all the previous and future readers can track this book's journey.

Thanks, and happy BookCrossing!

 


Journal Entry 3 by Mountainwren at Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Thanks for sending! I am huge fan of Barbara Kingsolver, but haven't read this book of hers yet. 


Journal Entry 4 by Mountainwren at Bethesda, Maryland USA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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We read this book for our bookclub earlier this year. Here is what I wrote about it:

I have long admired Barbara Kingsolver’s work, from her powerful fiction ("Poisonwood Bible") to her insightful essay collections ("High Tide in Tuscon") and nonfiction ("Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"). I am not surprised that she has produced another thought-provoking yet accessible work in "The Lacuna."

We follow Harrison Shepherd from his coming-of-age in Mexico to his adulthood as a resident of both Mexico and the United States during the first part of the twentieth century. As a boy, dragged along on his unreliable mother’s adventures, Harrison develops his skills for observation, cooking, and crafting with words. As a young man, associations with painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as their friends, forever change Harrison.

Through journals, news articles, and narration, Kingsolver takes us on a unforgettable journey through a tumultuous time period.

****I dropped this book off during a recent donation run to Friends of the Library. I hope it finds a new reader! 


Journal Entry 5 by Mountainwren at Fitness First North Potomac in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (12/15/2013 UTC) at Fitness First North Potomac in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Dear Finder: Welcome to BookCrossing! Thanks for taking the time to visit the site. Please make a journal entry to let me know that you have found this book. If you are new to BookCrossing and choose to join, please indicate that you were referred by Mountainwren. BookCrossing is a great group to join – membership is free. Your name, email address, or other information will never be shared or sold.

Please take your time and read the book at your own pace. You can make a journal entry when you finish to record your thoughts about the book. Then, when you are ready to send it on its way, make a release note and leave it somewhere “in the wild” for another lucky reader to find. You are also welcome to pass the book along to someone you know, or keep it if you like.
 


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