Nov 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

A Novel; The Lacuna Unabridged 16 CDs by B Kingsolver [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)

"It was a form of revenge to steal the pocket watch. Something he could keep from his mother for refusing to tell why she had gone off to the jungle." (from The Lacuna)


I'm now listening to  A Novel; The Lacuna, Unabridged 16 CDs by B Kingsolver [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)

Book description from Goodreads: "In her most accomplished novel, Barbara Kingsolver takes us on an epic journey from the Mexico City of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. The Lacuna is a poignant story of a man pulled between two nations as they invent their modern identities."

Love it when the authors read their own books. This is one of them, by Barbara Kingsolver, whose hardcover of The Poisonwood Bible I enjoyed reading. The Lacuna is historical fiction set in Mexico and the United States. Though the main character, Harrison Shepherd, is fictional, others such as the artists Rivera and Kahlo are not.

14 comments:

  1. Off to the jungle? That's really getting away from it all, isn't it? This one is on my must-read list, too. Excellent teaser!

    My teaser from The Distant Hours

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  2. Interesting teaser! Intriguing.

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  3. Oh, this one sounds good...thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. That is so great

    "It was a form of revenge to steal the pocket watch. Something he could keep for his mother for refusing to tell why she had gone off to the jungle." (from The Lacuna)

    thanks a lot ,,,

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  5. I saw this somewhere else today and now cannot remember where... LOL

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaser-time_22.html

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  6. http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2010/11/teaser-tuesday-expiation-by-greg-messel_23.html

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  7. Great teaser! I'll have to give Kingsolver another try.

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  8. I just got myself The Poisonwood Bible, and hope to read it soon...

    I hope you enjoy this one too :)

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  9. I found a brand new copy of this one at my library book sale! Great teaser!

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  10. I like Kingsolver, so I hope to read this one soon. (great teaser)

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