Nov 23, 2010

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.

The Lacuna

"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:

gautami tripathy said...

This in in my tbr list!

Here is my Tintin teaser!

jlshall said...

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

Andrea said...

Interesting teaser! Intriguing.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

kayerj said...

interesting--I wonder why he's angry. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

SamoZain said...

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 ,,,

fredamans said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

BLHmistress said...

Might have to add this one to my tbr list

My Teaser Tuesday

Lizzy said...

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

Veens said...

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

I hope you enjoy this one too :)

Dorte H said...

What an intriguing teaser!

Staci said...

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

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

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