Barbara Kingsolver's Novels - A Cram Guide
The author of The Poisonwood Bible returns with her first novel in nine years, The Lacuna. Below, a refresher course in the richly drawn characters and tangled cultural crossings of Kingsolver's fiction.
By Jessica Winter
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The gist: The short, extraordinary life of writer (and Frida Kahlo confidant) Harrison Shepherd.
The culture shock: Raised in—and shaped by—America and Mexico, Harrison discovers that his dual national identity is both blessing and curse.
The big Question: Do we make history, or does history make us?
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