The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver


We are off to New York for Christmas this year with a side trip to Cuba and Mexico…..yes Victoria Roberts Roth we are heading your way…..

So I’m reading as much as possible with a Mexican/Cuban slant. My friend Fran Weston..a font of wonderful literary advise, suggested The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.

It is wonderful. The New Your Times says “Breathtaking….Dazzling” With Frida popping up all over the city and the exhibition at the Art Gallery I thought it might be a book to share.

This is a bare snippet..

Harrison Shepherd is working in the household of famed muralist Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo. Sometimes cook, sometimes secretary, Shepherd is always an observer, recording his experiences in diaries and notebooks. When exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky arrives, Shepherd inadvertently cast in his lot with art and revolution and his aim for an invisible life is thwarted forever.

So settle down in your Chandelier earings work on the monobrow and enjoy…..

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  1. I was just talking about this book tonight! Was at the Frida Kahlo exhibition with a friend.
    We stayed in the Condesa area of Mexico City last time – it was great.

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