Thursday, January 27, 2011


The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna 3.73 · rating details · 7,526 ratings · 2,769 reviews
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.

Friday, January 14, 2011

'The Patron Saint of Liars' by Ann Patchett

We had a great discussion at Candace's house about a book that none of us really liked. I think that we agreed that we liked the way the author writes and develops her characters but we didn't like the characters themselves. Someone said that it was Ann Patchett's first novel. It doesn't compare with her novel, 'Bel Canto', that we read several years ago which we all agreed was wonderful.