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USA Today Critic "Can't Wait" for Upcoming Book by Barbara Kingsolver '77

September 5, 2009

Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver.JPGSeptember 5, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna, which will be released in November, is the "first novel in nine years from the author of the excellent Poisonwood Bible," writes USA Today's Jocelyn McClurg. She lists the latest effort by Kingsolver, a 1977 graduate of DePauw University, in a column headlined "Our critics can't wait to read these."

The Lacuna "tracks a character who hangs out with Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotksy," adds McClurg.

The newspaper notes, "Critics are book lovers, too. Here are 25 fall titles that USA Today's books staff can't wait to get its hands on, and start turning the pages."

You'll find the full list at the newspaper's Web site.

Barbara Kingsolver's twelve books of fiction, poetry, and creative Barbara Kingsolver Apr2009.jpgnonfiction include The Bean Trees and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, which was listed among the ten best nonfiction books of 2007 by TIME magazine. Translated into nineteen languages, Kingsolver's work has won a devoted worldwide readership and many awards, including the National Humanities Medal.

The Lacuna was recently named "Pick of the Week" in Publishers Weekly, which opined that Kingsolver "masterfully resurrects a dark period in American history with the assured hand of a true literary artist."

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