Barbara Kingsolver is back!

Exciting news for Barbara Kingsolver fans—Harper has just announced that they will release The Lacuna, Kingsolver’s first novel in nine years, this November. Kingsolver’s last novel was The Prodigal Summer, following the tremendous success of her blockbuster (and Oprah pick) The Poisonwood Bible.kingsolver2

Seven years in the making, The Lacuna is set in Mexico and the U.S. during the 1930s, 40s and 50s. According to Kingsolver’s publisher, the novel “tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.” And a bonus for history buffs—The Lacuna includes real-life historical figures like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky—a first for Kingsolver’s fiction.

We haven’t read a word of The Lacuna just yet, but Kingsolver is an office favorite and we can’t wait to see what amazing world she has created for her readers this time.

8 Responses to Barbara Kingsolver is back!

  1. Dorraine says:

    Thanks for posting! Can’t wait to read Barbara’s newest work. Considering everything she’s ever written is amazing, I can’t imagine The Lacuna being any less noteworthy.

    Dorraine Darden

  2. vagabondia says:

    Yea!!!! I can’t wait to see her new work. And I love Frida and Diego and such so it should be interesting to see Kingsolver’s take on them. It is nice when two of your favorite things come together! ;)

  3. Bonnie Gluhanich says:

    Great news! The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favorite novels ever (it even says so on my facebook page!)

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  5. gwendolyn b. says:

    This is going to be one tough wait! Bring on November!

  6. Irene Yeates says:

    Waiting very patiently…

  7. jcarey says:

    bookpage thank you for the news about Barbara Kingsolver’s new offering..have been busy trying to live her last offering “animal vegetable miracle” What a treat to have this coming up when winter weather and Christmas bills set in.thanks again for the “heads up”

  8. Joan says:

    Loved the Poisonwood Bible and can’t wait for The Lacuna to come out!

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