Congratulations to Barbara Kingsolver who today won the Orange Prize for her novel The Lacuna! The award, which recognizes the work of fiction written by women from around the world, is now in its 15th year. Daisy Goodwin, of the chair of judges said that they chose The Lacuna "because it is a book of breathtaking scale and shattering moments of poignancy."
In The Lacuna, 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. Browse inside The Lacuna now.