USF Book Club: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Greetings! The USF Book Club’s next pick is The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. We picked this book to support the USF Reading Project, which is examining a mural by Diego River as the selection for this year. That’s not the only way Gleeson is supporting the USF Reading Project. Government Information Librarian Carol Spector has put together a lovely display and resource page relating to Rivera’s mural Man at the Crossroads.

The Lacuna is appropriate for the USF Reading Project because it is a historical novel about the life of Harrison William Shepherd as he lives with Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky in Mexico and as he eventually returns to live in the U.S.

To get the book, you can request it through Link+ by clicking here or you can put a hold on it through the SF Public Library. We have 1 paper copy here in the library, but it is currently checked out. An e-book version will also be on our forthcoming Kindle… details on that soon!

In other news, in a rare twist of fate, the USF Book Club has chosen its next selection, which we will discuss on October 20, 2010, in case you want to get ahead. In conjunction with SF Public Library’s One City One Book Program, we will read Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (co-sponsored by the USF Center for the Pacific Rim). To get that book, put a hold on Gleeson’s copy, request it through Link+, or put a hold on it through SFPL.

To sign up for the Book Club mailing list, email Kelci at You can also visit us on the web at our wiki page! Please note we hope to meet in the community garden, but due to quicksilver weather, we may have to make a last minute change of location. Sign up for the mailing list to keep up to date.

2 thoughts on “USF Book Club: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver”

  1. Diego Rivera was working on the “Pan American Unity” fresco mural, at the Golden Gate International Expo on Treasure Island in 1940 when part of the “The Lacuna” takes place.(I won’t give it away)
    The mural is now housed at City College of San Francisco.
    If anyone is interested I can give a mural tour in conjunction with the book.

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