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Abigail Carter, Author

Co-Founder of Writer.ly, an online marketplace for writers to find the people they need to self publish; published memoirist, professional board member, widowed mom, writing teacher, Boston Terrier aficionado, and proud owner of 1940s author Betty MacDonald’s (of Miss Piggle Wiggle fame) Vashon house.

The Lacuna: A Novel

The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver This was such an interesting book that had some really interesting themes... private vs public life, media persecution, socialism to name a few.

I enjoyed the imagined life with Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo and their affiliation with Leo Trotsky.

It is a bit of a slog to get through though. It's written in the form of journal entries, newspaper clippings and notes from the fictitious author's secretary/historian so there are very few scenes to keep the reader truly engaged, and in the now. But after seeing her speak, I know that everything she does on the page is for a reason. The Lacuna is no exception.