This is one of those books that will suck you in from the start. It's the story of conjoined twins - separated at birth - the sons of a Indian nun and a British surgeon, born and raised in Ethiopia. Complex and fascinating, with healthy doses of medicine, political turmoil, complicated relationships, and the bonds and burdens of family. Really wonderful.
In a futuristic society, the survivors of a world-wide plague live on an isolated and heavily defended island. Anaximander is appearing before the Examiners in a bid to join the Academy, the society's governing body. This short novel is a stunning and original combination of philosophy, history, suspense and technology, with an ending that will take your breath away.
Barbara Kingsolver is an absolute master. She brings other times and places to life in an astonishing and compelling way. I devoured The Lacuna - hours of reading pleasure await you.
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