Orange January Giveaway #15: The Lacuna

The Lacuna by Barbara KingsolverGIVEAWAY CLOSED

Up for Grabs: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Orange Connection: Winner, 2010

Who’s Eligible to Win?: Anyone participating in Orange January – no matter where you live or if you’ve won a giveaway already this month. You’re also welcome to participate in the activity, even if you don’t want the book. Just let me know in the comments below to not enter your name into the drawing.

Your Activity: The Lacuna has two famous people depicted in the novel. What fictional books have you enjoyed that feature a famous person?

Giveaway ends at 9pm Eastern tonight. Can’t wait to read your answers!

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicki
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 21:36:51

    Most recent for me was Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt which features Winston Churchill (and his black dog).

    Please don’t enter my name in the drawing – I have The Lacuna all ready to read 🙂

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  2. regina
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 22:49:42

    I love historical novels so there are many historic famous characters in those: from Alexander the Great to Benjamin Franklin:)

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  3. rl (@rhondareads)
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 22:51:33

    American wife based on Laura bush.

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  4. Pragya
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 23:03:57

    I am currently reading 11/22/63 featuring JFK’s assassination and enjoying it.

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  5. Ally
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 00:53:27

    Peter Ackroyd wrote two great novels, one where Plato appears, and one where Oscar Wilde is present as a fictional character. They are both wonderful reads 🙂

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  6. Julia Casals
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:00:58

    An Untold Story about Princess Diana was one book I read recently. Quite surprising hat Monica Ali would write this book!

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  7. Kinna
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:39:45

    The characters in Wolf Hall and Henry James in Colm Toibin’s sublime novel, The Master.

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  8. Amy
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:55:36

    The book that comes instantly to mind is Mr. Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt which features Winston Churchill. Oh yes, and Wolf Hall.

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  9. Jayme@Beachreader
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 01:56:31

    Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell which brings to life Winston Churchill, T.E.Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell was very interesting.

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  10. Her Royal Orangeness
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 02:23:17

    “The Book of Salt” by Monique Truong is about a Vietnamese man who flees his home country and becomes a cook for Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas in Paris. Also “The Reinvention of Love” by Helen Humphreys, which is about Victor Hugo. Both books are very good, and both authors are ones that I hope to see on the Orange Prize list someday!

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  11. rainpebble/belva
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 04:52:21

    The Orange book that I read about a real life character was The Invention of EVERYTHING ELSE by Samantha Hunt. It was short listed in 2009 and is about Nikola Tesla with mentions of Thomas A Edison. I loved this book and gave it 4 1/2*.

    You needn’t put me in the drawing as I have and have read The Lacuna, an excellent novel. I wish all of you could win.

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  12. Patricia
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 07:08:48

    So many good choices… I loved The Reinvention of Love too… I think Felix Palma’s The Map of Time (featuring HG Wells) was wonderful. Tracey Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures and (of course) The Girl with the Pearl Earring (featuring Vermeer) are long time favourites…

    I already own The Lacuna, no need to enter me in the draw.

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  13. mrstreme
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 10:05:10

    Congratulations to Rhonda for winning today’s giveaway!

    Reply

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