Noooo! **plaintive cry into the night** It can't be! I never thought a Barbara Kingsolver DNF would even be POSSIBLE, but here it is. The whole setup of this book in diary entries and newspaper clippings just irked me from the very beginning. I don't mind 'clippings' occasionally in the context of a story, but a whole book's worth? I'm just not a fan. All is not completely lost, however. It is impossible for Barbara K to write a bad sentence or weak description. I enjoyed the exchanges between Harrison and Frida, and all the kitchen scenes and outdoor scenes - two hundred pages worth! I really wanted to like this book, but alas. With so many other books awaiting discovery, I could not justify spending one more minute on something that was irritating me more with every page.
I will probably keep it on the shelf for a while longer, though. You never know . . .