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Nada
Nada | Carmen Laforet
In Barcelona, in the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Andrea, a young university student, moves into a strange, gothic house inhabited by a volatile array of aunts and uncles in order to attend college and finds herself coping with her cruelly sensual musician uncle Romn, his violent brother Juan, her overbearing and religious aunt Angustias, and aunt Gloria, who supports the family with her secret gambling. Reprint.
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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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An interesting word from a recent read.

#WeirdWords #WeirdWordWednesday

CBee Great word 👍🏻 1mo
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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Andrea comes to Barcelona to live with family while attending university. Once there, she learns things are not good in her family home and she makes few friends attending class. Yet, she perseveres through a difficult year to finally find her way. The mood of much of this book is dark, but the detail in creating that mood and the hope in the end made it a light pick.

#1001books #translated #Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld

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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Hammock reading with the pets is one of my favorite things.

#DogsOfLitsy #CatsOfLitsy #HammockReading

Tamra You are lucky they‘ll stay in there with you! 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Cool hammock! 1mo
dabbe Now that = #heaven 🖤🐾🐾🖤 1mo
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JenReadsAlot That's awesome! 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Scochrane26 So cute! ❤️ 1mo
KadaGul Absolutely Heaven 😇 Like😍. 🐈🐕🐾🐾 1mo
Texreader Great photo!! ❤️💜❤️💜 1mo
Daisey @Tamra It definitely depends on the day, and it‘s unusual for both of them settle in at the same time. The beagle had been out running, so she was calm enough to make it work. 1mo
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Daisey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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I made a breakfast quesadilla this morning to have alongside a few pages of my new book. This is my pick for Spain this month.

#Spain #FoodAndLit #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #1001books #BookAndBreakfast

Tamra Perfect! 2mo
Daisey @Tamra It was a great way to start the day. 2mo
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Simche
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Haven'y read more siple, yet simply beautiful day-to-day life story since "The Club of thre Incorrigible Optimists". To me this book was simply perfect.

BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 😍 3y
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Currey
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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#Readaroundtheworld #Spain Published when the author was 23, this coming of age story turns around a family damaged by the Spanish civil war. Their dysfunction and descent into violence, manipulation, penury and gnawing hunger reflects the fracture of all of Spain at that time.

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BarbaraBB
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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Mehso-so

Nada is not the usual coming-of-age story. Although she lives in a depressing house in Barcelona, #Spain, with her grandmother and uncles, Andrea‘s zest for life ultimately dominates. She defies poverty, hunger and hostility. Her character contrasts sharply with the dark relatives in the dilapidated house, and Laforet describes it all vividly. The story wasn‘t very engaging though. #1001books #ReadingEurope2020 🇪🇸 #Classicschallenge2020

Librarybelle It‘s a shame the story was not engaging! 4y
Liz_M I liked this a bit better than you did -- the descriptions of the weirdness of the house were fabulous. 4y
BarbaraBB @Liz_M They were fabulous indeed and that‘s why it started out very good but for me it didn‘t keep up that quality later on. 4y
Reviewsbylola Never even heard of this one. I do love a good coming of age story but this one sounds a bit lackluster. 4y
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charl08
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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In the words of Mario Vargas Llosa 'an overwhelmingly depressing landscape'.

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charl08
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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I thought that the most painful and jealously guarded secrets are perhaps the ones that everyone around us knows.

BarbaraBB How is this book? I have it lined up for one of these weeks too! 4y
charl08 Um. Not one of my favourites. Llosa in the intro describes it as "an overwhelmingly depressing landscape" and that it keeps the reader in "indescribable anguish" throughout. 4y
charl08 @BarbaraBB missing tag 4y
BarbaraBB 😳 that sounds tough! Hmmm. I am having a hard time with the #1001books at the moment. At least it‘s short (I think). Good luck! 4y
charl08 @BarbaraBB Yes, about 240 pp. I'm glad to be done with it! 4y
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charl08
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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I hurried until I reached the principal facade of the Cathedral, and when I looked up at it I found at last the fulfilment of everything I had longed for.

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AdaChivers
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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A Crazy little book about an orphan Spanish young woman who goes to live with her crazy family so she can study.
You hate and want to kill most of them at some point, but you also recognize yourself and your family in some scale.
It's like reading an early Almodóvar movie 🤣

Reviewsbylola Great cover and omg, your drink!! 😍😍😍 6y
AdaChivers @Reviewsbylola that moccha was amaaaazing! 6y
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HannahRenea
Nada | Carmen Laforet
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"Because of last-minute difficulties in buying tickets, I arrived in Barcelona at midnight on a train DIFFERENT from the one I had announced, and nobody was waiting for me."

80 pages in two days? Let's do this!!

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