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Wintering
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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An exceptional and acclaimed writer joins Knopf with his third novel, far and away his most masterful book yet. There are two stories in play here, bound together when the elderly, demented Harry Eide escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the forbidding northernmost Minnesota wilderness that surrounds the town of Gunflint--instantly changing the Eide family, and many other lives, forever. He'd done this once before, thirty-some years earlier, in 1963, fleeing a crumbling marriage and bringing along Gustav, his eighteen-year-old son, pitching this audacious, potentially fatal scheme to him--winter already coming on, in these woods, on these waters--as a reenactment of the ancient voyageurs' journeys of discovery. It's certainly a journey Gus has never forgotten. Now--with his father pronounced dead--he relates its every detail to Berit Lovig, who'd waited nearly thirty years for Harry, her passionate conviction finally fulfilled for the last two decades. So, a middle-aged man rectifying his personal history, an aging lady wrestling with her own, and with the entire history of Gunflint.From the Hardcover edition.
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

People seem to love this one, but it just didn‘t work for me. The two storylines share characters (sort of) in a way that fails to distinguish them and some of the characters are inconsistently written. I considered bailing and probably should have. But hey, this was my #bookspin!

Kristelh I liked it. But maybe being from the area gave it a sense of place. I haven't read any others by the author. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! Also in love with the colors of your afghan!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Kristelh It‘s funny, it‘s one of those books that as I was reading it, I could understand why some people love it, so clearly it‘s me this time. And you‘re definitely right about the sense of place. It does evoke that for sure, and I always enjoy that in a book. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! My mother-in-law made that. I think she did a great job! 1mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Here‘s my living bingo card for December #bookspinbingo! My #bookspin is tagged and #doublespin is The Profiteers. Let‘s wrap up the year with a book bang!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fabulous!!! 2mo
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Blueberry
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Klou Never heard of this one! 1y
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Christine
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Pickpick

Loved this. I've been wanting to read it forever and intending to do so since Jolabokaflod 2018, when @guinsgirlreads so thoughtfully gave it to me. Its setting (northernmost Minnesota) is dark and icy cold, and so are the emotional states of many of the characters! 😜 But there‘s warmth, too, in the quiet moments of family and found family. Great wintry nature description, a slowish but suspense-driven narrative, and very fine writing. ❄️ 🛶 ❤️

guinsgirlreads Yay! Glad you liked it!! 2y
Eggs I lived in dark and icy Minnesota for 29 years 😳🥶 2y
Christine @guinsgirlreads Yes, it totally met my high expectations. Thanks again! ❤️ 2y
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Christine @Eggs Haha, glad you lived to tell about it! I lived there for four years during college, and Wisconsin my whole childhood, although not in the northernmost part of either. 2y
Tamra I enjoyed it too. 😁 2y
Christine @Tamra So good! I'm looking forward to reading the first and last in the trilogy (I don‘t normally start with a second book, but I‘m really looking forward to getting the backstory from the first now). 2y
BookNAround That‘s longer than me @Eggs. I was there for four years. 😁 I do love Peter Geye‘s writing. My favorite of his remains his first book. 2y
Christine @BookNAround On to the TBR it goes! (edited) 2y
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Christine
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Thank you so much, @guinsgirlreads !! ❤️ What a great gift. I‘ve been wanting to read this book for SO long, and I can‘t wait to sit down with it and some of this delightfully dark chocolate sometime soon. The #jolabokaflodswap and the tradition that inspired it are just the best. (Thanks, @MaleficentBookDragon !)

guinsgirlreads Merry Christmas! 🎄 ❤️ 3y
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Kshakal
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1. Owl
2. Tea
3. Frozen, the broadway musical
4. Drinking a warm beverage in front of a fire
5. Harry Potter
6. Salted caramel and dark chocolate
7. Pumpkin spice
8. Fuzzy socks
9. Sequence
#stuffedstockingswap

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StephBengtson
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Sounds like a Minnnesota winter if I ever heard of one. 😂 ⛄️ #firstlines #24in48

Tamra Totally! 4y
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RebelReader
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SilversReviews Love the photo. 4y
RebelReader Thanks @SilversReviews It‘s my office at home. 4y
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Kristelh
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#vacation #decdays. Some like vacations in the boundary waters.

Tamra I enjoyed this - I‘ve liked all his novels. They are interconnected, but still can be read stand alone. Very place evocative, which I like. (edited) 4y
Kristelh @Tamra I am from this neck of the woods Ely area but crossed laurentian divide many times 4y
Tamra @Kristelh ahhh! We‘re in Red Wing - just south of TC. We haven‘t been up in a long while. 4y
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Christine
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Every time the November time change rolls around I really start craving wintery reads (especially because I live in Southern California and therefore have no winteriness in my reality!). The tagged book has long been on my TBR, which I hope to remedy soon, but I‘d love recommendations for other great wintery/snowy/cold climate books. Thoughts?

Christine Image from of one of my favorite holiday albums, Sting‘s If on a Winter‘s Night; exercising great willpower to obey my self-imposed rule of no listening to holiday music until the day after Thanksgiving, but this album will be played on Nov. 24th for sure. (edited) 4y
BethM I'd miss snow. 4y
Christine @BethM I really do miss it!! And autumn leaves. The cold I can do without, but those things I miss. 4y
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Librarybelle I absolutely love this book: set in the 1800s in Iceland in the winter, about a murderess who has to stay with the law enforcement‘s family. If you‘re looking for something cheery, this isn‘t it. It is dark...I call it hauntingly beautiful. 4y
Christine @Librarybelle Thanks for that excellent endorsement - and reminder, bc I own Burial Rites but have never started it! First on my list now. :) 4y
Librarybelle @Christine 🙂👍 Hope you enjoy! 4y
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JazzFeathers
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It's finally arrived... and they buchered it in the mail 😤😬

#WinteringBuddyRead

Lindy ☹️ 4y
Leniverse Oh no! I hate when that happens. 😟 4y
Mdargusch Ugh! 😩 4y
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TrishB 😔 hope you enjoy it now. 4y
Tamra Enjoy anyway! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Noooo! 💔 4y
Jas16 😱 4y
Sarah83 So sad 4y
Caroline2 Arghhh!!! 😖 4y
KaatjeH O no!!!😱 4y
TK421 That is so frustrating!😬 4y
JazzFeathers It's so annoying, because if it weren't for that big reap (which looks new, is if it was made at the moment go ship the book out) this would be a really nice copy 😤 4y
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shawnmooney
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Bailedbailed

I am glad my #WinteringBuddyRead friends enjoyed this one, but it wasn't for me. I found the prose and characterization subpar, the 'mystery' uninteresting, and the father-son voyageuring adventure mind-numbing. Bailed a third of the way in.

batsy I'm praying to the book goddesses for The Lost Garden buddy read 😂😂 4y
Cinfhen 🤣😂😂 @batsy 4y
TrishB I wondered how it was going 😀 4y
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My_novel_obsession I haven‘t even started yet! I was hoping to do that this weekend! I‘m excited to read it and see both perspectives. 4y
Tamra Oh too bad!! 4y
Tamra @batsy 🤣 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bummer. I was looking forward to this one. There‘s a fine line between wonderful, introspective prose and head-slamming boring. 4y
JazzFeathers I'm so sorry to hear this 😑 My copy hasn't arrived yet, so l haven't even start 4y
LeahBergen @batsy 😂😂 Shall we let him have a head start? 4y
batsy @LeahBergen 😀😀 4y
shawnmooney @batsy @Cinfhen @TrishB @Anovelobsession @Tamra @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers @LeahBergen 😂😂 Never mind my propensity to bail, I really should avoid buddy reads for the reason that I seem constitutionally incapable of reading a single novel devotedly the way most of you do, thus my buddy readers finish weeks before I do. Henceforth, my participation shall be termed 'buddy reading adjacent.' 😂😂 4y
Cinfhen Hilarious ???at least you recognize your "limitations" xx 4y
TrishB I only read one book at a time and usually very quickly so I feel my buddy reads are over way too quick 😂 4y
TrishB @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Be interested to see what you think - I didn't find it boring 😀 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @TrishB I‘ll give it a try! 👍 4y
Tamra @shawnmooney 🤣 It's all good! 4y
Tamra @TrishB me too! 4y
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Tamra
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Labs to MN are what koalas are to Australia. 😆 I finished this a couple of days ago and have been pondering. It's a 👍🏾, because the storyline propels the reader forward in a way unlike the previous two and I enjoyed the complicated relationships. His writing reminds me of Jim Harrison, who in the past I read a lot of. Something about the character types, place & time development. #winteringbuddyread

Tamra I wish I could be a Geye virgin and read all 3 novels without interruption in order. I think it would be a rich experience. I'm pondering the end & would like to know the reading buddies thoughts when everyone is finished. (edited) 4y
merelybookish This is part of a series yes? I downloaded on audio and then saw it was book 2 or 3. Then I wondered I should read in order... 4y
Tamra @merelybookish yes, but it's not necessary they do stand alone. Significant time passes and the characters vary. (edited) 4y
Suet624 I just saw your note about the end of the book. I had issues with the end and was confused. But I liked the book overall. 4y
Tamra @Suet624 yes, the end was a bit unsatisfying. 4y
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Suet624
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Imagine there is snow and frozen rivers in this photo. Imagine you're lost in the middle of nowhere in the winter with your dad and his secrets. And that's just part of what this book is about. The author nudges you along, sometimes gently and other times vigorously, making it difficult to put the book down. A good read.

#Vermont #WinterIngBuddyRead

Tamra 👏🏾 4y
Tamra It does propel you along! 4y
batsy You've convinced me 👍 4y
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Hooked_on_books Great review--I'm sold! 4y
Rachellynnwright Yes, a good review indeed! 4y
LeahBergen Nice review! 👍🏻 4y
Suet624 @batsy It doesn't compare to Lonesome Dove. Read that one first. 😁😁 4y
batsy @Suet624 Oh yeah yeah I will... For sure... At some point. Mmhmm. Definitely going to get to those 800+ pages one day 😁 4y
Suet624 @batsy 👍🏼😂😂😂 4y
TrishB Yep - great review. There is no way I wanted to be out there with them though! 4y
Suet624 @TrishB nope. Me either! 4y
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shawnmooney
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I redacted the character's name just in case any of my #WinteringBuddyRead buddy readers haven't gotten this far, but I suspect you're all way, way ahead of me!

#QuoteOfTheDay

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Suet624
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"Get married and have kids, bud, you'll think surviving winter in a wigwam's not only possible but a dream come true."

I bet a few of you can relate to this. #WinteringBuddyRead. @saresmoore

merelybookish Indeed! 😶 4y
saresmoore Sigh. 4y
Tamra Ummmmm, yep. 4y
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Tamra
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Some North Woods seasoning on my eggs this morning is apropos for my book companion. 😋 The plot twist and suspense kept me up reading last night after I should have sleeping and I'm going to pay for it this afternoon! #winteringbuddyread

TrishB Exciting 👍 4y
LauraBrook Oooh, will have to get a small jar of this next time I'm at the warehouse! 4y
Tamra @LauraBrook isn't Penzy's fabulous?! 4y
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LauraBrook @Tamra It is! Do you have a favorite/s? 4y
Suet624 Yes! The author entices you to keep reading. 4y
Tamra @LauraBrook yes, I especially like their fajita blend & smoked paprika! Their chipotle is good too. You? 4y
LauraBrook @Tamra Hmmm. I like their Chili 3000, original taco, and cinnamon sugar. And their red pepper flakes. And dill. 😊 4y
Tamra @LauraBrook so much to love! 4y
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TrishB
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Pickpick

#winteringbuddyread
Thanks @shawnmooney for bringing this book to my attention - as I probably wouldn't have read it otherwise.
Loved the story and parallel nature background. Some wonderful prose and questions about life, love and family.
But there is no way I'm ever going camping out there.
Looking forward to following everyone's posts.

Tamra 👏🏾 4y
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Tamra
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There are tie-ins to previous novels, like this passage, but this novel and the others can stand alone. I'm enjoying how the characters & relationships are complicated. Geye also does a good job of building suspense with bits of foreshadowing here & there. (Maybe too many?) #winteringbuddyread

TrishB I've finished and really enjoyed it 👍 I won't put any spoliers in a review and will carry on reading the posts! 4y
Tamra @TrishB I'm afraid it won't last long for me either! 😆 4y
TrishB Sundays are literally my reading days! 4y
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Tamra @TrishB perfect! I just about made it one, but then mommyhood makes that difficult. 😉 4y
TrishB Mine are older and have been doing homework essays! 4y
Tamra @TrishB lucky you! 4y
lauralovesbooks1 Argh! I didn't know there were ties to other books he had written. More for my TBR! 4y
Suet624 I didn't know there were tie-ins either! 4y
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Tamra
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I just read the opening blurb/description of the boundary waters landscape (there must be a literary word for that blurb) and all I could think was: mosquitoes! 😜 #winteringbuddyread

TrishB Definitely 👍 4y
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Tamra
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Happy October and to all things fall cozy! Like fresh warm bread & toast with butter. 😋 It is only appropriate that I get my MN cutting board into the frame with Wintering. #winteringbuddyread

tricours That's a big load of bread! What did you bake it in? 4y
Tamra @tricours bread machine. 😁 Takes all the work out of it! Lol 4y
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tricours Oh! I like the work 😊 4y
Tamra @tricours I do too when I have the time, but after those pesky kids.......! 😂😂 I really enjoy cooking, baking not as much because I don't have much of a sweet tooth. 4y
tricours I'm the opposite, I don't cook, I just bake 😎 4y
Tamra @tricours 😆 I wish we lived near each other because between us we'd have a complete meal and of course, BOOKS! ✌🏾 4y
tricours Very true 😁 4y
EllieDottie Love this picture!! 4y
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TrishB
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#winteringbuddyread
Do we think this is still true?

GabrielleDubois I'm a woman. I need to see myself in harmony with the world and with my words 😏. Differently and better (I try to) than my parents. 4y
Tamra As in all things, I think it depends on the specific relationship. 4y
Julsmarshall @GabrielleDubois Love your perspective! 🙌🏽 4y
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GabrielleDubois @Julsmarshall Thank you Julie. 4y
GabrielleDubois @Tamra That's also true. 4y
TrishB @GabrielleDubois @Tamra thank you 👍 it was a direct quote - so not suggesting women don't have these thoughts 😀 It's very indicative of things going on in the book really. 4y
Tamra @TrishB 👍🏾 4y
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Suet624
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Just a piece of advice for my buddy read friends: you may want to write down the names of Gus's relatives early on. It may be just me but I started to get confused as he talked about the family connections. @TrishB @Tamra @shawnmooney @JazzFeathers @Anovelobsession #WinteringBuddyRead.

(An older photo of man vs nature. Only seemed fitting.)

JazzFeathers Thanks for the head up 👍l'm still waiting for mh copy 😒 4y
Suet624 @JazzFeathers Jeepers! I hope it arrives soon. 😁 4y
TrishB Thanks 👍I'm about half way through. I was never going camping again anyway - never mind this extreme stuff!! 4y
Suet624 @TrishB seriously. 4y
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Shemac77 Ahhhh, the rut. Always an interesting time when the moose are feeling amorous. 4y
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TrishB
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#winteringbuddyread
Just started, don't get much reading done Saturday nights as tend to watch film etc with family!!
So it's tomorrow's focus. I love the cover 💜

Josie This sounds really good. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. 4y
Suet624 I'm loving it. 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This sounds perfect for me - stacking 4y
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TrishB @Suet624 the story is unwinding very nicely 😀 4y
shawnmooney I have just finished the chapter that ends on p. 24 - intrigued! 4y
TrishB @shawnmooney it unwinds slowly but I'm ok with that in this one as we know somethings coming! 4y
Tamra I have enjoyed Geye's other novels! 4y
TrishB @Tamra a first one for me! 4y
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shawnmooney
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Time for Friday Reads, again, people! ❤️💜💖❤️💜💖

https://youtu.be/AnWysbXzAIw

#WinteringBuddyRead

saresmoore 🙌 4y
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shawnmooney
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Liking how this is starting out!

#QuoteOfTheDay

#WinteringBuddyRead

Suet624 I started it yesterday. It's a page turner, relentless in pulling you further into the story. 4y
shawnmooney @Suet624 I know, hey⁉️⁉️ I have a really good feeling about this one! 4y
Suet624 I keep hearing the theme from Jaws as I read it. You just know something is coming. 4y
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shawnmooney
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This is for a buddy read. Because I didn't want the second edition with the boring black and white cover, @ReadingEnvy helped me get this first edition with this gorgeous cover. What was supposed to be a quid pro quo favor ended up being a gift because that's just the way she rolls. So now I get to plan my revenge - how on earth can I surprise her with some books she hasn't already read, hey? ❤️

Mdargusch Good luck! That should be tricky. 4y
bedandabook Tough one. She's read everything! Gorgeous gift. 4y
JazzFeathers I'd like to take part to this buddy-read read, since l couldn't joined the other one. When is this happening? (I need to buy the book) 4y
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shawnmooney @JazzFeathers Please do! We'll be starting in October, though - can you track down a copy in time? 4y
ReadingEnvy 😏 4y
ReadingEnvy It really is much prettier in this edition. 4y
JazzFeathers @shawnmooney l will try 😊 How does this buddy read work? 4y
saresmoore The good news is, Jenny keeps excellent records of her reading, so you at least have a list of what she has already read already! 4y
LeahBergen That's a pretty great cover. 4y
Suet624 I just looked up the black and white cover photo. It definitely brought up that feeling of man vs nature that I'm getting from the book. . 4y
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Tamra
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Buddy read bookmail! Blame it on @shawnmooney. 👏🏾

shawnmooney Yay! 👍👍😘😘 4y
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Caryl
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While visiting my parents, I picked these up at the local indie bookstore. Wintering (signed) is for me, and Behold the Dreamers is a gift for a friend.

tpixie Signed!! 4y
batsy Wintering has a lovely cover and the description sounds good! 4y
Caryl @tpixie - Yup! 😎 He was at their bookstore for a visit this summer. @batsy - I haven't read Peter Geye yet, but all of his books sound good to me. This one won the Minnesota Book Award this year. 4y
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tpixie 🎉🎉🎉 4y
merelybookish My library hold of Wintering just came in! 4y
Caryl @merelybookish - 😍👍 4y
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Booksnob
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Went to my first Books & Bars event to see one of my favorite authors, Peter Geye. If you haven't read his books yet, you need to get started. One of Minnesota's best.

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Jen2
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Really good story!

TrishB I've just ordered this ready for a buddy read with @shawnmooney later in the year! Looking forward to it! 5y
shawnmooney @TrishB I'm looking forward to that too! ❤️ 5y
Tamra As a Minnesotan & reader, I am so anxious to read this one. 5y
Anna40 Sounds interesting! 5y
Anna40 Got it at the library today! 5y
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shawnmooney
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Twitter informs me this book has won the Minnesota Book Award. I'd have voted for Best Cover! But the Litsy and Goodreads reviews are stellar too, so....STACKED!

TrishB That is a fab cover 💗 5y
shawnmooney @TrishB How about an autumn buddy read? :-) 5y
TrishB Absolutely 👍 I like that you plan so far ahead! 5y
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JazzFeathers The cover is really awesome 5y
Suet624 Oooh, sounds so good. 5y
Tamra Thanks for posting! 5y
shawnmooney @TrishB I haven't forgotten about this buddy read. I'd be ready as early as October, but later is also fine for me. How about your reading schedule? And @JazzFeathers @Suet624 and @Tamra please consider joining us! 4y
Tamra @shawnmooney I would love to & I need no encouragement to get another book! 4y
TrishB It's ready on the pile 😀 just let me know when good for everyone. I'm looking forward to it. 4y
Suet624 Hi Shawn. I'll look for this book for an October read. When are you starting the September readalong (which is on my kindle but I can't remember the name of!) 4y
shawnmooney @TrishB @Tamra @Suet624 Great! I just had a friend order the hardcover edition for me from America because I don't care for the newer edition's uninspiring black and white cover. I will be on track to start October 1! 4y
Tamra @shawnmooney Just yesterday I ordered a used hardcover edition from Thrift Books! 4y
TrishB I ordered from America too as didn't like other cover 😀 @Tamra from Thrift Books - they'll be having a run on it! October it is! 4y
shawnmooney Hey @TrishB @Tamra @Suet624 we have a new buddy joining us - @JazzFeathers ! I suggest we use the tag #WinteringBuddyRead on all of our posts as we go along. If people post quotes, impressions, questions and of course reviews, just put that tag on everything, that way we don't have to tag each other. How does that sound? 4y
Tamra @shawnmooney 👍🏾 4y
TrishB Sounds like a plan 👍 4y
shawnmooney @Anovelobsession Shona, I just noticed you TBR'ed this on Goodreads - care to join out buddy read? 4y
My_novel_obsession @shawnmooney Would love to join a buddy read! I have had no time to read or do anything book related so I spent this morning ordering books! When are we going to start? My book should arrive this week. 4y
shawnmooney @Anovelobsession Awesome! We'll start at the beginning of October - see my comments above. 😍 4y
JazzFeathers Just ordered my copy from Britain. Should reach me in 7-10 days 4y
shawnmooney @TrishB @Tamra @Suet624 @JazzFeathers @Anovelobsession I hope no one minds, but I'm going to start reading this today or tomorrow, a few days early. The reason is I'm trying to discipline myself to only have five concurrent reads (not including audiobooks) and I will be finishing a book today, and then probably won't finish another one for a week or more. So I thought I better get this one started sooner rather than later. Bookish problems hey? 4y
Suet624 Go for it. I'll be starting in a few days too. I don't know how you read so many books at once. 😁 4y
shawnmooney @Suet624 For about a year and a half, I was reading 14 or 15 at once! I'm not sure what I was trying to prove, but I'm paring things down… 4y
Suet624 Do you watch movies that way too? 4y
shawnmooney @Suet624 Nope, but don't you watch TV programs that way? 😘 4y
Suet624 Hmmm... kind of a trick question cuz I don't watch tv very often. I watch sports. 4y
shawnmooney @Suet624 Sports? Wow you're so much butcher than me! (Which isn't difficult 😛😛). I have stumbled upon the insight that, for me, reading several books concurrently—putting one down and another up, reentering the narrative briefly and then moving on and doing the same—helps keep me on my toes and imprints the books more deeply. 4y
Suet624 Hahaha. I'm a bit selective - only Boston sports teams. I so appreciate that it works that way for you. With my Lyme Disease I can be forgetful - things get completely lost with my neurological issues. So I have to stay focused on only one book at a time. I'm impressed that it enhances your experience. 4y
shawnmooney @Suet624 ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
TrishB No problem. Aiming for Sunday/Monday still 😀 4y
BookNAround Ooooo. Love Peter Geye's books! 4y
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Wintering is an exquisite slow burn of a novel. The setting in the Boundary Waters area is very much a character -- and is clearly well-loved and appreciated by the author. Geye explores how the sins and ghosts of the past weave through the generations to shape us. The way the story unravelled and moved forwards and back through time worked well. Great read.

BB1958 Great review- started it today 5y
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Alytrue
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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#augustbookhaul. I'm pretty happy with all of these, but unfortunately I can't read them all at the same time! See any that need to move to the top of my tbr?

annahenke Into the Dim was good! 5y
Alytrue @ahenke thanks for the rec! I love a good time travel story. 5y
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DrewSimmons
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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Highly recommended.

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Chringla
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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I loved reading this, and I love that it's not winter right now! I'd previously read Lighthouse Road and while the stories stand alone, I think you'll find it a more satisfying read if you start with Lighthouse Road.

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Bookworm83
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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I didn't expect to like this book because I don't typically enjoy books set in nature and the wilderness (I'm a city girl...what can I say?), but I adored this book. The character relationships were real and often heartbreaking. This book makes me want to go cozy up in a cabin in the mountains 😊

MrBook I have a house in the mountainous forest. Is that close enough? 6y
Bookworm83 @MrBook Absolutely! 6y
MrBook 😎👍🏻 6y
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Bookworm83
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye

Ok, I need to stop checking Litsy (and adding more books to my library holds list 😂) and go finish this book!

BookBabe 😂 6y
Coleen Know the feeling very well! 6y
Karen3 I'm a victim of this as well. Can't stop looking. 6y
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lowellette
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Highly recommended for Cormac McCarthy and William Kent Krueger fans!!! Geye sets his book in Gunflint and the borderlands of Minnesota/Canada which is known for big personalities, danger, and unbelievably good stories. Family history and murder tie in with a great cast of characters. I loved it!

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Bookworm83
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I love to nap and I love to read. Sometimes this poses a problem! I'm loving this book though, so I think reading may win out this afternoon.

Caryl I've been meaning to read something by Peter Geye for awhile. I have: 6y
Bookworm83 @Caryl Read that one first! I found out that it starts the story about the family in Wintering. I plan on going back and reading it to get the full picture. 6y
Coleen I am right there with you re: reading & napping. The older I get, the more the naps seem to win out. 😩 6y
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Bookworm83 @Coleen They do for me, too! 6y
Caryl Thanks for the heads up, @Bookworm83 ! 6y
MrBook I alternate on the weekends. Read, nap, read, nap. 6y
Bookworm83 @MrBook Me, too! It's glorious. 6y
MrBook 😁👍🏻 😴📚😴📚😴📚 6y
Bookworm83 Hahaha!!! Yep!! 6y
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BethFishReads
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librariankris
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A story about survival, fathers and sons, and the North Country of Minnesota that was so vivid I could almost smell the pine trees.

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Booksnob
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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The best kind of mail. Book mail!

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LW15
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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"...how brave a thing it was for him to try to rediscover something, even if it was only himself..."

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Liberty
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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First up today! Enjoy your Sunday, kittens. 😘

Sydsavvy Looks good! 6y
BeckyRenner That is such a pretty cover! 6y
brendanmleonard I want to read this - let us know how it is! 6y
Bree.Hill Love the cover. You and Rebecca's recommendations are taking over my shelves! I just got 'Hex' in the mail that you discussed on the podcast this week 6y
Jennifer3 How much do you read in a week? 6y
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BethFishReads
Wintering: A novel | Peter Geye
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Spending the weekend with one of my favorite authors. Love being back in Gunflint. The outdoors, fathers & sons, love, families, small-town (and beyond) politics. Just trust me and read Peter Geye.

Booksnob I love Peter Geye. He's being featured on my blog, booksnob, for the month of June. 6y
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Lettters
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This book is as good as everyone is saying it is.

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