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Tell Me How This Ends Well
Tell Me How This Ends Well | David Samuel Levinson
An ambitious, gripping, darkly funny family drama about the reckoning of three adult siblings with their profoundly flawed parents, set during Passover in a near-future America rife with anti-Semitism and terror, from an award-winning short-story writer
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JacintaMCarter
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This family drama shifts perspectives among the three Jacobson children and their mother as they all plan ways to murder the family patriarch without getting caught. The story starts at a pace that‘s almost too slow, but picks up about 50 pages in and has a strong finish. The characters are memorable and frequently slip between lovable and impossible to like.

SamanthaMarie Wow! This is an interesting premise. 6mo
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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Dark morning before the city awakens, a book, a cup of coffee, and food courtesy of my girlfriend. The plot description on this sounds so interesting I couldn‘t help but move it to the top of the pile.

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Mdargusch
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Surprise! I just went to get something out of my car and found these books! My book club friend was getting rid of some books. She said she had too many?!?! 😂so I took them off her hands. I have read Dead Letters and In the Garden of Beasts, but have not read any of the others. Has anyone else read any of these? Any duds or already read books will go in my #littlefreelibrary.

MicheleinPhilly I See You is a very creepy psychological thriller. I loved it. 3y
LaurenReads I loved I See You and my mom can't stop raving about A Dogs Purpose 3y
Mdargusch I will keep I See You then @MicheleinPhilly and @LaurenReads. Do you know if a Dogs Purpose is a sad animal story? I usually steer clear of those. 3y
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emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola got me this one for my bday but I have read it yet! 3y
emilyhaldi Also, what exactly is "too many books"? ? 3y
Reviewsbylola I See You is good! Are they from Jeanette? 3y
Karkar @Mdargusch Dogs purpose is sad and wonderful all at the same time. It will make you cry 3y
Mdargusch @Karkar thanks for the 😢heads up. 3y
Mdargusch I know @emilyhaldi. She has her bookshelves filled with crystal pieces instead of books! Of course she doesn't have room for anymore books. 😂they are from Karen @Reviewsbylola 3y
Reviewsbylola Who is Karen and how does she get so many ARCs? 3y
Mdargusch Karen west. @Reviewsbylola her daughter does a YA blog and they go to book conferences. 3y
Reviewsbylola Oh cool, I didn't know that! 3y
SilversReviews Nice photo...nice titles. ENJOY!! 3y
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Lissa00
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I mostly enjoyed this novel about a highly dysfunctional family with a light dystopian backdrop told from four perspectives. I do think one whole section could have been eliminated as the story, and especially the dialogue, began to feel repetitive. Overall, it was entertaining.

Cinfhen I was mixed on this one! I agree, It had its moments ~ good & bad 😐 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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Carolineleavitt
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David Samuel Levison's new one is wickedly funny. He talks about it on the blog. Catolineleavittville.blogspot.com

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Cinfhen
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#AprilBookShowers This story features the neurotic overly stereotyped Jacobson #siblings who have gathered in 2022 LA to celebrate Passover & cook up a way to kill their overbearing father. Such potential but ultimately this book did itself in with too much "shtick" (nonsense) and just way too long. Between pan & so-so but I wouldn't rush to read ...Also book fits today's #lyricalApril prompt for #holiday #Passover2017

LauraBeth Hag Sameah v' kasher 😀 3y
Cinfhen I'm super impressed...you sound like an Israeli ☺️☺️☺️thank you @LauraBeth 😘😘 3y
LauraBeth I spent my years in NYC dating nice Jewish boys 😀 3y
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Cinfhen I'm sure they LOVED you @LauraBeth but your hubby was the ultimate winner ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Dragon I've really been enjoying your prompts this month 😀 3y
Cinfhen Thanks so much @dragon I've been having so much fun seeing everybody's creativity and interpretations of the prompts 😍 3y
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Bookzombie
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At the festival, my first panel was Time for Payback: Novels about Revenge with Amy Gentry and David Samuel Levinson. I don't have a picture because I ended up in the front and that felt awkward. Both authors were funny and interesting. When I had them sign my books, I pitched Litsy to them. 🤓Gentry told me to read hers on vacation or at least not start it just before bed. These and the other books I picked up will most likely be on my May TBR.

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Cinfhen
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Clearly my daughter & I do not share the same brand of humor or maybe it's generational but I'm enjoying this trag-com novel, which she hated. It's 2022, Israel no longer exists & anti-semitism runs rampant. The Jacobson family has gathered in Los Angles to celebrate Passover and more importantly decide the best way to off their belligerent father! I'm half way through, lots of laugh out loud passages but some cringe worthy ones too.

Reggie Wow lol. 3y
Bookzombie The author was at our book festival yesterday and he is so funny and sarcastic in person. I bought the book and he signed it. I can't wait to read it. (edited) 3y
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zugchop
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At times, I felt the promotion for this book -- anti-semitism running rampant in 2022 -- was a poorly guided, alarmist even, method of promotion. At the base, it's a book about three siblings who must kill their father to save their mother. It can drag at times, but there are shiny pieces every now and then that offer redemption. Still, plenty of crud-rocks lodged in there, too. 😒 Honestly, I wanted to enjoy it more than I did.

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Cinfhen
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#AprilBookShowers My #AprilTBR although I never REALLY keep to my list...top five are ARC's bottom from my own TBR, almost done Behind Her Eyes,one is for book club and the rest will fill challenges. Wishing everyone a wonderful new month full of reading and joy 🌺🌻🌷🌼🌹

GypsyKat I have a hard time sticking to my reading lists, too! Unless it's a series, because once I start I'm compulsive about finishing it. 😉 3y
Cinfhen I'm having so much trouble with a few of my ARC's @ferskner and one of them is 3y
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ferskner It's definitely not the fastest paced book! It took me a while to get through, but I thought it was worth it in the end. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm So many good books! Enjoy! 3y
Melissa_J I'm not good at sticking to my TBR list either 😊 I'll be curious for your thoughts on Minds of Winter as it is sitting on my shelves waiting to be read, and The Shadow Lands, which I've got on my wish list. 3y
Tamra I've been meaning to pull Brief Wondrous Life from my stack for years. 😖 Maybe this time!? (edited) 3y
Cinfhen @Melissa_J I was hoping you'd get to them first & let me know!!! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm I'm nervous about those ARCs, I keep carrying them over month to month...😬 3y
Cinfhen @Tamra it's so popular, don't know why I keep putting it off....I've started it a bunch of times but the footnotes keep messing with me🙄 3y
Tamra @Cinfhen footnotes?? Hmmmm, not usually crazy about them. 3y
Cinfhen I know, unexpected and in the first twenty pages @Tamra 😬I need to JUST look past that 3y
Melissa_J @Cinfhen ha! Maybe I'll try to read Minds of Winter this month then 😉 3y
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MorganNotMegan
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Finished this right before its pub date! Now I knew this one wasn't going to be a book for me, but I pushed on anyway. I picked this up because I thought it was a dystopia novel ... well ... it is & it isn't. Set in 2022, it covers the growing anti-Semitic feelings in America and expands on it. Random attacks are happening, and it isn't safe to be Jewish anymore. This is the story of one family celebrating the holidays one last time. 7/10 for me!

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jnoble82
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This is the longest chapter ever....at least it's a good read! 👍

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Cinfhen
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Yay! Two new books that I won from LibraryThing 💖looking forward to reading both of these 📚

Cinfhen The other new title 3y
BeckaroniAndCheese Aaahhhhh!!!! I love Margaret George!!! Super jealous you get to read that one early 🤤😄 3y
EvieBee I'd love to follow you on LibraryThing! What's your username? 3y
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ValerieAndBooks I'm on LibraryThing too! Same user name as here. I don't go there as much now because of Litsy 😊 3y
Lmstraubie Books make the best prizes!!! 3y
Cinfhen I'm newish to library thing and not really sure how it works😬 @EvieBee84 & @ValerieAndBooks I'm not even sure of my user name😱I much prefer Goodreads and Litsy, of course! 3y
Cinfhen So true @Lmstraubie 😍💖📚 3y
Cinfhen @BeckaroniAndCheese I'm happy to mail you the book this week if your ok with sending it back at some point. It's super long and I probably won't get to it for awhile. 3y
BeckaroniAndCheese Oh wow @Cinfhen that would be killer!! I'll send you a message with my address and get it right back to you as soon as I finish it. That's really awesome! 💖 3y
BeckaroniAndCheese Okay, dumb question: how does one send a message? Is this an option on Litsy? 3y
BeckaroniAndCheese Just sent an email 🤗 3y
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SadieRuin
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I found this story of children rallying together to murder their abusive father actually quite humorous and enjoyable. It is told from four different perspectives as we learn the reasons each person has for wanting their father dead. This is set amidst a backdrop of the future where anti-sematism is rampant and Jewish people are once again becoming the target of hate crimes. If you're into family drama and morbid humor I would recommend this book.

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SadieRuin
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Yes this now!

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SadieRuin
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If this is a sign of what's to come I'm already in love with this book.

bellasocks You had me at the word mishpuca! Love me some yiddish!❤️ 3y
SadieRuin @bellasocks oh it's very Jewish, I've only started it and it's an ARC but I'm really enjoying! 3y
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ShelfSpaceLimited
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Home from work to find this at the door. YYYEEESSSS!! My day just got so much better!

Cinfhen Can't wait to hear your thoughts 3y
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mixedmetaphors
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A boudoir photo of my dog with an ARC of David Levinson's amazing new book, Tell Me How This Ends Well.