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Kindred
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
A whole new look for the classic novel that has sold over 450,000 copies Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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Cortg
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My March wrap up!

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Megabooks Awesome! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m LOVING this title & cover art …must buy 2mo
BarbaraBB Well done!! 2mo
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KarenUK Yay! 👏👏👏👏 2mo
Cortg @Cinfhen It‘s written to the tune The Wheels on the Bus 😂 2mo
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Cortg
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I love time travel books and this one did not disappoint! It‘s raw, emotional, disturbing and historically important. I placed a hold on the Graphic Novel format to read next week.
#pop22 ~ an #ownvoices SFF book

@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88

Cinfhen Great pick ✅🌻 2mo
KCofKaysville @Cortg I have read Parables of the Sower and liked it. I'll read this one too evenually. 2mo
BarbaraBB Such a good read! 2mo
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Cortg @KCofKaysville Yes! It‘s on my TBR list and I‘m looking forward to it! 2mo
Jerdencon This is such a great book! 2mo
Megabooks I read the graphic adaptation last year and loved it! 2mo
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Ang203l
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Why yes, I did cancel plans because it‘s snowing and I‘d rather be reading. 😅🤣 #catsoflitsy

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Evita
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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3.5 out of 5

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Anya09
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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This is the first book that I‘ve read by #octaviabutler and it is amazing!

Having Dana as the main character and seeing what is happening through her perspective is what makes this story interesting.

#blackliterature

#blackwomenauthors

#blacksciencefictionandfantasy

SW-T It‘s a heck of a book! Such imagination and talent. She was definitely gifted. 2mo
Anya09 Yes I loved it. I can‘t wait to read more books by her. 2mo
StaceGhost I loved this book! Her Parable of the Sower is in my top ten, too 2mo
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Reggie This is one of the first books I read because of Litsy . I loved Dana. I love Octavia. 2mo
Anya09 @StaceGhost I will add it to my list 2mo
Anya09 @Reggie Same 🤎 2mo
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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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TH3F4LC0N
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My first book by Octavia Butler and wow was it good! 😵 This was a phenomenal story that used a lens of science fiction to look back on America‘s painful legacy of slavery with a very nuanced eye. Well written and with quite human characters, Kindred was fantastic! 😃 For my full thoughts, see my review here:

https://youtu.be/00sPF86lYpI

Reggie This book, The Books of Night Women by Marlon James and Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez are phenomenal books about slavery that I read in one year. You know when you have unintentional themes. A topic keeps popping up in books. I am forever indebted to those books for opening my eyes. 3mo
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MsRadioSilence
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First 5 star read of the year! Complex characters, time travel, a reliable and strong narrator: what more could you ask for? I regret that I had to put it down for classes, and only just picked it up again.

You can read my full review here: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/kindred

#scifi #historicalfiction #cat #catsoflitsy

Readergrrl I‘m just beginning with this novel next week with my high school seniors. 3mo
Bits I just started reading this last night! 3mo
GondorGirl This book was fantastic! 3mo
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rsteve388
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#AudiobookSale Librofm Just posted their sale audiobooks. Great selection. Check it out!

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katrrosee
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Read Harder Challenge #8: Read a classic by a POC author
5 stars/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vonnie862
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This was a re-read for me after 20 years. I still liked it and I was able to share the journey with my husband. We were on the edge of our seats with Dana's time travel & my heart broke every atrocity described in the book. 4.5 ⭐
#BookSpinBingo #19 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
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Cortg
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2 of 2 - Whew! This was quite a task! Here are my #pop22 books, subject to change based on book club choices. 28 of these are on my physical TBR bookshelves which I‘m super excited about. 4 are new to me books that I had to google and the rest are on my TBR radar. I‘ve got a few big ones, so we‘ll see. Let the games begin!

BarbaraBB You did it! I am still working on it. I must take a screenshot of yours for some inspiration! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead What prompts are you using The Guest List and White Teeth for? I have them both on my TBR.. 😊 5mo
Billypar I liked every single one that I've read from both posts - 6 from this one and 7 from the other. My favorites were probably A Brief History of 7 Killings, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Happy reading! 5mo
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Cortg @BarbaraBB Absolutley! I hope the list helps and you find some to add to your challenge! 5mo
Cortg @RaeLoveToRead The Guest List - A book about a secret. I'm under the impresson there are secrets among the characters. It's hard to know since I haven't actually read it yet. 😂 White Teeth - a book you know nothing about. I just looked it up on goodreads and it has a description but the actual paperback book really doesn't say much about what it's about and I was reading descriptions on so many books last night. 5mo
Cortg @Billypar Thanks! I'm really looking forward to this year's reading 😀 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Good idea... and if there aren't any juicy secrets you could probably use it for a book about a party! 5mo
Cortg @RaeLovesToRead Yes! Smart thinking! There were several that could fit more than one catagory. 5mo
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I wanted more. It was “just the facts” storytelling. I wanted descriptions and emotions. I wanted Kevin‘s story from his POV. I didn‘t really engage until mid-story, but then it was riveting. The idea of time travel has always been a fantasy of mine, but you never really think of traveling to the Hellish times in history like Dana did. She traveled from 1976 to the Antebellum South as a black woman. 3/5🧭s

Texreader I loved this book. Great review. 5mo
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SherryJones
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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This amazing book not only tells the reader about slavery, it ingeniously makes you live it by transporting you with its modern-day heroine back in time. Because she is black, she is treated as a slave. Because she, and you, are free, you feel keenly the injustice and indignity of her enslavement. Each transport back to the present reminds you what has been taken away. Octavia Butler is a genius.

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Sci-fi isn‘t my favorite genre, but I‘m glad I gave this a try! Being ripped through time to experience the horrors of our history of slavery through a modern lens was emotional and effective. I would have had no idea it was written in the 70‘s; it‘s a timeless tale. 🎧

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Consider time-travel. Do you view it as dangerous to the future and fear changing history, and possibly even your future? Perhaps you think about it more frivolously and want to experience a large event. Do you wish you could go back and take a different life path? Regardless of what you imagine, are you imagining the possibility of that trip being physically dangerous and life-threatening? Likely not, but that's what Butler has done here, ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick weaving the "now" of 1976 and the "then" early 1800's. I didn't LOVE it, but it was pretty darn good, if infuriating at times.
October official #bookspin book #bookspinbingo @TheAromaOfBooks #LittensDressedInBlood @MidnightBookGirl #Screamathon @4thHouseOnTheLeft #pop21 #GenreHybrid #52Books #DualTimeline
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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Michellesibs
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There's no fluff or decoration in this novel, every character and setting has a purpose. The actual story telling is beautifully basic but so many complexities run through the entire book.
There's so much here to discuss, how's does a Black woman in '76 adapt to the slavery era? How does a white man in '76 adapt to being a white man in 1812? How do the people of 1812 understand the people of future generations.
Fantastic sci-fi, loved it.

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DHill
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Unpopular opinion I know, but I just can‘t seem to find a groove with this book. I tried print and am now on to audio.

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reema
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Powerful and brutal. Not perfect but definitely raw and emotional. I only wish it hadn‘t ended so abruptly.

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Cazxxx
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Simply beautiful 💕

BeaG One of my favorites. 11mo
Cazxxx @BeaG so good 😊 11mo
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Afua
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Ever since I was little, the idea of being able to go back in time and experience history has always fascinated me. Narratives and stories set in the past have always called to me. But a narrative that is built on time travel and handles masterfully the heavy history and present legacy of slavery with the depth and skill only Octavia Butler could? Erm, yes?

Hazel2019 I have this on my summer TBR. Can‘t wait to read it! 11mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Just as incredible and sophisticated as I remember. I loved revisiting it in #audiobook format. Kim Staunton did a wonderful job. It was especially great to hear the Southern accents. What I find remarkable about this book is Butler's talent for creating such complex characters and situations and her restraint at not explaining or simplifying anything. Dana's journey into enslavement is so psychologically complicated and compelling. #BlackBooks

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GinaKButler
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Last month, someone on Litsy said this was the best book they‘d ever read, so it went right on my list! I‘m Buddy-reading it with two of my book club friends in May. #bookspinbingo

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Sharpeipup
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I plan to sit here and read an entire book.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s the dream! So jealous of your personal space, enjoy it for all of us! 13mo
AmyG Looks perfect! 13mo
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andrew61
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What a wonderful book. I put it down exhausted from a compelling narrative but incredibly sad about the cruelty of slavery. Written in 1976, bicentennial (a commemorative coin appears) Dana ,a black woman is married to Kevin a white man to both families disgust. She is repeatedly transported to 1816 maryland creating a story of horror + compassion. Brilliant writing.
#AntiRacismBook #booked2021 @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Wonderful choice/ very powerful story / painful at times 13mo
Texreader I agree. This is an awesome book 13mo
ReadingEnvy This one really sticks with you. I particularly felt the analogy (or metaphor?) of marriage as slavery was clever for the era she wrote it. It starts to surface near the end. 12mo
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andrew61 @ReadingEnvy yes jenny that is an interesting aspect of the story and the 5 years the husband spends in maryland is as is said something that probably suits him. The inter racial marriage and the tensions that creates is also well done. I listened to a podcast about her post reading and she sounds like a unique author well ahead of her time with one novel which presage trump. 12mo
ReadingEnvy @andrew61 did your book club read this? It seems like it would be so great for discussion. 12mo
andrew61 No jenny it was a bk I'd had for a while but hadn't read however I might suggest it as I would like to reread it and it would be a great discussion. We are doing silver sparrow and hamnet in June. August looks interesting I will miss it but still plan to read 'passing' nell larson and 'the vanishing half' brit bennett. 12mo
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Caroline2
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After a massive slump in March & Feb, April has been a great reading month! I enjoyed all of these! 😀
The Enchanted April : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
When she woke: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The girl with the louding voice: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kindred: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#aprilwrapup

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 great when you have a few good ones. 13mo
Caroline2 @TrishB It‘s been such a relief to really enjoy reading again!!! 😁 13mo
charl08 Fabulous shelfies 😍 12mo
Caroline2 @charl08 Thanks! 😀 12mo
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Coleen
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I didn‘t love this quite as much as most readers seem to have, but I did like it, and the slave conditions were truly appalling and eye-opening. I hope the upcoming pilot from FX does this book justice. Seems as though this has the potential to be great on the big (or small) screen.

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Buchbeeg
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Halfway to my year's reading goal! Such a difference from last year, which was such a struggle to concentrate and find books I wanted to read.
Favorite book, so far, tagged.

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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz
1. Kindred by Octavia Butler
2. No, the time travel doesn‘t have to make sense.
3. No preference.

monalyisha I love these — especially as audiobooks! 13mo
BeaG @monalyisha thanks! I will add to my TBR List. 13mo
ozma.of.oz Ah! Kindred is an excellent choice! Thanks for posting! 13mo
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Caroline2
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One of the best books I have ever read. Dana time travels from the 1970s back to her ancestors on a plantation in 1815 and immediately gets sucked into a world of slavery and suffering. Beautiful writing that never let up and it kept me guessing right to the end. A perfect book.

Jari-chan Your edition looks so nice! ❤ 13mo
youneverarrived I loved this too 🖤 13mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful pic 13mo
AutumnRLS Those shelves! 😍 Those books! 😍 13mo
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emmaturi
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A young African-American women called Dana is somehow taken from 1976 LA to pre-Civil War Maryland planatation. It usually happens when a white boy Rufus is in life-threatening situation. It seems he will be one of her ancestors. Each time she goes back seems and and she must be very careful to make sure she survives slavery to return to her own time. This is a really great book. Very compelling as you hope Dana is able to survive! #books

Cathythoughts Nice review! I have this on kindle, I didn‘t realize there was time travel 👍🏻 13mo
emmaturi Well hope you will enjoy it! @Cathythoughts 13mo
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Buchbeeg
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Holy wow is this an amazing book. Hauntingly relevant to today's world.
An African Americans woman in the 70's begins to travel back in time.
This was was my first Butler book and I can not wait to pick up the next one. Her writing is so smooth you simply fall right into her world.

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Rachiiebookdragon
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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A intriguing story. Read as part of the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021. 4/5

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Djspens
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Finished up this book on a beautiful spring Saturday. What a good book. Dana, a black woman living in 1976, is taken back and forth through time to an ante bellum south plantation of her ancestors in the 1800s.

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Vansa
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#sundayfunday
1.Tagged book,among so many great books I read last year.
2.Francis Spufford,Octavia Butler, Eugene Rogan,Zora Neale Hurston
3.I've joined #NetGalley this year and I'm astonished by the access to great books it affords!
@ozma.of.oz great prompt! Have a good week!

ozma.of.oz Oh I am so jealous that you are getting to read Butler‘s work for the first time! She‘s amazing. Thank you for sharing! 1y
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Karisa
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Butler never disappoints! It's easy to see why Kindred has been printed so many times and adapted many ways (play, graphic novel, upcoming FX series, etc). This book featuring a 1976 Black woman, Dana, time traveling back and forth to slavery's South is hauntingly unforgettable.

Butler's book is both straightforward and complex; her characters are deep; Dana's narrative and difficult choices compel the book forward. Unputdownable!

emmaturi I just read it last week, great book! 1y
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Taurus03
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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I loved that this story didn't dwell on the why's but focused more on what's next. The story never said why the events occurred. Instead it proceeded with the events in such vivid detail.

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GingerAntics This book has been on my wish list for a while. I better get the book and read it before the show comes out. 1y
Melismatic This is super exciting. This novel is so so good - it‘ll rip your heart out though. One of the few that made me ugly cry while reading. 1y
Liatrek This is amazing ❤️ 1y
maich I want to watch this👍👍 1y
MeganAnn 🎉🎉🎉 So excited!! 1y
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readordierachel 😮 🎉 1y
Kenyazero That's super exciting! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage ZOMG!! So exciting! 1y
Karisa 💗💗💗 1y
SamAnne Yes! 1y
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DavidDiamond
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Looking forward to this!
If you haven‘t read it, you should definitely add to your TBR!

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Exbrarian
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I finished this a couple of weeks ago. It was very good. Historical fiction lightly disguised as science fiction. Written in the 70's but doesn't really feel dated.

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Kazzie
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Interesting concept with time travel and race and also women‘s rights.

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KatieDid927
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February reads! #FebruaryWrapUp

Gissy Awesome books!! 1y
SamAnne Great list! 1y
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Awomanwithabook
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I can already tell this is going to be one of those books I can‘t believe I didn‘t read earlier.

Bookpearl Get ready for the ride of emotions! Kindred is THAT book that stuck with my soul. 😩 1y
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