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The Inheritance of Loss
The Inheritance of Loss | Kiran Desai
In a crumbling house in the remote northeastern Himalayas, an embittered, elderly judge finds his peaceful retirement turned upside down by the arrival of his orphaned granddaughter, Sai.
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GatheringBooks
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#WanderingJune Day 5: #LetsGetLost - from Iphigene‘s review: “When things lost are things familiar: The novel sets its anchors on a rotting mansion-like house where lived 3 unlikely housemates: an old retired judge, his young granddaughter & his cook. From these 3 – sprouts stories abt migration, love & loss, political/social instability.. it felt as if when we gain something we lose something.” Her full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-2gB

Cinfhen Sounds intriguing 8mo
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one. 8mo
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KellyHunsakerReads
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This one just came available on #overdrive after a long wait. #audiobook #ILoveLibraries #ManbookerWinner

Emilymdxn I loved this one! 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Definitely one of my favourite Indian novels so far! Rich, character driven, beautifully written, and a fascinating complex look at class and immigration within India, in America and between Nepal and India. Not a huge amount in the way of ‘big plot events‘ but I recommend so much anyway.

Smarkies How did you find this as an audiobook? I usually only listen to mysteries and non fiction on audio... Would this be a good literary book to do audio-wise? 9mo
Emilymdxn @Smarkies I really enjoyed it, I liked the narrator and letting the language wash over me, but then I read any type of book on audio and very rarely find it an unsuitable format so I might not be the best person whose advice to get! 9mo
Smarkies @Emilymdxn since you liked the narrator, perhaps I will have a go at it. 😁 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged book and Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver. Beautiful character study of immigration and modern India, and a gothic horror ghost story, so different both so good!

2. How to do nothing by Jenny Odell

3. Any wildflowers! I love bright tides of colour in long waving grass, or colourful forest floors. Texas Bluebonnets, English fox gloves and dog violets

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llwheeler
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1. The Tale of Genji; The Inheritance of Loss; Ice Will Reveal
2. Tea. I'm not too picky, I love tons of kinds.
3. Chocolate orange pu'erh from David's tea. So good!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain That tea sounds amazing 😍 12mo
llwheeler @rachelsbrittain It was so good 😊 12mo
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thebookishpages
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Pickpick

The first thing one notices in this book is its stunningly beautiful narration. All the little things adding upto a big little thing. The story might not be very impressive but there is more to this novel than the story to be impressed with. You might think, since this book is about North East India, you will not feel connected,but those who were once colonised, who now finds themselves torn between two cultures may find their home in this story.

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rmaclean4
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When you are in the middle of three books and your holds come in at the library...the struggle is real! Blame it on Book tube. Which one should I read next?

mcctrish They all look good, I must add that Meg W one to my holds 1y
rmaclean4 @mcctrish the movie with Glenn Close looks good...so I want to read the book before I see the movie. 1y
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LikelyLibrarian
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1. Generally, once a week
2. I usually make my own, with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and Dijon mustard 😋
3. I enjoy both, but I gave up carbs a few months ago, so I don‘t do a whole lotta baking these days.
4. Yep! Dove dark chocolate
5. While I didn‘t love the book as a whole, I liked the Italy section of Eat, Pray, Love. And I like Louise Penny‘s descriptions of food in her Inspector Gamache series.

#TELLMETUESDAY

Ke633 I‘ve never read Eat Pray Love.. 😬😬 and I loovvee Dove dark chocolate! Thanks for sharing!! 2y
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LikelyLibrarian
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I taught two redesigned classes this month, so I didn‘t quite finish my June stack. Still working on the tagged book. Of the six, my favorite, by far, was Circe. My least favorite was The Fifth Mountain, by Paulo Coelho. I worked on the puzzle while I listened to the audiobooks (listed on the right). Of the three, I found Sometimes I Lie most enjoyable.

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Tiyas7
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Book Haul!!!!!😄😄😄✌

And Now.............I Am Broke

Reggie Salem‘s Lot, in my top 5 horror books. 2y
BiblioLitten I'm curious about Six of Crows. 2y
Tiyas7 @BiblioLitten It's a fantasy - heist novel, set in the author's Grisha universe 2y
LikelyLibrarian Loved Everything, Everything and started Inheritance of Loss today 😀 2y
Tiyas7 @LikelyLibrarian Hope you enjoy it😊 2y
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LikelyLibrarian
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This month‘s stack: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho, The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon, The Inheritance of Loss by Koran Desai, and Circe by Madeleine Miller.

Can‘t wait to get started!

#shelfiesaturday

SledgeReader @LikelyLibrarian I too am a librarian and find my job very hazardous. 😉 I see too many amazing books everyday and know I can never read them all. Thanks for popping Inheritance back on my TBR. 😃📚🍾 2y
LikelyLibrarian @SledgeReader I hope you enjoy it! 2y
LikelyLibrarian @TiredLibrarian I‘m waiting for my copy to arrive, but I read the downloaded the free sample on kindle and read the introduction. 🤯 2y
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MayginReads
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2. Android
3. Nuts
4. The tagged book, which is about a young woman who lives with her uncle. So far, it's a book where not much happens and we learn a lot about the characters
5. None - I don't watch, follow, or participate any in sport regularly

#humpdaypost #letsmaketricksysmile @MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails Aww so sweet! Thank you for sharing your baby. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
MayginReads @TricksyTails Anytime! 💜💜💜 2y
Cathythoughts I love this pic ❤️ 2y
MayginReads @Cathythoughts Me too! It's one of those crazy awesome shots that happen once or twice in a pup's lieftime. 2y
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MrBook
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Today's author spotlight: Kiran Desai! The 46-year-old was born in New Delhi, India, where she left at 14 for Great Britain and then the US, studying at Columbia U. She was the 2006 Man Booker Prize winner (her mother, Anita, was short-listed for it 3 times). The Economic Times listed her in 2015 as one of the 20 most influential global Indian women. She was the first featured author at the Asia House Festival. #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

tif Thanks for sharing this! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Tanisha_A
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To be read soon! #CursiveTitle

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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail ❤️📚

LeahBergen That's a pretty cover. 2y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen I loved the cover. I don't have many books with nice neutral colours like this.....not all about the covers though....😂 2y
ApoptyGina69 I have a different cover, but great book! I really enjoyed it. 2y
DeborahSmall @ApoptyGina69 planning on taking it on holiday next week💕 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 1! This award-winning book is the second from Desai. In a crumbling home at the foot of Nepal's Mt. Kanchenjunga, an embittered old and retiring judge finds his granddaughter, Sai, at his door. The chatty cook watches over her as the judge is preoccupied with his son, Biju, who stays one step ahead of the INS in NYC's restaurants. A Nepalese insurgence turns everything for this family upside-down. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Yeah_I_Read I loved this book 3y
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jenniferw88
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4 ⭐ and another book that will stay with me for some time. Also @bookriot's all point of view characters being people of colour challenge completed ✅

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I liked it, but it didn't really stay with me and I was slightly disappointed. Maybe needs a reread. 3y
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jenniferw88

"But when you are on the verge of hysteria, so full of anxiety and pent-up violence, you could only appear honest and calm by being dishonest. So, whether honest or dishonest, dishonestly honest-looking, he would have to stand before the bulletproof glass, still rehearsing answers to the questions he knew were coming up, questions to which he had to have perfectly made-up replies."

@CrowCAH This quote reminded me of Captain Jack Sparrow!

Yeah_I_Read I loved this book! 3y
CrowCAH I totally agree! You have to watch out for those dishonest ones, cause you never know when they're going to do something stupid. 😂 3y
LauraBrook This book was fantastic! ❤️ 3y
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JenP
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this. I usually love Indian literary fiction and it's a Man Booker prize winner. The writing was beautiful and I did feel transported to the various settings. I also enjoyed learning more about a conflict with which I was unfamiliar. Unfortunately I didn't feel connected to any of the characters and the pace was really slow considering that it was set in the midst of such turbulent time. I was frequently bored.

Abailliekaras I remember this! It reportedly took her a long time to write (not that there's anything wrong with that) and felt laboured to me. 😬 3y
JenP @Abailliekaras I can see that. It was very carefully crafted and clearly thoughtful. But, it did feel labored to me too 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I bailed early on this one 😕 3y
kimmychr0nicles I also wanted to like this much more than I did. I actually had to abandon it because I couldn't get into it. 3y
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theshrinkette
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Mehso-so

I know it's a Man Booker winner, but...meh. It had interesting parts, but a lot of it felt clunky and out of place. She's got great potential and I'll pick up something else of hers in the future. I wish she'd explored some characters more than others.

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theshrinkette
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Sundays.

Joanne1 Great book. 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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LeanneAslin
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Mehso-so

I liked a lot of things about this book - the writing was a bit flowery but the characters were interesting and it paints vivid picture of 1980s India, immigration and political problems. But it felt very slow in places and was a very typical "Man Booker book". I feel the same style of writing always wins. I liked it but was a bit frustrated by the ending. #TakeControlThon

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EmilyChristine
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At a concert and my friend hands me a book that I need to read. 😊#booklovers

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Ottoman1

The greatest love is love that's never shown.

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BookwormM
Mehso-so

Full review will appear here sometime www.thereadersroom.org

My initial thoughts were that this was a 3 star read a solidly written book but one I didn't particularly enjoy and then I started writing my blog review and realised that it had actually made me think about a lot of things so while it remains 3 stars for enjoyment I would give it 4 stars for bring thought provoking.

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BookwormM
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This is how I feel about my furbabies and anyone who would hurt an animal grrr

But then again I have the luxury of being able to keep pets without worrying about starving myself or feeding them.

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BookwormM
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BookwormM
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for he believed in superstition, exactly as much as in science

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BookwormM

Books were making her restless. She was beginning to read, faster, more, until she was inside the narrative and the narrative inside her, the pages going by so fast, her heart in her chest - she couldn't stop.

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StephanieY
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Man Booker and Nobel winners = $1 at library book sale! 🙌

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YvonneES
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Re-read📖😊👍

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mhillis
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These are the unread books from my last trip to the used bookstore. Which one should I read next? #usedbooks #augustofpages

BarbaraTheBibliophage Flight Behavior is amazing! 3y
Megabooks Honolulu is amazing!! 3y
mhillis @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ebooksandcooks Great, I'll read these two next! Trying to read my own books... 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @mhillis Know what you mean. I get into NetGalley or Overdrive and my own books take a back seat! 3y
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Jessicaswebster
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All day, the colors had been those of dusk, mist moving like a water creature across the great flanks of mountains possessed of ocean shadows and depths

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ramyasbookshelf
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One from the archives: if you are looking for a book that will totally suck you in, transport you to an unfamiliar, almost uncomfortable, world and make you feel like you've lost a part of yourself when you finish it - then you have to pick this Booker prize winner!

shawnmooney Sadly, an autographed first edition hardcover of this novel sat on my shelf, unread, for many years before I liquidated my library of 10,000 books in order to move to Japan seven years ago. :( 4y
ramyasbookshelf 'Autographed first edition'??? @shawnmooney I would have given an arm for it! :) 4y
Joanne1 I have such fond memories of reading this one. 4y
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Lotte_ladybird
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Reading a pretty book and drinking spring tea from my pretty cup on a rainy spring morning. Bliss!