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Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Fruit of the Drunken Tree | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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rachelm
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The narrators remind me of Ferrante. Colombia from two perspectives during the late 80s and early 90s. Beautiful novel.

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Jillylovesbooks
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Set in Bogotá, Colombia and told through alternating chapters from the perspective of young Chula and Patrona, the teenage maid. Chula lives in a gated community and grows up seeing violence outside those gates. Patrona lives in the guerilla controlled slums of the Hills and has lost family to the violence and struggles to keep her family afloat. Parts of this story are difficult to read, but it was important to the story of that time and place.

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Kaylasarka
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“Multiply me when necessary, make me disappear when peremptory. Transform me into light when there is shadow, into a star when in the desert.”

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Kaylasarka
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The emotional roller coaster this book took me on was absolutely incredible. It has so much heart and soul written in the words.

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Kaylasarka
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras was so emotional and amazing! 7 year old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives in their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, and assassinations change that carefree life. It is a beautiful come-of-age story of family, friendship, trust, love and loyalty. Inspired by the author's own life, this story is full of heart and soul. This is a must read!

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rajithr
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Bittersweet 😍🤩loved it

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 3mo
Sace Welcome! 2mo
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rajithr
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Somehow, this reminds me so much of Alfonso Cuaron's Roma. An equally good one too.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Updating my #BBRC books 😅

My pick for #WhenItRainsItPours (full review on hookedonbookz.com) This book broke me to pieces...

#YeahBaby @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 4mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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A beautiful come-of-age story of family, friendship, trust, love and loyalty. Inspired by the author's own life, this story is full of heart and soul. My heart went on an emotional roller-coaster on this one. A must-read.

Thank you @Soubhiville for this wonderful gift. You must get to your audio book soon. But get a box of tissue ready... ❤️

#HispanicHeritageMonth

Soubhiville You‘re welcome! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. I can‘t wait to read it. 😊 4mo
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Come-read-with-me
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#7covers7days. I think this cover is the perfect enticement for a sumptuous tale.

Lcsmcat I loved this book! 4mo
Come-read-with-me @Lcsmcat It‘s one that I love to reread. It‘s just so lovely! 4mo
Lcsmcat @Come-read-with-me She was at a local book festival about a year ago and she signed my copy. 😀 4mo
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Soubhiville This is a great cover. 4mo
Come-read-with-me @Soubhiville It‘s what initially drew me to the book. In this case it was right to judge a book by the cover! 4mo
Come-read-with-me @Lcsmcat I am totally jealous!!! You are really lucky! 4mo
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Naominats
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I guessed Mamá was giving her the same warnings I had received...not to pick up its flowers, not to sit underneath, not to stand by it too long & most important, not to let neighbors know we ourselves were afraid of it. The Drunken Tree made our neighbors nervous. Who‘s to say why Mamá decided to grow that tree in her garden? It may have been that long mean streak in her or it may have been because she was always saying you couldn‘t trust anyone.

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Dolly
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This was good, very good but pales in comparison to The Far Field. Also I need to depart from refugee stories for awhile and read something very different in tone.

Samplergal I really enjoyed it. For a debut, it was stunning. 5mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This is a tough book. It‘s a little dense, but very important and the writing is very strong. It‘s an eye opening book about the hardships people suffer in other countries and this really explores a period in time that doesn‘t get a lot of attention. Excellent writing and a heartbreaking story.

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sophierayton
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Historical fiction is the best way to learn about the world. I had no idea that Columbia had been through this difficult time, and it is powerful to have the story told from someone who experienced it first hand.

Reggie I loved when even the horrific stuff happens she still thought to check on the cows. And my heart broke for Petrona. 6mo
sophierayton I felt for Petrona too, but I think in practice, I'd react more like the mother Alma. Anyone who makes a plan to kidnap my kids would not be welcome to stick around; they'd be dead to me. 6mo
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EKonrad
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Gorgeously written with powerful prose and strong, female characters. Full review on Goodreads.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Netgalley

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Thank you so so much for these wonderful gifts @Soubhiville! The book! What a timely gift! I'm planning to meet the author at the book fest this year! 💃🏽 And the postcards of authors! ❤️ 😍Aaaannd the gorgeous booksleeve! Did you make that? Love the cute dog design & the button! Omg you're super talented! ❤️

I'm touched beyond words. Thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness & generosity, Soubhi! You made my birthday all the more special! 😘

Soubhiville Happy birthday! I‘m glad you like it ❤️. My mom makes the booksleeves. I love mine, I use them every day. Enjoy! 7mo
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Cinfhen
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My kiddies did some #GoodReads stalking and took advantage of a Barnes and Noble summer sale and ordered these 4 books for me!!! Niki already claims she wants to read 2 of them 😉 Today has been a wonderful day 🥳🎂Thank You ALL so much for the #birthdayLove it made my day extra special ♥️♥️♥️

Kalalalatja I haven‘t read any of them, but they sound good! 7mo
Cinfhen I‘ll let u know @Kalalalatja 🎉💕😘 7mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m hoping to read Fruit of the Drunken Tree soon. I hear very good things. Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🥂 7mo
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bedandabook Happy birthday 🥳 I‘m so glad you‘re having a great day 💕 7mo
Robothugs Happiest of birthdays to you, lovely lady. ♥️ 7mo
squirrelbrain Well done kids! You‘ve trained them well...🤣 Sounds like you‘ve had a lovely day 😘 7mo
Lcsmcat I ❤️ Fruit of the Drunken Tree! 7mo
Sapphire Happy Birthday! 7mo
Megabooks Fantastic, Cindy! I hope your birthday was fantabulous! 7mo
wideeyedreader Happy birthday! 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday! 7mo
Hooked_on_books Happy Birthday! I‘ve been stalking your feed to see if you received any of the books from my swap stack. Good thing! I‘ll take Ohio out of the running. 7mo
batsy Good kids 😊 7mo
Cinfhen Totally forgot that was one of the books @Hooked_on_books 🤪 7mo
Cinfhen My kiddies done good @batsy @Megabooks @squirrelbrain and I‘m glad my daughter wants to read a few @Prairiegirl_reading @wideeyedreader @Sapphire @Lcsmcat @Robothugs @bedandabook @Rachel_nyc of course it‘s the thrillers, but still happy she‘s reading 💕😉 (edited) 7mo
TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 read one and one in tbr, will have a little look at others. You got a great birthday book pile 🎉🎉 7mo
mabell Happy Belated Birthday! 🎉🎉 7mo
emilyhaldi Happy belated birthday!!! ❤️glad it was wonderful! 7mo
SaturnDoo Happy Belated Birthday!!! 🤗💜❤😘 7mo
Bookzombie Happy belated birthday!!!💗📚🎂🦄 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Bookzombie @SaturnDoo @emilyhaldi @mabell I‘m still sneaking in the celebrations 🥳 Going to meet friends who are in from the States for lunch 🎉🎶😀 we‘re calling it a birthday brunch....why not?!?! 7mo
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Lcsmcat
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1. Daffodils!
2. tagged
3. A Bit of Fry and Laurie
4. Billy Collins
#humpdaypost
@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Lcsmcat
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A powerful debut novel about growing up in a violent world, in this case the Colombia of Pablo Escobar, and how children are affected by the choices we make and don‘t make. This will stay with me for a long time.

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SamAnne
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3.5 stars out of 5. Compelling story set during violent years in Colombia when Pablo Escobar was at his most powerful. A window into the separate worlds of the struggling desperate poor and those who are better off. Violence touched all in Bogota during the 90s.

Reggie I loved that she kept checking to see if the cows were ok. 7mo
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Lcsmcat
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It seems appropriate to start this with a glass of wine in hand. I met Contreras last September at a book fair. She was smart and well-spoken. It‘s about time I read her book! #currentlyreading

RaimeyGallant The cover is pretty great. 7mo
Lcsmcat @RaimeyGallant I thought so too. 7mo
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SamAnne
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1. Fruit of the Drunken Tree—enjoying! Patti Smith‘s The M Train. Stamped from the Beginning:the Defining History of Racist Ideas in America. And Patsy. Too many!
2. Does Black Leopard Red Wolf count? 3. Planting my melon patch and having gin & tonics on my front porch. And a wedding but not necessarily a fun one LOL.

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Caterina
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Here is my physical TBR shelf for July! I'm moving to the opposite coast soon, leaving at the first of August, and will be leaving all my precious babies (ie books) at my parents' house for the foreseeable future, hence the ambitious shelf. And y'all are going to #MakeMeReadIt all in July! Cast your vote for one of these books in a comment below and I'll read them in order of most to least votes. 😊 #readathon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid I heard this one was really good 7mo
TheSpineView They all look good, not sure you can go wrong with any one of them. 7mo
Emilymdxn So many amazing boos I‘ve loved. I just can‘t choose so mine is a three way tie between Mansfield Park (my favourite Austen tho I think im a minority there), How Long Til Black Future Month and Orchestra of Minorities 7mo
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Scochrane26 Please read Fidelity ASAP!! It‘s prob my fave Wendell Berry book because of the last story in it. And I love all his books. 7mo
Andrew65 Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk, closely followed by An American Marriage. 7mo
BrittanyReads A Million Junes 7mo
Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish!! 7mo
jelaurence64 Fidelity! So we can talk about it! 😊 7mo
CSeydel Mansfield Park 7mo
KarenL Fidelity ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraJean Mansfield Park—💜 It‘s the only one of these I‘ve read, but so many are ones I WANT to read! So my honorable mentions are How Long Till Black Future Month, Lolly Willowes, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, and of course American Marriage because it‘s also on my #makemereadit pile! 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

The second half of this novel was good, but it took a looooong time to get going. The child narrator didn‘t really work for me, either. I see where she was going with that choice and it works in some ways, but adds confusion and slows the story, too.

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suzisteffen
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This is one hard book, set during the worst of the civil/guerrilla/drug warfare in Colombia, specifically in Bogotá, where our protagonists live. The two main characters are a relatively wealthy young girl and her family‘s maid. They both get mixed up in a grim story of kidnapping and violence, and it‘s hard, hard. Well written and endlessly interesting, but hard.

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too! 8mo
suzisteffen Also never write a review when you‘re basically asleep because ... 😂. May revise today. 8mo
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suzisteffen
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“At the Santiagos‘ there were all the doors you could imagine, to the bedrooms, closing the bathrooms, but also there were doors with no purpose. There was a swinging door dividing the kitchen from the living room. There were double doors in the kitchen and inside there was a boiler that heated up water.”

Y‘all who told me this book was intense = real. This is about the poverty of one of the characters who is a maid in this house.

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suzisteffen
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This came in after like 20 weeks of being on hold. It‘s been on hold for so long, I don‘t even remember anything about it! But Libby tells me “4 people are waiting,” so I‘ll read it as fast as I can.

TheNerdyProfessor This was a great book! Very powerful. 8mo
suzisteffen @TheNerdyProfessor Great to hear! I‘ll be starting it after a grading binge. 😉 8mo
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Stephaniereads1
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Up next.

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SamAnne
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Starting today at lunch for book club.

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HazeltheDog
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This well written story is told from the perspective of a young girl living in Bogota in the dangerous 80's. She is enamored with her 15 year old maid, Petrona, who makes some dangerous choices which has consequences for the family.

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Scochrane26
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Yes, I‘m still reading the same book. Hoping to finish it & get started on a bio of mister Rogers in the next 2 days. My sister & I came to western KY to a state park we haven‘t visited before. We have a balcony with a view, great for reading.

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Scochrane26
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1. Historical fiction
2. Barbara Kingsolver
3. The Poisonwood Bible
4. Manga, horror (except for Frankenstein)
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I like Frankenstein too, but don‘t care for horror. Thanks for playing! 📚 (edited) 10mo
Scochrane26 @wanderinglynn I wouldn‘t say I liked Frankenstein, but I read it because a fave author was hosting a book discussion about it in my area, & I was curious. 10mo
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Scochrane26
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I‘ve been between books most of this week. Work has been rough (a lot of serious mental health issues with my babies at school), & I‘ve been too tired to read when I get home. It‘s weird to not be reading something. Starting the tagged book for a book club but will be taking it to Comic Con this weekend to read while waiting in line for panels.

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Waynegjr
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FRUIT!! 🍒 🍊🥭 🍎 🍇 🍑

Thanks to @Christy for the idea.

monalyisha Love this! 9mo
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KGlibrarian
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Hard to believe that this phenomenal novel is a debut. Contreras paints a chilling but intimate story of life in Columbia during the 90s. Alternately narrated by two young girls, it shows the horrific struggles their families deal with while also revealing the beauty of the country‘s landscape and culture.

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ReadingEnvy
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Set in Colombia during the height of Pablo Escobar, Fruit of the Drunken Tree is told through the eyes of Chula, a young girl, and Petrona, a young woman hired to work for her family. Chula sees a lot but doesn't always understand, so the reader has work to do. It also focuses on what happens when a childhood takes place in the middle of violence and fear, and the author should know as much of the story is based on her own.

Samplergal I really loved this book. 11mo
Reggie I loved that Chula was always concerned with the cows and that she mooed to them. And at first I didn‘t think we needed the last part but it did such a good job showing that even though you might have left the violence—sometimes the trauma of having lived in captivity or place of violence never leaves you. Loved this book. 11mo
ReadingEnvy @Samplergal me too, and more the more I think about it 11mo
ReadingEnvy @Reggie yes I think it was important to show that there isn‘t really an "escape" - I feel heartbroken for Petrona though 11mo
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SqueakyChu My favorite tree! 11mo
ReadingEnvy @SqueakyChu I find it mentioned in many books I read, it's bizarre. 11mo
SqueakyChu @ReadingEnvy It‘s a beautiful, lofty tree when it‘s purple blossoms are all abloom. 11mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Seeing Ingrid Rojas Contreras at the Savannah Book Festival.

SharonGoforth I have this book-really must read it!! 11mo
HardcoverHearts This book was remarkable! 11mo
Lcsmcat I heard her in Winston Salem last fall. The book is still on my TBR, but she did mention that she might Skype with book clubs, so I‘m throwing that out there for anyone whose group is reading it. 11mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Lcsmcat Thank you for the tip. 11mo
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IamIamIam
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📚 The Talisman & HP
✈ Laundry & packing!
🦄 And so far An Amazingly Remarkable Thing
🥜 I can overlook any mess but I hate waking up to a sink full of dishes.
🖐 @Trashcanman @Sarah83 @AmyG @theresidentromantic @howjessreads

#FriYayIntro

kspenmoll Same here/ need that sink clean, dishes done, counters clean. Other messes no prob! 11mo
kspenmoll Flying some where? 11mo
IamIamIam @kspenmoll Flat surfaces are my enemy until I go into a total frenzy & throw out as much as I can stand!! 🤣 And yes, we're heading to Florida for winter break! Looking forward to some sunshine and ditching my gloves for a few days! 💙 11mo
kspenmoll @IamIamIam Enjoy the warmth & sun! I am going to Cape Cod; not warm but the ocean!! 11mo
IamIamIam @kspenmoll Have a great time!!! It shouldn't be too awful, now that we've moved past the polar vortex! 🌬🌬 Be sure to check out the Edward Gorey House while you're there! It's tiny but we had so much fun! 11mo
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mdemanatee
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Ah! My app was down for 2 days and I have missed you all. Got through this on audio and will be listening to some quick romances for Valentine‘s today.

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Deborah42
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The intertwined coming-of-age stories of two girls in Bogotá, Colombia. Chula lives with her wealthy family in a gated community. When her mother hires Petrona, a girl from the slums, their fates are soon intimately connected.

The writing is so beautiful. I can‘t wait to read more by this author.

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Jolynne
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Pickpick

Great story of life in Columbia during the Pablo Escobar years. Chula and Petrona‘s stories were so emotional.

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IamIamIam
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What a fantastic, gut wrenching story of a family in Columbia at the height of Escobar's reign. The author and her sister were victims of an attempted kidnapping and that inspired the story of strong women fighting against terror. It amazes me how truly privileged I am and how I've always taken that for granted. Do not miss this gorgeous book!
#Booked2019 #NewToYouAuthor
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this waiting for me on audio. 12mo
IamIamIam @Ashley_Nicoletto I listened to the audio too. The narrators are wonderful! The Spanish is always well defined, either directly or with context clues. I never felt like I was at a loss. I'm excited to see what you think! 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve stacked previously but now I‘m eager to find a copy and read it!!! 12mo
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IamIamIam
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Oh, CHULA!!!!! 😭😭😭😭

Tamra This sounds like a good, but likely painful read! 12mo
IamIamIam @Tamra I'm a bit of a hard case so I've been mildly uncomfortable and feeling EXTREMELY privileged. I'm about 7 hours in and now it's tough. It's really wonderfully written and the parallels to TKAM are really keeping me analyzing and not feeling as much! Lol, definitely go for it! 12mo
Tamra @IamIamIam just placed a hold! 12mo
IamIamIam @Tamra YAY! I'm excited to see what you think! 12mo
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IamIamIam
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It just hit me that the feel of this book is very much in the spirit of To Kill a Mockingbird or Crazy in Alabama. Very serious political upheaval is punctuated by stories of 2 sisters growing up in Bogota in the late 80s.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A girl from a well off Colombian family deals with the things happening in her country.

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CindyE09
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Am I the only one who had a hard time with this book? It wasn‘t bad necessarily, it just didn‘t grab me and I never wanted to pick it up to read. I‘ve been reading it for over two weeks and I‘ve only made it about 150 pages. Think I am going to officially bail on this and pick something else up. Maybe it‘s better in English than in the Spanish translation? #unpopularopinion

Branwen Don't feel bad, I had a rough time with it too. I bailed after about 70 pages. I just couldn't connect to any of the characters. 😞 13mo
BarbaraBB I really liked it but I am really interested in Colombia, I think that‘s partly why. 13mo
Reggie I loved this book, but I read it in English. I thought Chula, Cassandra, Petrona, and the mother were wonderful characters that I cared about in a world of escalating violence. 13mo
TheNerdyProfessor I loved this book but I read the English version. I found it to be haunting and beautiful. 13mo
Amie I enjoyed the audiobook in English. 13mo
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Amie
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Very good. I listened to the audiobook, which I enjoyed, but I want to buy a print copy and reread it someday.

TrishB @Reggie was convincing us all about this one the other day! 13mo
Amie @TrishB he was right! 13mo
Reggie So going into that last maybe 5th of the book I was thinking maybe she didn‘t need it, but then I finished and it becomes absolutely necessary. Just because you‘re out of danger doesn‘t mean your past totally leaves you. I loved this book. And Chula. And Petrona. 13mo
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AlizaApp
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A girl and her nanny form a relationship that changes both their families in 90s Colombia. I loved the writing and the drugs and violence in environment made for a tense and interesting read.

CouronneDhiver I‘m curious. Stacked! 14mo
AmyG One of my favorite books of this year. 14mo
Reggie I finished this last night. Soooo good!! 14mo
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Reggie
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#WinterWonderland #BirdofParadise Just finished this tonight. Easily top 10 for the year. Two girls come of age set against a 1980‘s Columbia that is destabilizing with assassinations, Pablo Escobar, and the guerrillas. We meet Chula, an imaginative, wide eyed, girl living in a well to do suburb, and Petrona, a not much older girl, who is Chula‘s family maid carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. Hard choices are made and this book👇🏼

Reggie becomes tremendous, unputdownable, important. I loved it. 14mo
Kalalalatja Great review! #stacked 14mo
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TrishB Great review Reggie - stacked too! 14mo
Cathythoughts Same for me ... great review & stacked 👍🏻♥️♥️ 14mo
RaimeyGallant Sounds like a fabulous read. 14mo
batsy I've heard about this one—will add to the TBR based on your review! Nice pick of the quote there, too. 14mo
Centique Such a good review! And how perfect that it talked about birds of paradise. Well played 🙌🙌 14mo
DivineDiana You sold it! Stacked! 14mo
Reggie @RaimeyGallant It was, there‘s something about writers who can really inhabit a kid‘s mind. In here, despite all the violence that is going on Chula worries about 2 cows that live near her and she occasionally moos to them. 14mo
Reggie @batsy @Centique Thanks!! Yeah, when I saw it I thought what a perfect book prompt coincidence. 14mo
Reggie @DivineDiana Thank you! 14mo
Suet624 My TBR pile might be 50% books you‘ve reviewed. (edited) 14mo
RaimeyGallant lol 14mo
Reggie @Suet624 lol, awesome. 14mo
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