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Sunset Song
Sunset Song | Lewis Grassic Gibbon
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Faced with a choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, the intervention of the First World War leaves her choice in tatters. Chris is now a widowed single mother: her farm, and the land it occupies, is altered beyond recognition - trees torn down, people displaced. But although the novel describes a way of life which is in decline, it also presents a strong image of hope. Chris adapts to her new world, displaying an intuitive strength which, like the land which she loves, endures despite everything. "Sunset Song" is a testament to Scotland's agricultural past, to the world of crofters and tradition which was destroyed in the First World War. It is a powerful description of life in the first few decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. Renowned expert Ian Campbell has produced the first new scholarly text for fifteen years and has the blessing of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon estate.
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jenniferw88
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emilyrose_x
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Mehso-so

*Not part of my Christmas countdown :)

This was more enjoyable than most people said it would be, however the language was slightly dreary (and not much happened!) I wouldn't say that I am looking forward to analysing it for the next 6 months, but I liked it more than last year's text!

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emilyrose_x
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Writing an essay on the characterisation of Jean Guthrie wasn't exactly what I had in mind for my holidays... 😣

Don't read the essay too closely - may contain spoilers 😉

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emilyrose_x
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Obviously I love reading but studying? Not so much! When I'm not working towards my Highers (or reading!) I love to be outside. I relate to Chris much more than I ever thought I could.

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jenniferw88
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#Sunset #SisforSeptember @CaliforniaCay . I hope to get to this book by the end of this year!

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BestDogDad
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My Reading Envy Road Trip brought me to Scotland. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Yesterday, my wife Lisa and I traveled to the tiny village of Arbuthnott in NE Scotland to the Lewis Grassic Gibbon Center which features a small museum with a number of artifacts from James‘ short life (1901-1935), a gift shop and a cafe. Sunset Song took place in this area so we were able to visit many sites from the novel. It was like being in Sunset Song. #readingenvyroadtrip

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sisilia I love this 😻 1y
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youneverarrived
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Congratulations @BarbaraBB and thank you for the generous giveaway 😘

This book hasn‘t got many reviews on Litsy or Goodreads but I loved it. It‘s been years since I read it but I still remember the characters and the setting vividly. #spotlightgiveaway

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BarbaraBB Thanks for bringing this up, seems a wonderful read 💕 1y
batsy I bought this a little earlier this year; glad to hear that you loved it. 1y
arubabookwoman That‘s been on my TBR shelf forever. 1y
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BestDogDad
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Five excellent books this month. #februarywrapup

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BestDogDad
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Pickpick

I picked this book because my wife and I are returning to Scotland this summer and I wanted to read a book set there. I started the audiobook and there were so many words I didn‘t know that I obtained a paper copy for the (8 page!) glossary. This book was absolutely fantastic! Worthy of its accolades! The narration by Scottish actress Eileen McCallum is probably the best I‘ve heard. She adds to every sentence and even sings a few songs. Love.

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batsy
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Some stellar used book finds this weekend... Really pleased 🤗 Tagged book is apparently a Scottish classic with an introduction by Ali Smith, and When Harlem Was in Vogue is a new to me title that sounds amazing. The other two were on my TBR. #bookhaul

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EvieBee Nice haul!!! Which one are you going to start first? 2y
batsy Hahaha @EvieBee I'm so ashamed, I should probably start with one of the many books from previous hauls 😆 But most likely Le Guin since #EarthseaChapterADay has given me a taste of her work 🙂 2y
batsy @Leftcoastzen Yay, glad to hear it! I flipped through it and I had to have it. 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to read Sunset Song. 👍🏻 2y
2BR02B Just finished The Dispossessed last week. It was certainly different from Earthsea... I'm still processing my thoughts on it. 2y
readinginthedark Ooh, I‘ve never heard of the tagged book, but the description reminds me of Willa Cather! I‘ll have to read it. 2y
batsy @LeahBergen @readinginthedark Yes, it does sound like Willa Cather (another author I need to read 😳) 2y
batsy @2BR02B Look forward to your review! It's seems more hard SF than fantasy just based on description. 2y
LeahBergen Be quiet, @batsy ! Now the Willa Cathers on my shelves are staring accusingly at me. 😂 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Oh no, not the judgy early 20th-century stare! 😂 2y
readinginthedark @batsy @LeahBergen Well, I think Cather would be more than understanding 😆 but she‘s definitely worth the read! 2y
saresmoore Wowza! These look great! 2y
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BestDogDad
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“The best Scottish book of all time” has not disappointed so far. Such colorful language and great writing. I‘m listening on Audible but bought a cheap paper copy for the EIGHT PAGE glossary in order to understand what was going on.

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BestDogDad
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Heading back to Scotland this summer so I thought I‘d check out an audiobook set there. I love that it‘s narrated By Scottish actress Eileen McCallum. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Beautiful writing.

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Jas16
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Leakey's had the fire going today. I only bought two books while I was there. Need to pace myself or I will have to buy more luggage.

Zelma Looks like a place that I could cozy up and hang out in all day! 💕 3y
Lmstraubie Cozy ☺ 3y
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Sunset Song | Lewis Grassic Gibbon

You hated the land and the coarse speak of the folk and learning was brave and fine one day and the next you‘d waken with the peewits crying across the hills, deep and deep, crying in the heart of you and the smell of the earth in your face, almost you‘d cry for that, the beauty of it and the sweetness of the Scottish land and skies.

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Tablet-and-Books
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I hated this book so much that when our teacher for Higher English told us we were studying it for our book study I spent the rest of the class silently screaming. I don't think I've ever disliked a book so much. I never understood why so many people liked it. I just found it so dull and depressing. #threwitacrosstheroom

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quirkyreader
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Yea Scotland, and yea for this book.

shawnmooney Thank you for bringing this one to my attention! It's definitely up my alley! 3y
Zelma Sounds incredible! 3y
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