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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures | Caroline Preston
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Using a vast array of vintage memorabilia, this beautiful full-color novel, told in the form of a scrapbook, follows Frankie Pratt who, dreaming of becoming a writer in 1920, goes to Vassar, which becomes a stepping stone to an international adventure until a family crisis forces her to come home. 40,000 first printing.
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JenlovesJT47
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I adored The Warbride‘s Scrapbook and was sad to learn my library didn‘t carry this one. I lucked out and found a copy on eBay for $3! So excited when I realized it was set in my fave time period, the 1920s. I love everything about this book: the story told in scrapbook format, with detours at Vassar, the Mauretania and Paris. Worth reading and I‘m definitely glad I own it. 5⭐️ Highly recommended!

#vintage

megnews Loved this! 5mo
SaturnDoo I read this several years ago and ❤❤❤ it. I should reread it 😊 5mo
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Wife
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I treated myself to this “novel in pictures”. A fun read and palate cleanser. Full of photos of ephemera of the 1920s in scrapbook format. Perfect for someone who‘s over-tired and under-the-weather (me 🤒🤧😴), doesn‘t require much focus, and can be finished in one sitting. 3/5✂️s

Velvetfur That sounds right up my street! I'm going to seek it out, thanks for your great review 👍 8mo
megnews I enjoyed this recently too as well as her similar book 8mo
Reviewsbylola I liked this one a lot! 8mo
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SaturnDoo I read this a few years ago and it still remains a favorite ❤❤❤ 8mo
RadicalReader May you have lots of luck with wonderful beautiful books this year and always 8mo
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megnews
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Quick read. Really enjoyed this format. Just ordered Preston‘s “The War Bride‘s Scrapbook” from the library.
#insomniareading

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ValerieAndBooks
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I have read and liked author Caroline Preston‘s three novels, and I also like this foray into a graphic novel as antique scrapbook pages. The storyline itself is predictable, but the book was a feast for my eyes! I‘ll be looking for her most recent one that came out last month, which takes place during WW2.

Her mom‘s godmother was Sylvia Beach (included in the storyline) of Shakespeare & Co in Paris; it‘s been on my bucket list for a long time!!

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ValerieAndBooks
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And here‘s Hemingway 😊. MC has gone to Paris for her literary pursuits.

ValerieAndBooks LOL...just realized the photobomb by younger son in the background! 2y
LeahBergen This book looks really fun! 2y
writerlibrarian Loved this book. 👍🏻⭐️ 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen yes, it‘s a fun one! The author collects antique scrapbooks, which apparently inspired this! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @writerlibrarian I liked it a lot— now going to be on the lookout for her most recent scrapbook- inspired novel! 2y
LeahBergen I bought an amazing schoolgirl‘s scrapbook from the 1920s at a junky antique shop. I felt like I had to rescue this little bit of someone‘s past as it was so cheap and unappreciated! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen aww!! I hope her name was in it somewhere!! 2y
LeahBergen It was! ❤️❤️ 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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“Scott Fitzgerald got it wrong. College boys do not talk about dancing, petting, kissing, women‘s clothes, movies, or books. They talk about football, hockey, clubs, bootleg liquor, and automobiles”.

Enjoying the scrapbook format and the various literary references in this book! A good palate cleanser for sure.

And...the schools have already called it for another snow day tomorrow!!

kspenmoll We are home again tomorrow too here in CT.🎉plan to read.❤️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks It is soooo cold!! Hope you‘re managing to stay warm as you read! @kspenmoll 2y
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MayJasper
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A book I would love to track down. Maybe 2018. #scarformittens challenge for #decktheshelves @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Try bookfinder.com! Im usually able to find just about anything on there. 2y
MayJasper @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled thanks for that great tip. It worked 😊 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh good!! Bookfinder always comes through! 👍 2y
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MayJasper
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What a delight if these were in my Christmas stocking!
#bookinyourstockings #decktheshelves @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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Mdargusch
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This is a graphic novel in scrapbook form and very charming. Thanks for sharing @Reviewsbylola !

emilyhaldi Looks cool!! 2y
JSW It's a fun one. Love the style! 2y
Reviewsbylola So excited for her new book! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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I came across this book as I was clearing out my shelves last week. I bought it years ago when it was published and loved it. I am NOT a graphic novel fan, but this is different. It's set up like a vintage scrapbook/diary and I devoured it. Looking forward to Preston's new book, out in January. #septembowie #youngamericans

MidnightBookGirl This does look good! 2y
Cinfhen Looks amazing 😍 2y
Lacythebookworm I've got to get my hands on a copy of this! 2y
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AlaMich This sounds really interesting. I, too, am not a graphic novel person, but I think I would like this. Stacked! 2y
LauraBrook I love this one! Psyched for her new title too! 2y
Mdargusch I can't wait to read this! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow! I've read her earlier books (Gatsby's Girl, Jackie by Josie, etc) but they were all text. Looks like she's going into a new direction now! 2y
nomadreader New one in this style comes out December! So good. 2y
emilyhaldi KEWL!!!! 2y
CocoReads I admired that years ago when it came out but didn't buy it. I'm regretting that decision now. 2y
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Chele
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Such a cute, easy, fun book to go through with tons of awesome vintage memorabilia.