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The Imperfects
The Imperfects | Amy Meyerson
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The Nest meets Curtis Sittenfeld in this stunning novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth. The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Jess, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one roof for the first time in years, forced to confront old resentments and betrayals, when their mysterious, eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But their lives are about to change when they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions-the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago. Desperate to learn how one of the world's most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen's bedroom, they begin investigating her past only to realize how little they know about their brave, resilient grandmother. As the Millers race to determine whether they are the rightful heirs to the diamond and the fortune it promises, they uncover a past more tragic and powerful than they ever could have imagined, forever changing their connection to their heritage and each other. Inspired by the true story of the real, still-missing Florentine Diamond, The Imperfects illuminates the sacrifices we make for family and how sometimes discovering the truth of the past is the only way to better the future.
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Cinfhen
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I‘m LOVING this book…its literally set on my old street where I first grew up in Lower Merion… Edgehill Road. This would work for several #52Books23 prompts - still not sure which prompt I‘ll use it for. I‘m 💯 certain the author, Amy Meyerson is a local girl…right @DivineDiana ? !! She‘s already named Hymies and Laurel Hill Cemetery 😁

IndoorDame Fun! I read a book set where I grew up last year and it was so cool to see that in print! 1w
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squirrelbrain How cool! 😁 1w
Read-y_Picker That's so fun!
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CBee I doubt I‘ll ever find a book set in my hometown (Vicksburg, MS) unless it‘s Civil War related nonfiction 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 1w
Cinfhen I literally grew up on 203 Edgehill Road - it‘s so random why the author chose that street😄 @CBee @Read-y_Picker @squirrelbrain @IndoorDame - it is pretty cool - I texted all my siblings they weren‘t as amused 😂 1w
AmyG That‘s pretty wild. What town is this in? Our town in NJ had an Edge Hill. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s set in Lower Merion, Pa @AmyG outside of Philly - author keeps mentioning local deli‘s and other local spots. She obviously spent time in the area 1w
AmyG I thought it was PA! It‘s fun reading about places you know. Harlan Coben lives a few towns over from where we lived in NJ and he would write about the area. 1w
ShelleyBooksie What! Harlan Coben lives by you @AmyG !! Jelly. 1w
Librarybelle Oh! Stacking! 1w
AmyG @ShelleyBooksie He used to when we lived in NJ. 2 towns over. 1w
DivineDiana Thank you for putting on my radar! I visited her Website and read that although she currently lives in Los Angeles area, she is originally from Philadelphia! Stacked! 😘 1w
Cinfhen Yes, totally love that about Coben @AmyG my brother lives in West Orange and his kids went to the Jewish Day School in Livingston - I need to pick up a Coben, it‘s been a while. I think @Suzze knows Coben @ShelleyBooksie or there‘s a connection 🙌🏻 1w
Cinfhen I‘m enjoying the book @Librarybelle @DivineDiana interesting history too but it‘s a little slow in the middle. I‘m listening to audio via hoopla & I always like Cassandra Campbell as a reader🙌🏻 1w
Bklover 2nd package has arrived. 😁😁😁👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️ #muglove 4d
Cinfhen Yay @Bklover 🙌🏻I haven‘t spoken to my mom since I arrived in Morocco/ terrible Wi-Fi but I assume package has arrived. Going to Fez today so maybe Wi-Fi will improve ❣️😄 3d
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Sharpeipup
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Anyone read this one?

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Danay
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22 #17 This was a little different for me but an enjoyable read.

Erinsuereads Amy is literally one of my favorite people in the whole world. She is awesome 11mo
Danay I‘m definitely gonna be checking out some of her other books. 11mo
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lauranerdette
The Imperfects | Amy Meyerson

Family drama

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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tpixie
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Loved this book! I loved learning about the Florentine diamond, and this potential history of the diamond. The family dynamics were very authentic. A great read!

Here‘s how the Diamond may have looked in a brooch with a Cattleya Orchid

#FlorentineDiamond #LitsyBookclub #AmyMeyerson

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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This book was well perfect. I found the characters and family dynamics so realistic. The story was beautifully written along with the history of the Florentine diamond. If I had the time, the author lists many resources in the back to do more research.

#litsybookclub #bookfairies

tpixie You found a great Diamond photo! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie. Thanks. It is the actual diamond in the story. 2y
tpixie @Graciouswarriorprincess I thought so! The Double Rose cut! 💎💎💎 2y
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tpixie
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The Imperfects may just be perfect!
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#theimperfects #florentinediamond #litsybookclub #amymeyerson #bookclubbooks

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BarkingMadRead
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great job!! 91 pages an hour sounds wonderful! I think I get about 45. 2y
BarkingMadRead @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick it usually depends on the book for me, this was an easy read, and it moved quickly (edited) 2y
Cinfhen This sounds really good!!! So happy you tagged me 2y
StayCurious Great stats! Amazing job! 😁 2y
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BarkingMadRead
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Ready to read! It‘s now snowing in SC but it‘s cold and raining, so I‘m cuddled up under my bookish quilt with a cup of cocoa!

mollyrotondo Love your Mary Poppins mug! 2y
BarkingMadRead @mollyrotondo thank you! I got it in Disney last year! 2y
TheBookHippie Love that mug!!! 2y
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KristiDusk Cold here in Minnesota, wish it‘d snow for the holidays. 2y
BarkingMadRead @KristabellaBooks we movies south to get away from it lol I‘m all about the lack of snow! 2y
StayCurious Looks delicious! 2y
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BarkingMadRead
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amsu311
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A good book but you need the patience to read through some irritating characters..
#GoodReads2020Challenge

tpixie Yes they were irritating, but the dynamics, although extreme range true. Loved the theory of the Diamond 💎 2y
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BookishTrish
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I tore through this family drama in less than 24 hours. It has everything: secrets, history, heartbreak, Hope. So good.

tpixie Yes!! 💖📚💎👩‍👧‍👦 👧🏼 💖 2y
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mrozzz
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Coming off of my birthday weekend, celebrating my 30th 🤭, I thought I‘d share the stack of books I treated myself too! 📚📚📚📚#BookHaul

It was super lowkey, drank wine and mojitos with the husband, made a stop at my indie bookshop, visited my parents, and then binged most of Take a Hint, Dani Brown (which is just as lovely as Chloe‘s story).

mcctrish Perfect birthday 🎂 📚📚🎉 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds like a wonderful birthday! 🙌🥳 3y
kspenmoll Sounds fabulous!!! Happy 30!‘n 3y
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Avanders Happy birthday and great stack!! 🥳🤩 3y
CaitZ Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a perfect day🥂📚🎉 3y
Cortg Happy Birthday! 3y
Kimberlone Welcome to your 30s! I turned 30 last November :) 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Happy birthday! 3y
Tamra Wishing you happy 30‘s - life gets better with each decade for sure! 3y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 🥳🎂 3y
EKonrad Happy birthday!!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
mrozzz @mcctrish TOTALLY ☺️💗 3y
mrozzz @erzascarletbookgasm it really was! 💜 3y
mrozzz @kspenmoll thank you! It was. 💕 3y
mrozzz @Avanders thank you so much! 😊 3y
mrozzz @CaitZ thank you! Absolutely, what more can a bookworm want? 😊 3y
mrozzz @Cortg thank you!! ♥️ 3y
mrozzz @Kimberlone thank youuuu! Feels good to be out of my 20s 😆 3y
mrozzz @Graciouswarriorprincess thanks so much! 3y
mrozzz @Tamra it sure seems that way 😉 thank you! 3y
mrozzz I did, thanks Dave! 😊 @DaveGreen7777 3y
mrozzz @EKonrad thank youuuu 😊💜 3y
BarbaraBB Mel how are you? I‘ve been missing you and your reviews! Hope all is well 💕 2y
mrozzz @BarbaraBB you‘re the sweetest for checking in. I plan on getting back to posting but I‘m all over the place right now, emotionally. Still reading a lot to cope. Hoping to have good news to share soon (and some reviews!). I also hope you‘re staying safe. ♥️ 2y
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll have good news soon and wish you all you need to enable that ❤️❤️ 2y
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Readswithcoffee
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This book weaves the history surrounding the missing in real life Florentine diamond with the history of the fictional Miller family. Family dysfunction, family secrets, and long standing patterns of behavior make for a good story.

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NeedsMoreBooks
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This was my first Amy Meyerson book and is similar to The Nest. It focuses on the Millers: Helen who leaves her things to her daughter, Deborah, and her grandchildren: Ashley, Jake, and Beck. Based on the real missing Florentine Diamond, it has parts of historical fiction where Helen‘s history is shown. All the characters seem interesting and real. I liked the ending which was a bit unexpected. #ReadYourSign #Taurusbook ♉️

Clwojick Sounds interesting. Stacked! 3y
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BarkingMadRead
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I won a book on Instagram! So exciting!

JoScho Yay!!! 3y
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JoyBlue
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Like my reaction to Meyerson's The Bookshop of Yesterdays, I was engaged through most of the book. However, the ending was unsatisfying to me—too sudden and pat. Too, her main characters (at least based on these two works) tend to be self-centered and immature. I just felt let down by the end of the book.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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I saw Amy Meyerson online last night. I had forgotten that I won this book from the book fairies and it arrived in today‘s mail. #bookmail #ibelieveinbookfairies #tbfimperfects

tpixie Another win! How fun! You got to see her on video again ! @Graciouswarriorprincess (edited) 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @tpixie Yes! This time, it was better though. 2y
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BookNAround
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There are books on the cover of this #MayARC that released on the 5th. Do you really need to know anything else about the book?

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