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A Single Rose
A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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The brilliant new novel from Muriel Barbery, author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog. A woman journeys to contemporary Kyoto and, by learning to accept new truths about her family and herself, embraces the possibilities of new love
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Addison_Reads
A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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This one's a soft pick for me.

A woman loses her father and travels to Japan. There's so much in this one about grief and the temples and gardens were described with such beautiful imagery that I felt like I was walking through them.

My only complaint is that because it was short some parts of the story felt rushed.

Overall, it was a heartfelt read and I love Barbery's writing style.

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Twocougs
A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Pickpick

Beautiful story written in Barbery‘s unique style. Heartbreaking yet joyful.

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kspenmoll
A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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#bookstack #libraryhaul #lovelibraries

Returned some library books so of course I had to get more!!

TheBookHippie This is the rule no? 6mo
Nutmegnc The tagged book looks interesting. Have you started it yet? I LOVED her 6mo
kspenmoll @Nutmegnc I picked it up from the new book section. I had no idea the author had published another book. It‘s slim so hopefully I can read it soon. It intrigued me. 6mo
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Yes to the rule. 😂😂 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence I had no idea Barbery had a new book! 6mo
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Simona
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The only thing that worked for me in this book is writing - at the level of sentences … everything else is too predictable and too pathetic.
#booked2022 #YourOwnPrompt - disappointment
#19822022 #2021

Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 I love the category you created xx 6mo
Librarybelle I second @Cinfhen ! 😂 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think we are going to find some great ideas for next year‘s prompts in this year‘s “make your own” prompt, @Cinfhen ! 🤣🤣 6mo
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Cinfhen Agreed @BarbaraTheBibliophage ♥️🎉😊 6mo
Simona @Cinfhen @Librarybelle @BarbaraTheBibliophage The MC is disappointed in life, I was disappointed with the story … the only appropriate conclusion for make my own prompt🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
Cinfhen Such a pretty photo 😻 6mo
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lauraisntwilder
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My first read of 2022 (pictured here with all the books my husband gave me for Christmas and my birthday, which was last week). I enjoyed the atmospheric descriptions of Kyoto's temples. Made me want to go there even more!

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BookishTrish
A Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Rose travels to Kyoto for the reading of her fathers will. She didn‘t know her father. Paul, who was close to her father, takes Rose on a tour of the gardens of Kyoto and in doing so they both open up to new possibilities. There was something very beautiful about this book - even if I didn‘t always feel like I ‘got‘ every nuance. Thanks again @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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BookishTrish
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This is a question I‘ve been grappling with. It‘s so satisfying to see it articulated so matter of factly on the page. #grief #mourning

keithmalek That is a fascinating question! For me, it's mourning what I've never had. 6mo
wanderinglynn What a great question. For me, it‘s what I‘ve lost. People, beloved pets, times past. Because who‘s to say when I might get something I‘ve never had. Plus, I don‘t know if what I‘ve never had would be better, so I‘m not sure I can mourn the unknown. 6mo
BookishTrish @keithmalek @wanderinglynn Im glad you‘re drawn in by the question too. I lost my father this year - but we‘ve been estranged for years and I think I mourn both some days… 6mo
keithmalek @BookishTrish I'm sorry to hear that. 6mo
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BookishTrish
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Evening reading view #birthdayhaul

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BookishTrish
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Thank you thank you thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for this thoughtful #jolabokaflodswap everything is perfectly delightful and so appreciated xo

BookishTrish Also lavender chocolate is *chef‘s kiss* 6mo
Lizpixie I LOVE lavender chocolate! My favourite chocolatier, Josophans in Leura in the Blue Mountains, does a lavender & wild honey truffle that‘s to die for. Merry Xmas to you & yours!🎄🎉❤️💚❤️💚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you liked it. ❤️💚 6mo
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Sapphire
Single Rose | Muriel Barbery

This pendulum swing between the candor of happiness and the cruelty of desire was life itself.

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Sapphire
Single Rose | Muriel Barbery
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Now this sounds fascinating! Another favorite author and this slim volume is only 148 pages so this must be fast moving to touch on all that.

Lcsmcat Stacked! 9mo
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