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Lone Women
Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
Blue skies, empty landand enough room to hide away a horrifying secret. Or is there? Discover a haunting new vision of the American West from the award-winning author of The Changeling. Adelaide Henry carries an enormous steamer trunk with her wherever she goes. Its locked at all times. Because when the trunk is opened, people around her start to disappear... The year is 1914, and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret sin killed her parents, and forced her to flee her hometown of Redondo, California, in a hellfire rush, ready to make her way to Montana as a homesteader. Dragging the trunk with her at every stop, she will be one of the "lone women" taking advantage of the government's offer of free land for those who can cultivate itexcept that Adelaide isn't alone. And the secret she's tried so desperately to lock away might be the only thing keeping her alive. Told in Victor LaValle's signature style, blending historical fiction, shimmering prose, and inventive horror, Lone Women is the gripping story of a woman desperate to bury her pastand a portrait of early twentieth-century America like you've never seen.
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Melismatic
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Panpan

Welp. This just didn‘t hit. There was *so* much going on but the pace was so fast, each mini reveal didn‘t have the impact they could have. Also so much relied on coincidence & half-explanations. I think I would have enjoyed more if it wasn‘t well under 300 pages - this was more like a lengthy novella. It needed more time to cook to really flourish. 🐴

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 10h
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Melismatic
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Cue Beyoncé‘s “Texas Hold ‘Em”. ?? (This is mostly set in Montana but you get the vibe, right?)

In need of a palate cleanse so it‘s time to try this one out. Got the chance to meet the author and get this signed in person at Brooklyn Book Festival.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I may have gone a little overboard at B&N this evening.
And apparently I was in a mood. #horrorbooks

Ruthiella But you have a color theme going! 👏👏👏😃 2w
MaleficentBookDragon @Ruthiella that IS a very muted palette for me. 🤣 (edited) 2w
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DocBrown
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion: this was my 1st disappointment of 2024. I struggled mightily to get all the way through, & was tempted to bail multiple times. It seemed to lose momentum about halfway in, when POV zooms out from MC. I guess the point is that life‘s hard enough on the frontier, all the harder for racial, gender, & sexual minorities who don‘t conform to utterly arbitrary group norms. And that unlikely people can be allies/adversaries. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

ShelleyBooksie Sully ♡ 3w
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 3w
JenReadsAlot Omg so adorable 😍 3w
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Tamra That look! 3w
SamAnne I love that your dog is named Sully. 3w
Megabooks Such a cutie!! 💜💜 3w
keithmalek Cute doggie! 3w
Deblovestoread What a cutie! 👋🏼 Sully! 3w
Suet624 I just haven‘t been drawn to this book and I think it‘s for the reasons you mention. 3w
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Reggie
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Book 3 of #24in24. Sooooo there was a lot of nyuhhh nyuhhh grinding teeth chewing the side of my check thinking about this book because I loved the first half. But then he has identity after identity after identity show up. Just give them a little bit more than “I‘m this identity.” lol idk. I felt some of the characters were shortchanged. Adelaide, a Black woman, flees to Montana in the early 1900s to homestead and hide. Little does she know👇🏼

Reggie it‘ll take community to pull you through sometimes. And that which you hate about yourself sometimes becomes this uncontrollable monster that has disastrous consequences. Pick…. (edited) 4w
Crazeedi Nice review! 4w
BkClubCare Great review 4w
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Jas16 Great review and you are making excellent progress through your stack! 4w
Megabooks Fantastic review! I‘ve been on the fence about this one, but you make me want to read it!! 4w
Reggie @Crazeedi @BkClubCare @Jas16 @Megabooks Thanks! I‘m excited because I found a fright night bookclub in Albuquerque at one of their libraries and this is the book they‘ll be discussing this Thursday. I‘ll be going. 3w
Centique Oh wow - enjoy the Book Club Reggie. Hope this one has some kindred spirits. 👻🧛🏼‍♂️🧙‍♀️ 3w
Reggie @Centique I had a great time at bookclub. Most surprising were two people who were differently abled, wheel chaired people who shocked the hell out of me with their interpretation of the “monster” in here. There were 8 of us and it was a lovely, lively time with a bunch of laughs thrown in. 3w
Centique @Reggie i am so glad to hear that! People you can laugh with as well as who can surprise you make the best kind of book club. 😍 3w
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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I have mixed feelings about this book. I felt like it was super slow to really get into anything and it was so short for such a slow burn book. I did love the strong women and the ending and the overall idea of the book, but it just felt like it took forever to get into anything. Definitely creepy in some parts, but super mild for a book that is labeled horror, in my opinion. Overall, very good writing and a good story.

ElizaMarie I think your pup also has mixed feelings not his book :) Such a cutie! 1mo
Victoriahoperose @ElizaMarie LOL!! He always looks like that 😂😂😂 he has an attitude problem 😂😂😂😂 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
ShelleyBooksie OMG - your dog is ADORABLE 1mo
Victoriahoperose @ShelleyBooksie thank you!! 😊 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Pickpick

I liked this one, but not quite as much as I was expecting to. I love the relationships and the setting, but the action is too segmented for me to really get into the flow of the story for much of the novel. I think maybe I prefer when books don't have a whole bunch of tiny chapters. LaValle is still one of my automatic-read authors, I just don't think this one will be a favorite for me.

BarbaraBB I felt the same (edited) 1mo
Deifio Ah okay, I had this on my tbr. I only read The Changeling and really liked it. Does it have the same kind of vibe? 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Deifio It's been a while since I read The Changeling, but I remember it being kind of claustrophobic and close, and this one is not. It's got some of that, but the setting is quite different, and it has a large number of characters and lots of interactions, which I remember as different from The Changeling. 1mo
Deifio Thanks! 1mo
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Bookpearl
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Mrs. Bailey has left the building!! I‘m exhausted and the next two weeks will be spent sleeping, reading, and sipping tea. I will finally get to tie up loose ends as a few books have gone untouched as well as binge watch a few shows. The biggest flex will be going to the bathroom whenever I want versus two times a day. 😩

Reggie Enjoy your time off! 2mo
Bookpearl Will do! 2mo
dabbe Relax and rejuvenate! 💙❄️💙 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks I just sent you a #LitsyLove letter- I hope you're enjoying your much-deserved break! 2mo
Bookpearl @CoffeeNBooks OMG!! I‘m literally about to reply!! I‘ve been behind and playing catch up now. And thank you! I am enjoying my break and basking in how many times I can go to the bathroom. 😩🤣 2mo
Bookpearl @dabbe will do!! 2mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Pickpick

Exactly what I wanted. Bursting with relatable themes despite the historical setting. If I were to pick what stood out to me it would be female rage, the nature of family and forgiveness vs the danger of power/influence and the need to be accepted/approved of. A sly kind of quiet in tone, but not slow. I highly recommend the audio book, because it's the type of story you can picture being told over a few nights around a campfire. 1/2

Robotswithpersonality 2/2 Love the queer rep, the trans rep, what appeared to be neurodivergent rep. The author so skillfully brought this bunch of women together, so it became the single mother of a neurodivergent, trans child, a woman of colour with a 'monstrous' dragon!!!! (Bonus points for awesome) sister, and a pair of queer women of colour, othered by existing and by association with each other VS the 'respectable' white women/community, something with hypocrisy, denial and violence and hate. Further demonstrating how the ability to exercise disproportionate power to help as you choose can turn into the far reaching capability to control/manipulate and a sense of entitlement to do so. While the idea that a certain final act of violence could solve things after so much had already gone down might seem to undermine the moments of redemption, there's an intersectional feminist feel to it: agency, taking back power from those that were ready to destroy them rather than allow them to live their lives as they chose, after a lifetime of having to fight for any choice at all. The type of horror happy ending where the protagonists make it out, even if the rest is a bloodbath, is my very favourite type of horror. ☺️
⚠️racism, ableism
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The_Book_Ninja Great review🙌🏼 2mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Embrace the complications.

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Robotswithpersonality
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LaValle doing a quality job of making me more and more unsettled about this trunk! 🧰🫣

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Deblovestoread
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#TBRTarot choice is also on my TBR for #TOB24. Love a double play!

@CBee

CBee Awesome! 3mo
BookwormAHN Loved that book 🖤 3mo
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

What an odd book! Was I supposed to be scared by it?

I started this when it was in #campToB earlier this year, but it didn‘t seem to be going anywhere so I hibernated it.

I actually really liked the storyline *without* the ‘monster‘ - hence why I‘m giving it a (soft) pick. For me, it would have worked a lot better had it just been Adelaide vs. Mrs Mudge and her brood. (And Adelaide vs. the privations of life alone as a homesteader)

BarbaraBB Agree, it had some good ingredients but went a bit over my head as well. The monster didn‘t really work for me. (edited) 3mo
Hooked_on_books I liked this one more than you did—I just loved it! But I definitely wasn‘t scared by it. 3mo
TNbookworm Perfectly said! 3mo
Larkken I generally love this author but I kept waiting for the “why” / the allegory for this monster, I think, so I think I know what you mean. (edited) 3mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Mehso-so

Loved the beginning! Things fell apart for me when the many characters were introduced that felt like cardboard cutouts to me. It‘s a shame because I loved the MC and her mysterious trunk. Take this with a grain of salt though; I historically don‘t do well with supernatural elements and horror. A feminist western with horror, I mean, wow! Just didn‘t work for me unfortunately. I should have bailed.

Megabooks I bailed on this and don‘t regret it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Nice review! 4mo
BarbaraBB I was disappointed by this one too 4mo
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Leniverse
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Pickpick

Atmospheric, devastating, hopeful, surprising, tense, and insightful historical fiction with horror elements. Memorable characters and setting. A great read from start to finish. All the stars for this book.

TrishB Good to hear 👍🏻 I brought it when you did! 4mo
Caroline2 Oh yay! I‘m so glad you liked it. Need to move this up the pile. 👍 4mo
GondorGirl This was such a unique and unexpected book! 4mo
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LadyCait84
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Pickpick

Supernatural horror, with a western twist. I had no idea where it was going for parts of it, but I enjoyed the ride.

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marleed
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It‘s fun to read a book that crosses genres and entices you to keep reading if only to find out how in the big skies of 1917 North East Montana this will end. It‘s gothic and horror with a monster, it‘s historical fiction in part, its a western, it‘s feminism and friendship, its prejudice and assumptions, it‘s scoundrels, it‘s redemption. It‘s a great story!

SamAnne I loved this one! Will read more by this author. 4mo
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Liatrek
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Pickpick

Mom stop taking pics of me with books😂 Wow!!! I was totally engrossed and on edge worrying about these characters from start to finish. I loved learning something new historically about women of color in American history. This was truly unique storytelling and can‘t wait to read more from this author.

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Aimeesue
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Audiobook for dog walking. Lavalle is a favorite of mine, and has added some extra dimensions to the horror genre, imo, by dealing with the double consciousness that POC have to deal with to the initial doubtful disquiet that supernatural evil sparks.
Anyway, 1915, Adelaide moves to homestead in Montana, dragging her heavy padlocked whispering trunk behind her. Weird and scary things ensue.

DocBrown Pithy punchy review -- thanks! 1mo
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underground_bks
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Pickpick

“History is simple, but the past is complicated.” This well-researched supernatural Western expands the picture of the Wild West we‘re used to—redrawing the boundaries to include the Black, queer, and mixed-race settlers that lived and labored on the frontier while exploring assimilation and inclusion, complicity and community-building. To be honest, I appreciated this book more than enjoyed it. Recommended for fans of Rivers Solomon‘s Sorrowland.

underground_bks Highly recommend reading this excellent article on the historical background of Lone Women: https://www.tor.com/2023/04/03/book-reviews-lone-women-by-victor-lavalle/ 5mo
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LadyCait84
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My #Scarathlon TBR — fingers crossed I can make it through them all!!

#hhc #HalloweenHexesCoven @dabbe

dabbe 20 pts. + 1 participation = 21 points! 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
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Bookpearl
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“A woman is a mule”…my goodness! This stuck to me like gas to a fire and saying out loud, where‘s the lie! I‘m back reading Lone Women and I‘m not quite sure what to think of it but I do know I‘m enjoying it thus far. The character is riding with my soul and I‘m curious to see where she‘ll take me.

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OwenB
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Pickpick

An interesting book that is a Western but has a supernatural spin to it. A homesteader looking to make a fresh start in Montana has an usual secret. It's a good read with satisfying ending.

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Bookboss
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Pickpick

This is an excellent horror story that features a black lone woman staking a claim in 1915 Montana. She carries with her a mysterious burden. The characters, setting, and writing is riveting. It has much to say about women, racism, and relationships. I read most of this book on an airplane, and absolutely enjoyed the ride!

SamAnne This one is so good! 5mo
ReadingOver50 Love this book 5mo
DocBrown Great review! 1mo
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Amie
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Pickpick

This was good, although not quite my kind of book. The historical part interested me more than the horror.

Karisimo I‘m pretty sure that‘s how I would feel about this one! 5mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mehso-so

This was fine. Solid 3⭐
I think I was looking for something different or more. This really would have worked for me as a short story. I unfortunately got a bit lost a couple of times on who was who and the timeline didn't feel real somehow - there were times it felt we had been at the homestead for months and months but then later it turns out to be just weeks, if I was more engaged it might have come together differently.

ChaoticMissAdventures I also got lost somewhere with the Bunches (?) The blind family, that are not blind? Maybe? What was that but about the mom showing up pretending to be someone else? I got lost with this storyline. 6mo
DimeryRene I wanted to like this a lot more than I did! 6mo
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CollapsingLibrary
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My next read! Starting this today while at work. Hoping to get a good way through it before the day is over since it has such short chapters.

ReadingOver50 This book was amazing. I love his writing style. 6mo
CollapsingLibrary @ReadingOver50 I‘m really excited for it, I‘ve heard great things!! 6mo
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DavidDiamond
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Pickpick

“On Tuesday, Adelaide Henry had been a farmer. On Wednesday, she became a fugitive.”

Adelaide Henry sets out to escape her past in rural Montana in 1915. But she's not traveling alone.

Victor LaValle has written another page turner with this Lovecraftian female driven tale that grabs you from page one and doesn't let go.

SamAnne Loved this one! 6mo
DavidDiamond @SamAnne So much fun! 6mo
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Bookboss
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Great day at the library!

Chelsea.Poole Ooohh yes it is! 6mo
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

A tense and excellent horror-Western hybrid. Addie moves to Montana in the 1910s with few belongings except a well-locked steamer trunk that seems to result in mysterious deaths whenever it‘s opened.

SamAnne Loved this one! 6mo
she.hearts.horror I started it and then stopped. I have to start again. 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I read The Changeling by LaValle and thought it was fantastic- so chose this talk with LaValle and Kevin Wilson. This was hysterical! They are brilliant, funny and unbelievably humble. I will have read Kevin Wilson now- and if you like either of them see if the talk was taped- it‘s worth it if you enjoy their writing or are curious about their books.

KT1432 I haven‘t read Wilson‘s latest, but this one is fantastic, especially on audio! I have Lone Women and hope to get to it soon. 6mo
Chrissyreadit @KT1432 Thanks for info!!! 6mo
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Jolynne
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Yes, this is considered horror but I would say it is more of a western. I‘m not into westerns via any media but this one was an exception. This book is about women, mostly women of color. They are the hero‘s of this tale. This link is a great insight. https://www.tor.com/2023/04/03/book-reviews-lone-women-by-victor-lavalle/

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BookwormAHN
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 😺

My favorite book this summer was Lone Women by Victor LaValle. I tag @AmyG @Sleepswithbooks @dabbe repost with this pick and tell @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks your favorite summer book for a chance to win She Started It by Sian Gilbert.

TheSpineView You're welcome! 6mo
AmyG Thank you for the tag 😘 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜🖤💜 6mo
dabbe Thanks for the tag! 😘 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 31/23

I bailed on the travelogue but still had a good read with two super weird, gory and scary ones. This week‘s favorite is Fantasticland because it‘s especially scary because the plot is so plausible.

vlwelser Are you saying Lone Women isn't plausible? 😂 7mo
BarbaraBB @vlwelser Lol that‘s quite a spoiler 😂 7mo
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

Not sure about this book. Adelaide leaves for Montana to become a so called Lone Woman, a woman tending her own land. Life in Montana in 1915 is harsh and desolate.
An interesting setting and group of characters but an additional ghost didn‘t work for me. Not sure what it added to a story that would have been good enough without it. #CampToB

(Photo: Louisiana Museum, Denmark)

Ruthiella I didn‘t get on with his previous book, The Changeling. But I do want to try him again. OTOH, horror isn‘t a genre I am drawn to. 7mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I felt the same about The Changeling and again about this one. O want to like him but we‘re not a good match. 7mo
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BarbaraBB I forgot to @Cinfhen and @BarbaraTheBibliophage because I will use the book for the #Booked23 prompt #AboutAMonster! 7mo
Cinfhen Great choice for prompt! This was ok for me too. I can‘t even remember a ghost 🤦🏼‍♀️Just the “monster” 7mo
sarahbarnes I gave this a low pick, and agree with your review. Interesting but not quite my jam. 7mo
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swynn
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(2023) It's weird west set in an underrepresented corner of American history (centering single women homesteaders), with themes of family, justice, and monsters-but-who-is-the-monster-really.

I now have an inaugural favorite book of 2023.

This was my #DoubleSpin read for July.

Chrissyreadit i‘m so hoping to get this at the national Book Festival 7mo
ChaoticMissAdventures This is sitting on my TBR. I hear such good things, glad you enjoyed it! 7mo
SamAnne I loved this one! Still thinking about it. 7mo
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sarahbarnes
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Pickpick

Somewhere between a pick and a so-so for me. At times I couldn‘t put it down, and at times it felt too plotty and the events a bit too orchestrated. But thumbs up for creativity and a very surprising reading experience! So, overall a soft pick. #campTOB

squirrelbrain Hello pup! 👋🐕 I started this on audio a while back but got pulled away by library audios…. I *will* go back to it soon. 7mo
sarahbarnes @squirrelbrain he says hello! His name is Kane - we got him in the spring and although I‘ve never been a big dog person, he‘s definitely stolen my heart at this point. 7mo
SamAnne I really enjoyed this one, esp. the creativity. And love the dog. 7mo
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful pup! 7mo
dabbe Hello, Kute Kane! 🐾🖤🐾 7mo
BarbaraBB Intriguing! I am going to read it soon too. 7mo
Reggie I got this one yesterday. Looking forward to it. 7mo
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB @Reggie I‘ll be very interested to hear what you think! 7mo
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SamAnne
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What the hell did I just read? I love a novel where I don‘t know where the hell it‘s taking me. All the love for this western themed story with elements of horror. About family secrets, acceptance, being different, surviving. For readers who loved Percival Everett‘s The Trees, this might be your jam. OOf. I will be thinking about this one for awhile.

BarbaraBB Great review! I have it waiting for me on my shelves! 7mo
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SamAnne
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It feels appropriate to be starting this new novel while driving through Montana landscape. Looking forward to this one! You know where I‘m headed @marleed !! 🎶🎤🎸🎺🎻🥁🎹

marleed Oh my gosh, I hope you stop in for a John‘s pork shop. You might want to go for a pasty, too! I sure wish I was there too! 7mo
BarbaraBB I have this one on my shelves and am looking forward to it. Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 7mo
Tamra 💜 MT landscape 7mo
SamAnne @marlees we always stop in for a pork chop sandwich! We are grabbing breakfast at the Hummingbird Cafe right now! 7mo
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ReadingOver50
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Loved this book. So interesting. I was unaware of this period of history, where single women were able to get land in Montana by homesteading. A single black woman heads to Montana lured by the promise of free land, trying to escape her past. She faces difficulties by being one of the only black people in the area, and a single female living alone. This was well written with an element of horror.

MeJeMiller This is on my TBR. Looking forward to it. 7mo
SamAnne Planning to start this…as soon as I finish scrolling Litsy! 7mo
ReadingOver50 @MeJeMiller @SamAnne I liked this more than I thought I would. I hope you like it too 😀 7mo
intothehallofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one. 7mo
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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

Although this book stated off a little slow, it turned out to be a fantastically creepy book. I loved the ending. Adelaide, with her steamer trunk, sets out to forge a new life for herself in Montana as a homesteader. She meets some new friends, makes some enemies and there is a monster.
I need to read more from LaValle 🖤
#Pantone2023 #summersong @Clwojick

squirrelbrain I‘m listening to this on audio, although pausing for a while to listen to some library holds. I‘ve only got to when she arrives at the homestead, but enjoying it so far. 8mo
SamAnne Oh! I've been trying so hard to get to this one! 8mo
PirateJenny Lavalle is just a wonder. This is high on my list. 8mo
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SarahBartz85
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Pickpick

Soon to be a tv series! This book was absolutely wonderful. The plot was so mysterious! Great characters and ending.

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SW-T
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Pickpick

Loved the historical fiction elements and how seamlessly the western and horror elements were blended in. The setting was the perfect vehicle and liked how LaValle showcased the strong, independent and diverse women in the story. Meeting the townspeople and her fellow travelers showcased well how sometimes monstrous things aren‘t always in monstrous packages. Plus, that opening! We meet Adelaide front and center.

#historical #western #horror

Aimeesue Lavalle is so good! 9mo
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DimeryRene
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Pickpick

Liked this one! I‘ve been in the mood for westerns lately since reading the American hippo novellas.

Readergrrl This is on my summer reading TBR! 9mo
DimeryRene @Readergrrl Hope you like it. It was my first by this author, but I‘ll definitely read more this year. 9mo
Readergrrl @DimeryRene I started this last night and before I knew it, I was half way done! The Changeling by Victor LaValle is one of my favorite novels! This one is a good example of his writing style too. 8mo
DimeryRene @Readergrrl I have that on my Cloud Library list as well as the ballad of black tom. 😀 8mo
Readergrrl @DimeryRene I finished Lone Women! Really good! I read The Ballad of Black Tom too. Very Cthulhu/HP Lovecraft inspired! Reminded me of the HBO series, Lovecraft Country. 8mo
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DimeryRene
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Audio hold finally came in. I‘ve wanted to read this for a while. 🧳

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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

A literary western mashed with horror and historical fiction.! Yup, it‘s bonkers but it works so well.
Creepy, atmospheric and a glimpse of the old west. Enjoyed the audio narration.

squirrelbrain I can‘t get hold of this here yet…🤷‍♀️ 9mo
TrishB There are so many words that shouldn‘t be together there! 9mo
Cinfhen EXACTLY @TrishB 🤣🤣it‘s more like #HorrorLite but I think you‘d like it! Hopefully it‘ll turn up on #Scribd @squirrelbrain 9mo
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Megabooks I‘m going to check the library. I think they got it. 9mo
Megabooks Lol I put it on hold on April 13! 🤣🤣 it‘s the library with long lines so there are still 6 people in front of me. 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s ok to wait @Megabooks plus I think it‘s not being discussed until August for the official #TOBsummercamp23 9mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging me. I am glad it‘s chosen voor CampToB 9mo
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Cinfhen
Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Historical Fiction meets the supernatural with bits of horror - creepy & fun pick from the official #ToBSummerCamp23
Loving the audio narration
A young woman flees her home in California and heads to rural Montana to claim a parcel of land to work and own in 1915. She‘s brought nothing with her, but a small sum of money and a large steamer trunk which she keeps under lock & key.

BarbaraBB Oooh excited for your review. I ordered it too! 9mo
Megabooks I‘m curious about the audiobook because I‘m thinking that‘s how I‘ll go! 9mo
Cinfhen Go audio @Megabooks it will work well in print too @BarbaraBB but it feels “ campier” (😉) on audio - 9mo
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Bookpearl
Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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I don‘t know where to begin so I‘ll just start. Snail mail from the #litsylove community has given me a much needed boost especially after a week of state testing. Thank you for the warm welcome and I‘m looking forward to responding and sending snail mail!! #Litsylove #snailmail

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🩷🩷🩷 9mo
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Ellen_C
Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Pickpick

Short novel that incorporates horror on 2 levels: traditional monsters and abusive power structures. Adelaide in 1915 heads to Montana to farm a claim on her own but the past follows her. Interesting historical facts, strong female characters and suspense! https://cannonballread.com/2023/05/lone-women-a-novel-elcicco/

SamAnne Can't wait to get to this one. 9mo
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