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No One Is Coming to Save Us
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
138 posts | 65 read | 6 reading | 223 to read
The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American DreamJJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. But he finds that the people he once knew and loved have changed, just as he has. Ava is now married, and wants a baby more than anything. The decline of the town s once-thriving furniture industry has made Ava s husband Henry grow distant and frustrated. Ava s mother Sylvia has put her own life on hold as she caters to and meddles with those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia s undeserving but charming husband, just won t stop hanging around. JJ s newfound wealth forces everyone to consider what more they want and deserve from life than what they already have and how they might go about getting it. Can they shape their lives to align with their wishes rather than their realities? Or are they resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family."
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kingrat
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Tonight, I attended an "Icelandic Book Exchange" party thrown by a friend. Essentially a book white elephant exchange. I came away with this book by a previously unknown to me author.

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BeaG
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Mehso-so

I was drawn in by the names of the characters because they relate to people in my life. The story was king and drawn out. I wanted to bball, but I didn't. I didn't kinne most of the characters in the story.

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crhealey
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Mehso-so

Loooongggg exposition/beginning, good middle, meh ending. ⭐️⭐️

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crhealey
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Sunday afternoons of football and lesson planning and some reading for fun are back. Finding this book a little difficult to get into but I‘m sticking with it for now! #GoPats

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AprilMae
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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My latest book haul and a little something for my #summersantagoespostal match in the bag!!

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emtobiasz
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Pickpick

Finished this one for #under40bookclub with an hour to spare! Maybe it‘s because I missed the hype machine when it first came out (seriously: how had I never heard of this book?), maybe it‘s because I‘ve been reading too much #kidlit and just appreciated a book with subtext, but I really enjoyed this literary look at several generations of a North Carolina black community. A somewhat flawed book made for a good discussion—lots to pick apart here.

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Leigh0906
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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I spend two hours commuting to and from work- so I‘ve been listening to a ton of audiobooks. Right now, I‘m loving this one! #currentlylistening #audiobook

Tamra I really liked it too! 13mo
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lesmel
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Panpan

Meh. Maybe if I hadn't read it was a spin on The Great Gatsby. It isn't. Not even close. #2018 #bookclub #noveldiscussions

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Bookpearl
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Book swaps are everything!!! I don‘t participate as often as I use too but when I do, it‘s always a pleasant surprise.

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Leigh0906
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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1. My mom, rocking her white hair, made the local news- if only in the background 😝
2. The Avett Brothers in Myrtle Beach!
3. I‘m a nail biter- I know it‘s gross, but I can‘t help it.
4. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Jack Ryan
5. Tagged!

@MinDea
#HumpDayPost

monalyisha I love The Avett Bros & The Marvelous Mrs Maisel! 😍 1y
Pamwurtzler @leigh0906 Are you home yet? I‘ll get your #feedareader package in the mail early next week if you are. 1y
Leigh0906 I am! 1y
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LauraBeth
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Puzzle day 4 - I think Gray Cat is plotting my murder

Readingismyescape She looks very serious. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahahaha....step aside, and no one will get hurt, that‘s my puzzle....stare down. Lol 1y
Tanisha_A Whoa whoa whoa! Look at those eyes! 1y
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JoScho Gray cat is for sure up to something! 1y
LeahBergen Seriously. I can‘t even take anymore of this. 😂😂😂😂😂😂 1y
Mollyanna Definitely up to some scheming! 1y
Suet624 Darn! She‘s spooky! 1y
TNbookworm 😹😹😹 1y
tammysue Oh wow this is serious business 👀 😂😂😂 1y
Bookzombie Lol! I was looking at the puzzle and didn‘t even see Gray Cat at first. 😂 1y
DGRachel That would make me a little nervous 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Oh my, she does look serious! 😂 Oh, of Gray Cat and Bitsy! 😂💙💙 1y
batsy Bitsy: "I've been trying to warn you about this!" ?❤️ 1y
UwannaPublishme Uh-oh! 😸 1y
LauraBeth @Readingismyescape serious about wanting to kill me! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @JanuarieTimewalker13 she THINKS it‘s her puzzle 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Tanisha_A daggers in those eyes! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @JoScho pretty sure that whatever it is, it‘s not good! 1y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I woke up this morning to find that she had undone most of the puzzle 😹😼 1y
LauraBeth @Mollyanna she‘s a brat 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Suet624 She is crazy spooky sometimes! 1y
LauraBeth @TNbookworm I‘m just going to try and hide from her 😹 1y
LauraBeth @whatshesreadingnow she scares me 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Bookzombie she sneaks up on you like that! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @DGRachel hopefully, Bitsy will protect me 🤣 1y
LauraBeth @Redwritinghood 😹😹 I definitely need to read that! 1y
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm She tore up most of the puzzle last night 😹 1y
LauraBeth @batsy 😹😹 That‘s exactly what Bitsy has been trying to do! 1y
LauraBeth @UwannaPublishme she‘s kind of a jerk 😹 1y
mabell That expression! 😹😹 1y
kspenmoll I just bet she is after all her work there you are, back at it again?!😹🙀 1y
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Bookpearl
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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I love book swaps! Yesterday was one crazy day with the tornadoes touching down here in central VA. My class spent most of the day in the hallways and we‘re off today due to flooding, so this box most definitely made me smile after one hell of a day!!

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LauraBeth
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Puzzle - day 3

Trashcanman What an awesome picture. 1y
BethM This is epic 😂 1y
Mamashep You are in the midst of a battle!😂 1y
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Sace 😂😂😂😻 1y
Graywacke What is it with cats and puzzles? 1y
Stacy_31 This is fantastic! My cat steals pieces and hides them under the table. 🙈😆 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This looks like a meme! 😂 1y
LeahBergen Ohmygawd!!! 😂😂😂😂 1y
Ubookquitous I am destroyer of puzzles, hear me roar 🐯 1y
kspenmoll Love this!! I was thinking of trying a puzzle but with two kitties that love to jump up on table & sit on my work...😂😹 1y
kspenmoll Roar is right @Ubookquitous ! 1y
Desha ❤️😂❤️ 1y
JoScho This picture is perfect! 1y
TheBookKeepers My car also insists on rolling around on all my puzzles too! 1y
TheWordJar Such a good helper! You didn‘t think you were actually going to finish this puzzle, did you? 😹 1y
CouronneDhiver Kitty really wants to be in the middle of this one... lol 1y
mrp27 😂😂😂 1y
WhatDeeReads You have got class A feline assistance happening over there. 1y
sprainedbrain Cats are so good with fine detail work like this. 😂 1y
LauraBeth @BethM this is why I don‘t put together puzzles 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Mamashep I just hope that I win! 1y
LauraBeth @RestlessFickleBookHoarder she is such a cat brat! 1y
LauraBeth @Graywacke I don‘t know but it‘s totally annoying! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Stacy_31 😹 we can‘t vacuum the floor until the puzzle is completed 1y
LauraBeth @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😹 she‘s so in-your-face disrespectful! 1y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen She knocked off an entire half of the puzzle onto the floor last night 👿 1y
LauraBeth @Ubookquitous 😹😹 at least she owns it 1y
LauraBeth @kspenmoll It‘s nearly impossible. I enjoy doing puzzles but haven‘t done one in a couple of years because the cats make it too difficult 😹 You definitely need a cat-free zone to do a puzzle! 1y
LauraBeth @Desha she knows she‘s the worst! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @JoScho 😹😹 1y
LauraBeth @TheBookKeepers 👿😹👿 1y
LauraBeth @TheWordJar If by helper you mean that while making eye contact with me, she pushes the pieces onto the floor...then yes, she‘s perfect! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @CouronneDhiver she has to be in the middle of everything! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @mrp27 👿😹👿 1y
LauraBeth @WhatDeeReads 😹 I don‘t know what I‘d do without her! 1y
LauraBeth @sprainedbrain 😹 she‘s the 👿! 1y
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LauraBeth
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Pretends to be asleep so I will walk away. I‘m on to you, Gray Cat 🧐

Also - I feel like I‘ve worked on this for hours and have gotten nowhere 😹

alisonrose I love puzzles so much but my cat thinks it‘s a pile of kitty toys and chews up pieces ☹️ 1y
SkeletonKey That‘s gorgeous!! 1y
Bette 🤣 napping to throw you off..... 🐱😴 1y
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Mimi28 Sometimes you have to bribe them with cat nip so they will stay on the floor, kind of play with them at the same time. Sometimes you just need to take a break if you are having a slow period with a puzzle too, and then come back to it with fresh eyes- like in real life 😂😉 1y
RaimeyGallant I'm working on a puzzle right now with not enough colors, so I feel you. 1y
TNbookworm 😸😸 1y
DivineDiana Wanted to let you know this gorgeous puzzle is no longer available. 😕But I appreciate your sending the information. There was one on EBay for $49, but that was a bit pricey! 1y
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LauraBeth
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Puzzle problems

QuietlyLaura This is why I can't do puzzles! Still cute. 😍 1y
CouronneDhiver Ha! Oh kitty... 😹😹 1y
Lea This happens to me too!! And she knocked off the pieces if I leave it overnight. 1y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 They‘re so darn smart aren‘t they? Putting the edges together first. There should be a Mensa for Felines😸 1y
Mimi28 This is why we gave up on doing puzzles too. Cute!! 😻😻😺😺 1y
silentrequiem Such a cutie! 1y
Bette 😂🤣😝 ours used to grab a piece and take off running..... sort of ended putting puzzles together. 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 Rotten beast. 1y
Mamashep My son‘s cat will fit his claws under the edges of the puzzle to pop pieces loose and then flick the pieces off the table. 1y
LauraBeth @QuietlyLaura 😂 It‘s actually been over a year since I‘ve put together a puzzle because the cats make it so difficult! 1y
LauraBeth @CouronneDhiver she means well 😹 1y
LauraBeth I always have a dilemma with how I should leave it at night @lea 1y
LauraBeth @JanuarieTimewalker13 😹 Gray Cat would make into Mensa for sure! 1y
LauraBeth @Mimi28 I don‘t do them much any more because of this problem! 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Bette 🙀🙀 and 😹😹 1y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen rotten to the core 😹 1y
LauraBeth @Mamashep oh now that‘s another level completely! 😹 1y
Mamashep @LauraBeth oh, he‘s an ass! After the pieces were off the table, he‘d bat them around in the wooden floor and they‘d go under furniture! 1y
Mimi28 We bought the green felt thing to wrap it up in overnight if we were really determined. I used to buy the kids ones with animals and stuff and then glue them together and hang them up. 1y
Mimi28 The kids puzzles, I mean. There is this about 3‘ x 3‘ thing you can start the puzzle off on and then roll it up at night or whenever you stop. It‘s felt so the pieces don‘t slip. It‘s really cool and can‘t be more that $8 if that much, it‘s been a while, lol. I hope this helps!! 1y
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LauraBeth
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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What I really need to be doing: Yard work
What I‘m actually doing: ☝️

TheBookKeepers Omg that puzzle looks fun!! 1y
kgriffith You had me at glitter puzzle ✨ 1y
Sharpeipup I‘ve never seen a glitter puzzle before! 1y
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Andrea4 A GLITTER puzzle of my favourite season 😍😍 1y
MicheleinPhilly Didn‘t you tell me you bailed on this one? 1y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly yep but I hate to be a quitter so I‘m trying it again! 1y
LauraBeth @TheBookKeepers I‘ve had it for a few years and am just now getting around to it! 1y
LauraBeth @kgriffith Glitter is really the only marketing word I need to buy something 😂 1y
LauraBeth @Sharpeipup and @Andrea4 I got it at Barnes & Noble 😀 1y
DGRachel That puzzle looks great. Definitely better than yard work!! 1y
RealBooks4ever Want. That. Puzzle. 😻 1y
LeahBergen Much better than nasty ol‘ yard work. 1y
sprainedbrain Oooooooh. Glitter! ✨ 1y
tpixie Fun puzzle!! 1y
DivineDiana I think I need to treat myself to this puzzle! 😉 1y
DivineDiana Hi Laura! Stopped at B&N to hopefully find this puzzle, but no luck. Is it possible that you could send me the isbn # ? 🙂 1y
LauraBeth Sure @DivineDiana. The puzzle itself is called Haute Halloween by Bella Pilar and the ISBN is: 11770 02251 1y
DivineDiana Thank you so much! ❤️ 1y
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Bookpearl
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Where did the weekend go! I didn‘t even get to crack open my bookclub pick.

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Bookpearl
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Pearls pick for the month of September...

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BritanyA
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️: Touted as a Great Gatsby retelling, I was eager to read this. It wasn‘t good. It had nothing in common with GG. The story outside of that was ok, but nothing memorable. The characters just didn‘t connect.

Chelsea.Poole I didn‘t connect with the characters either. Not one of my favorites. 2y
BritanyA @Chelsea.Poole Right? Glad I wasn‘t the only one that struggled with this one. 2y
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Mandigolightly
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Some of the beautiful books I‘m about to read! 😍😍😍

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Tdumatrait
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
Mehso-so

This was painful. Too many characters, too many point of views. The only redeeming quality is the author never tried to say that everything was going to be fine.

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Tdumatrait
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts

So I read that this is supposed to be a modern retelling of The Great Gatsby. Anyone who read this wants to confirm? It is slow moving and really killing my reading speed. Can anyone confirm that it will pick up soon?

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Tdumatrait
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Trying to clear out my to read pile on Goodreads. Just noticed tonight I have 1,707 books listed. Seriously doubt I will make huge movements with that, but if I can get about 30 done before school starts in August I will fell accomplished.

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everlocalwest
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Pickpick

Solidly written, but nothing that will stay with me. I finished this last week and already feel as though I am losing the threads of the story. I will say though, one of the older characters is searching for a connection and reaches out to a young man in prison. Their relationship struck me and offered a really deep and nuanced look at the boxes we place people in societally. Definitely worth a read.

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LisaJo
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The Kindle book cover is beautiful. I heard the author speak at a book festival. She said that this cover was created by the same artist who painted the Michelle Obama First Lady portrait. #That‘sPrettyCool I‘m sure it‘s much more beautiful in color, but, my Kindle is only black-and-white.

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Samplergal
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Lots of driving this week so I‘m going to try this.

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MMFinck
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this. While there is a minimal common plot structure as Gatsby, I think the comp is a disservice to this book. Sets the wrong expectations. Not bad! Just too slow for me. I also didn‘t connect with the characters the way I hoped to.

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WanderingBookaneer
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My hold came in from the library. I looked into the book because it is the American Library Association‘s Book Club Central pick. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/sarah-jessica-parker-announces-fi...
However, I also read the book is considered an African American Great Gatsby and—even though I read it is only an allusion—can‘t get it out of my head as I read. #ALABookClubCentral

C.Perone How is it? This is one of those books that every time I go to the bookstore, I pick-up then put back down again 2y
WanderingBookaneer @C.Perone If I didn‘t have Gatsby hovering over my head, I‘d probably be enjoying it more. If you are between this one and An American Marriage, pick 2y
C.Perone Good to know, thanks! 2y
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Bookladylinda
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Started this on audio this week, not sure what I think about it. 🤔

Tamra I loved it! 2y
RebelReader I liked this one!😃 2y
WanderingBookaneer I‘m not sure either. 2y
Bookladylinda @WanderingBookaneer yeah, it was not my cup of tea, I wanted to love it but I didn‘t. ☹️ 2y
WanderingBookaneer I‘m almost done with it, and feel the same way. (edited) 2y
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Tamra
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Pickpick

I REALLY liked this novel. The characters live real lives in a real economically depressed small town. It is witty & funny at times and other times just black hole sad. I‘m not a soap opera fan and admittedly it reads like one in some respects, but I didn‘t care because the characters hooked me and the writing is 👍🏾👍🏾. Now I‘m off to order her short story collection, which is what put her on my radar!

See below my Gatsby comment. ⬇️

Tamra Who tagged it as a modern Gatsby? Unless it was Watts, that is unfair and has probably put readers off in both directions. It‘s been eons since I‘ve read Gatsby, so I was not comparing it in my mind while reading it. I simply enjoyed it for itself. (edited) 2y
Reggie Nice review!!! 2y
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Tamra @Reggie thanks! (edited) 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I haven‘t read this one but I agree on comparing books. I feel comparing books to other books is not a good thing. Because if the comparison is to a book you didn‘t like, your prone to never read the new book. Or vice versus, if you read the new book & don‘t like it. Then you‘ll never want to read compared book. If that doesn‘t confuse you! 😂 Unless it‘s a spin off of the book, then comparing sometimes works. Hope that makes sense. I‘m tired 😓🤣 2y
Tamra @ForeverNerdy yes, I totally get what you are saying! 2y
WanderingBookaneer I agree with your Gatsby comment. I looked into the book because it is the American Library Association‘s Book Club Central pick. I Googled the book and read the Gatsby comparison and cannot get it out of my head as I read. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/06/sarah-jessica-parker-announces-fi... 2y
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KerryLibME
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“There is more than one home for the seeker.”

slhbooks I like this quote. Makes me think of ‘not all who wander are lost‘🌠 2y
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aevrabel
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Mehso-so

Well it is definitely not The Great Gatsby....so I would not suggest this to Gatsby lovers as it would be a great disappointment.

That being said, it's not a bad novel. I just cant point to anything great.

#nooneiscomingtosaveus #audiobook
#firstmarchread

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KerryLibME
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Current audiobook

Tamra I just purchased the book this weekend! 2y
KerryLibME @Tamra nice! Have you started it yet? 2y
Tamra @KerryLibME no, not yet. I‘m not letting myself begin anything until I finish the doorstop, aka Luminaries. 2y
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Tanzy13
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No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice: with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel. Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family...

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MallenNC
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I've shared this photo before but the Call Number Box subscription is perfect for the #POC prompt. It was started by a librarian, and focuses on contemporary black writers. I've gotten some great books from it. #readingresolutions @Jess7

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WhatDeeReads
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Listening to this while I recover from yesterday‘s bad decisions.

MicheleinPhilly I‘ll be curious to hear your opinion on this. I couldn‘t get into it and bailed very early on. As for bad decisions, I‘ll just “sing” a little Pink for you: 🎶Bad decisions...That‘s alright...Welcome to my silly life.🎶 2y
WhatDeeReads @MicheleinPhilly This is my second attempt. I seem to do better with the audio. My mama loved it, so she‘s motivating me. Re bad decisions: don‘t regret it at all. Just gotta spend today recovering. 2y
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JSW
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts

I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT #litsypartyofone
First week of classes at my university got me like 🤷🏻‍♀️. But this weekend I plan to finish the titled selection, which is written by/about POC. #readdiversebooks

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JSW
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For the #LitsyReadingChallenge, This is one I meant to read in 2017.

Noonewillloveyoumore I'm so anxious to have a book club with this with The Great Gatsby. 2y
JSW @Noonewillloveyoumore yesss that would be amazing. 2y
Noonewillloveyoumore A side by side read would be phenomenal! 2y
JSW Suddenly I need a copy of Great Gatsby. 2y
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Chelsea.Poole
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Mehso-so

Feeling pretty ambivalent about this one 🤷🏼‍♀️
On the one hand, the characters were so real and I wanted to know about them, but on the other hand, I found myself daydreaming while listening and forgetting what was happening in the story. Ultimately I cannot recommend this one. Wasn‘t terrible, but not on my favorites list. #audiobook #libby

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Josiedlove
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Reading time before my eyes close for the night...Ahhh just perfect...Happy Reading Peeps 🎄🔥☃️❄️...
#thefireissodelightful #gettingsomereadingdone #lifeisgood #readingispower #readingnook #bookpagefeature #bookstagramfeature #bookstgram #bookporn #bookpage #bookpics #bookpost #happyhappy

Melissa_J That looks lovely and peaceful. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Looks warm and cozy on this very cold night! Enjoy 😉 2y
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Josiedlove
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All ready to ship for tomorrow...Had lots of fun shopping for this book swap...Hope my Swap Partner enjoys her books & goodies....Happy Reading...

#arxmasbookswap4 #lovebookstagram #lovebookswaps #bookstagram #bibliophile #readingispower #readingisknowledge #readingismagic #christmasbookhaul #bookswag #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature

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Josiedlove
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Mr. Moose just came back from his sleigh ride... He is warming up so he can get some series reading in today... Perfect Reading Weather... ❄️⛄️🛷🎄📚☕️

#myfavoriteholiday #lovetodecorateforchristmas #itscoldoutside #nooneiscomingtosaveus #stephaniepowellwatts #readingismagic

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mklong
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Mehso-so

This was billed as a contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, but that is not an accurate description. There are several elements from Fitzgerald‘s plot here, but they feel borrowed and forced rather than reinvented. Almost as if Watts felt she needed a hook. She didn‘t. I think this could have been a really great novel if we could have dropped the Gatsby schtick and just let the characters and stories that Watts created stand on their own.

Cinfhen Nice review! I‘m unstacking...which is a good thing.... 2y
lynneamch I saw her speak at the Southern Festival of Books. She began by saying, "The description says this is a retelling of the Great Gatsby. It's not, but it was too late to change." She was so charming and funny. I still want to read it. 2y
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mklong @lynneamch You definitely still should then. She created some great characters and is clearly a great writer, the Gatsby stuff just felt gimmicky to me and dragged the whole thing down. 2y
LeahBergen Great review. 👍🏻 2y
JSW Thank you for this! I‘ve been racking my brain trying to connect it to Gatsby and I just couldn‘t. Glad it‘s not me. 😏 2y
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Josiedlove
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Josiedlove
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Ahhh...Mini vacation has begun...Time to relax & get some reading in... Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🦃🦃....

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Josiedlove
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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When your eyes decide to open at 3am & just won‘t close so you can get more 😴... Maybe turning a few pages will make my eyes heavy...😤

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Libby1 I hope you get some rest, @Josiedlove . 2y
Texreader Oh me eyes just popped open too. I️ of course grab my phone. 😯 2y
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Josiedlove
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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All set to start my new book... I always find myself getting excited & cant wait to turn the pages just to see the plot unfold before my eyes...⛄️❄️🎄📚☕️🍪...

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REPollock
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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What a beautifully written novel, and particularly North Carolinian in its rhythms and moods. Complicated characters finely drawn, with some epically fraught confrontations and the whole of it steeped in mournful poignancy.

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SheReadsAgain
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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Not sure how to feel when re-reading the inside jacket makes you wonder what you missed in the book you just finished. Confused? Annoyed? Did the writer of the blurb read a different draft? Or the whole book at all?

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REPollock
No One Is Coming to Save Us | Stephanie Powell Watts
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The epigraph is already 👍👍👍