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BookBosomed1
The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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This is a character-driven historical fiction book.
The author‘s prose is immersive and engaging. I enjoyed learning about aspects of the Panama Canal that I did not know otherwise.

While some of the story‘s characters are particularly enveloping, other characters feel underdeveloped. I was left wanting more at the end of the book. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5990298220

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Hooked_on_books
The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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This book follows a cast of characters in Panama as the canal is being built. You only get a glimpse of the building itself; this is really about people‘s lives and how they are impacted by this huge project. I really liked this one. Plus the audio is narrated by one of my faves, Robin Miles. 🤩

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janeycanuck
The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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I love a historical fiction novel that centres around a major but less attention-grabbing event - in this case, the building of the Panama Canal. I liked how Henríquez gave us back story and glimpses of the future tucked around the main plot but I would have liked a slightly smaller cast of characters.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover 💛❤️ 2mo
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janeycanuck
The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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Why does this keep happening to me?! Thank goodness this weekend is a long one.

ShananigansReads I swear library holds are all or nothing 😂😂 2mo
janeycanuck @ShananigansReads Yes! And the minute you get home, one more arrives for you. 2mo
AmyG Ha! When it rains, it pours. I have the same problem. 2mo
kspenmoll All so true! 2mo
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marleed
The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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The Book of Unknown Americans is among my favorite fictional immigrant stories so I couldn‘t wait for this one. I liked it but did myself a disservice sans my own physical copy. This is a character driven story with each character representing a different facet of the personalities living in and coming to Panama during the building of the canal. It was just really hard to keep track of everyone so I focused on Omar and Ada.

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Karisimo
Great Divide | Cristina Henrquez
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This was an engaging historical fiction story about the building of the Panama Canal in the early 1900s. Told from several perspectives that come together in satisfying ways. Gives voice to the people of Panama. Highly recommend!

Thanks to Libro.fm's ALC program for librarians for the early listen!

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Owls31092

New history/political science research project idea: the Vatican and politics: how the Vatican has felt and responded to world events over time. #noriega #panama #vaticancity #themanwhoranwashington #worldhistory #history #politicalscience #worldpolitics

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Singout
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15 stories and essays comes from young adults whose backgrounds are rooted in diverse Latinx countries. A range of issues are addressed, including multiracialism, racism, LGBT issues, immigration and refugee struggles, & more.
Favourites include #Julian4spiderman by Julian Randall and Half In, Half Out by Saraciea Fennell.
#Nonfiction2023 #BlackSheep
#ReadingtheAmericas2023
#Mexico
#Haiti
#Cuba
#Honduras
#Panama
#DominicanRep
#PuertoRico
#Brazil

Librarybelle Sounds very good! 5mo
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Andrew65
Origin: A Technothriller | Joe Konrath, Amazon.com (Firm)
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A fun little read, if you can call it that with a creature dug up in #Panama in the early 20th century, comes to life in modern times and could very well be the devil! This is a mixture of a range of fiction including horror, thriller, spiritual and even some romance thrown in! If you don‘t take it too seriously it is overall a fun read. Plenty of science thrown into the book too.

Andrew65 Read for #Panama for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 but only a small bit in Panama @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

26th book read during November #Rushathon @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses
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Librarybelle The cover is very suspenseful! 6mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳Quite the mixed genre read! 6mo
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Andrew65 @DieAReader Covers a bit of everything. 6mo
Andrew65 @Librarybelle The story in the second half was definitely suspenseful. 6mo
DieAReader @Andrew65 😉❤️‍🔥 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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I enjoyed reading about Levison Wood walking across Central America. I recognized many places from when I traveled those countries myself in the 90s (by bus, not walking 😉). The book is more about the traveling than the visited places though.

Ticking off many prompts for #ReadingTheAmericas23: #Mexico #Belize #Guatemala #Honduras #CostaRica #Panama #Colombia 🇲🇽 🇧🇿 🇬🇹 🇭🇳 🇨🇷 🇵🇦 🇨🇴

(Photo: Serralunga, Piemonte, Italy)

Librarybelle I like the cover of this edition! 7mo
Megabooks I found the part in the Darien Gap really interesting! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Yes! But also Honduras and Guatemala! 7mo
Simona What a view❣️🥂 7mo
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