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A Beautiful Young Wife | Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett
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“Every man has the face he deserves at 50” - George Orwell

One of the few lines I have liked so far in this book and it is someone else‘s quote.
Pretty much sums up my read for my first #novellasinnovember

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LittleBug
Serenade | Lon de Winter, Sandra Mitrovi?-Vejzovi?
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Mehso-so

Not impressed. Reminded me of why I don‘t like Dutch literature😔 Conversations I can‘t imagine anyone actually having and in general dry and emotionless language use. Maybe the Dutch language just isn‘t suited for passion...
I did like the story itself. It‘s about guilt, the desire to DO something, about being naive, about learning to see a parent as just another human being.

Deifio The cover looks just like my Cerny piano sheet music! 🤔 2mo
LittleBug @deifio Hope that‘s more fun to play than this was to read!😉 (edited) 2mo
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LittleBug
Jas van belofte | Jan Geurt Siebelink
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Mehso-so

A man, dying in the ER, reflects on his life, especially on his process of writing his one and only book.

The story fell flat for me. Very little depth, unconvincing dialogue. Maybe those are hard to achieve in under 100 pages, but then, there are plenty of awesome short stories, aren‘t there?
#boekenweekgeschenk

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VioletMoonBooks
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Operation Nanny | Paula Graves
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BarbaraBB
Jas van belofte | Jan Geurt Siebelink
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Mehso-so

It‘s our “National week to promote Dutch books”. This means that when you buy a book by a Dutch writer you receive this one as a gift.

It‘s a short novella about an elder man who is afraid of dying and looks back on his life as a troubled writer and the fact that his very religious father disappeared when he was just a kid. A promising story but it felt incomplete in the end.

Leftcoastzen Are there any Dutch writers you would recommend? in translation of course cuz I‘m one those dumb Americans that doesn‘t speak or read another language. 8mo
BarbaraBB No need for Americans to speak another language! Everyone speaks English! About Dutch books in translation, i‘ll tag some below. Thanks for asking! 8mo
BarbaraBB A favorite writer whose books all are good is WF Hermans, for example 8mo
BarbaraBB And one of our current hot writers is 8mo
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plemmdog
The Following Story | Cees Nooteboom
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“clocks served two purposes...The first was to tell people the time, and the second to impress upon me that time is an enigma, an intractable measureless phenomenon into which, out of sheer helplessness, we have introduced a semblance of order.”

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Schnoebs
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Got my ticket for the signing at the end of the event. Now patiently waiting for the author event to begin with Nnedi Okorafor!

#umn #gophers #minnesota #bookweek #excitement #binti #scifi #fantasy #booksleeve #mpls #twincities

Mandigolightly Omg you‘re so lucky! I love her so much 13mo
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Schnoebs
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Just found out that Nnedi Okorafor is going to have a talk in a few weeks at my school! I‘m so excited! Akata Witch and Binti have been on my tbr for so long and I was able to get the night off from work to go! Definitely bringing my copies to get signed!

#bookweek #UMN #author #bookevent #mpls #twincities

MirrorMask She'll be in Columbus on Friday and I can't wait to see her. 14mo
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