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batsy
A Double Life | Karolina Pavlova
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I enjoyed this 19th-century comedy of manners about the marriage market. Witty & bleakly humorous with an intriguing style. The prose & poetry sections depict young Cecily's "double life"—her corseted/cosseted real-life, interspersed with the verse that she writes alone at night when she feels free. The comparison to Jane Austen is inevitable, but the anger Pavlova feels about the condition of women is more readily felt in the writing. #netgalley

batsy Translated from Russian by Barbara Heldt, this also has the distinction of being a *short* Russian novel 😆 3y
readordierachel You had me at "short" ? Also, what a great cover! 3y
LeahBergen Intrigued! 3y
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batsy
A Double Life | Karolina Pavlova
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So says a mother of her daughter of a marriageable age. 19th-century Russian aristocratic mothers give some of the Jane Austen mothers a run for their money!

(The truth about whether Cécile is "exactly what I wanted to make of her" is of course more complicated ?)

Cathythoughts Oh Mother !!! (edited) 3y
batsy @Cathythoughts Indeed! 😅😬 3y
Izai.Amorim I've met quite a few of these mothers in Brazil. 3y
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batsy @Izai.Amorim Same here in these parts! 3y
charl08 Yikes! 3y
batsy @charl08 All of the mother's designs have fallen apart in spectacular fashion and I don't want to say that this is like a Russian Jane Austen, but it kind of is! 3y
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overtheedge
A Double Life | Karolina Pavlova
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Pavlova originally wrote this Classic of Russian Literature ,1848,being published this year in the USA, and its premise is so perfect for the times we are living through. This is a work of wit and depth, originally written to show the duality of women in society and the mores of aristocratic society. This story will stay with you, the emotional range done precisely and masterfully. Herxwords are perfected crafted for this novel. It's fantastic

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Josiedlove
Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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When the book is a page turner I will read in a car on the bus on a train any where‘s... But if I tell the truth a book is always with me....🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

#bookproblems #canthelpmyself #ohwell #atleasticanread #lisagenova #everynoteplayed #cantputitdown #sogood #wellwritten #thewordsareflowing #readingismagic #bookish #bookpages #2018readingchallenge

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thereadingowlvina
Lacci | Domenico Starnone
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Conservio
Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Well hell. That was a ride. Pretty sure my favorite thing about the book was how unlikeable the characters were. Yes, unlikeable. She did such a splendid job writing them and often does someone find a well written story with an unlikeable protagonist? #mystery #BOTM #wellwritten #wine

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thereadingowlvina
Crocodile on the Sandbank | Elizabeth Peters
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#19thcentury + #Egypt + #archaelogy -> Reasons to fall in love with Amelia Peabody #mysteries. Although the mystery may be simple, this is a #wellwritten, #fun and #entertaining book, and it made me laugh many times! #historicalfiction #quickread #easyread #ameliapeabodyseries #cozymystery

Jaimelire Sounds good. I love a cozy mystery! 6y
Corbo What ereader is this 4y
thereadingowlvina @Corbo It's Kobo Aura One ☺ 4y
Corbo Nice it looks so big! What size is the screen? 4y
thereadingowlvina @Corbo I just love this ereader! It's 7.8 inch. Easy on the eyes 😊 4y
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