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lbrick
Back of Beyond | C. J. Box
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A little lazy Sunday reading.

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UnabridgedPod
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Peter Heller has reached "auto buy" status for me. Every. Book. Is just amazing. The premises are wildly different: there's the dystopian The Dog Stars, outdoor adventure novel The River, suspenseful The Painter. And now the mystery novel that is the absolutely delicious Celine. Celine is a near-70-year-old private detective, raised in the upper echelon of European/New England society. With her long time companion Pete, ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Celine is drawn into a mystery that is both fascinating and secondary to the characterization at the center of the novel. Heller's writing is as gorgeous and spare as ever. His descriptions of nature are central to the atmosphere of all of his books; his writing is evocative without feeling overdone. ⬇️ 3w
UnabridgedPod In this book, Celine takes a case that centers on the supposed death of a parent, a famous photographer for National Geographic who allegedly died by bear attack decades ago. His daughter Gabriela, however, suspects that she had never learned the truth and that there is something beyond the easy conclusion that he was killed by a bear. As Celine delves into the mystery behind his disappearance, readers learn more about Celine herself ⬇️ 3w
UnabridgedPod a rich backstory built through her own chapters and the investigations of her son Hank.⠀

The novel is both a perfect mystery and about SO much more than a mystery. Instead, it's about love and family and faithfulness, the ways that those we love can surprise us, the secrets that we all hold at our centers. One of my goals for 2020 is to finish Peter Heller's catalog, including his nonfiction. I just can't wait.
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Hoopiefoot This sounds good! 3w
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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⭐️ DECEMBER WRAP-UP ⭐️⠀⠀

Happy New Year! Looking back, I read a little more slowly in December. I attribute that to (1) the busy holidays and (2) taking on some worthwhile but challenging reads. I really relished some of these reading experiences, though, as I had the chance to revisit some old favorites and to have some lovely, deep discussions about books that challenged my perspective. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod Here are some stats:⠀

Total Books Read - 21⠀
➡️ Fiction - 20⠀
➡️ Nonfiction - 1⠀

➡️ Audiobooks - 2⠀
➡️ Graphic Novels/Memoirs - 3⠀
➡️ Re-Reads - 2⠀
➡️ YA/Middle Grade - 7. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Celine, Little Women⠀

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 - Look Both Ways; Ask Again, Yes; Ninth House; Mornings in Jenin⠀

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - The Farm; Children of Virtue and Vengeance; The Starless Sea; White Bird; They Called Us Enemy; Get a Life, Chloe Brown; The Water Dancer⠀

I'll be back in the next few days with a reflection and some stats about my entire year.⠀

Do you see any favorites here? What were *your* favorite December reads?
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Blueberry
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1mo
Avidreader25 I read Celine this year as well. It was excellent! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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This is a wonderful book full of pictures of Yellowstone in the winter. It was the basis of the PBS film Christmas in Yellowstone. #elfies #WinterGames

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Blueberry
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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I love the author, Peter Heller but am having trouble with his newest book. It flips around narrators and their memories too much to follow easily.

BookNAround I really liked this one. Hope it improves for you. 2mo
Blueberry @BookNAround I hope it does too. 2mo
Blueberry @BookNAround I finished Celine. I did enjoy the book by the end but because of all the delving into the past I would give it a 4 out of 5. 2mo
BookNAround I‘m so glad it improved for you! 2mo
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Avidreader25
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Apparently in November I was in the mood for detective stories. In addition to these two favorites, I read a Kinsey Millhone book, my first Easy Rawlins mystery, Celine, and I started an Inspector Gamache novel. Four detectives in one month!

MicheleinPhilly I definitely have months like that. Some months I just stick with one detective and read almost nothing else. It‘s my version of comfort food. 2mo
Avidreader25 @MicheleinPhilly That‘s exactly it for me! Detective stories are my comfort food. This month I just needed that. 2mo
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jenniferajanes
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Celine is different from any mystery I have ever read. I would very much like to spend time with the MC and her husband. They are amazing people who love and respect each other deeply. They go on a meandering RV trip to solve this mystery and attempt to do what Celine always does - reunite families.

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Avidreader25
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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I just discovered Heller this year with “The River”. When it‘s completely different, but still great. He has such a skill for writing about nature. We meet Celine, a private detective, who has a fascinating past. She‘s older and has a supportive wonderful husband, which is unique PI books. She particularly loves reuniting families in her work and this case is a doozy. A famous photographer goes missing in a national park & a bear attack is blamed.

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Lauren.Archer
Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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I will start by just saying WOW, I was out expecting what I just read. I remember this book coming out and I am so mad for skipping over it. I have to thank the Modern Mrs. Book Club for selecting this for the November pick or I might have never read this amazing book.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/07/celine-book-review/

DrexEdit I like your review. Intriguing! 3mo
Avanders That is a gorgeous cover too! 3mo
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