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Conviction by Denise Mina
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Six interconnect short stories Dean Koontz — only from Audible Originals. I love the way he writes but his stories are sort of creepy.

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A Case of Need | Jeffrey Hudson
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I haven‘t read a Michael Crichton book and a very long time. This was a particularly good one that could be classified as a legal and medical thriller. It might be a little outdated but I don‘t think that the main issues or conflicts were. I enjoyed it.

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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for December 2019

This is a quick little memoir about reading from childhood through adulthood with all its joys and implications. BONUS: Lots of reading lists at the end.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Reading for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC) Round 7 - Group L.

I can safely say that my love/hate relationship with Ann Patchett has turned into a love affair. I absolutely adored this book. It‘s probably one of the top 10 books I read this year. You would have to understand what I was going through while reading this book to understand how it changed my heart.

Rissreads Isn't it wonderful when you read the right book at the right time? 7d
suvata @Rissreads Absolutely amazing 7d
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December 2019 #suvataPicks picks

Cinfhen What a great idea and wonderful graphics 🤩 1w
Freespirit You've got a busy December🤗 1w
Crazeedi Very creative! 🥰❤ 1w
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Litsy Markup Postal Book Club

#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

I received this along with some charming bookmarks. Will pass it on by the end of the month.

thebluestocking I‘m glad you got it okay. 💙 1w
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

I am a little late actually so ...

If you haven‘t already done so, it‘s time to mail your book to the next person. If you did, “good job“! If you didn‘t, “Hurry up and do so”.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

So sorry ladies but I am going to be late I‘m mailing this book out late.I had a Total hip replacement last week and I had no idea how long the recuperation time would be. I have every intention of getting it in the mail by the end of this week.

sprainedbrain Oh my goodness! Hope you are doing well. Take your time. 😊 2w
suvata @sprainedbrain Thanks, hon. 2w
Caroline2 I hope you have a speedy recovery. Take care and rest. 💐 💖 2w
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thebluestocking I hope you are recovering well! 💙 2w
Chili Take care of yourself. Wishing you a speedy recovery. 💐💐 2w
Crazeedi I had mine last January, 6 week recovery ! I hope you're up and going soon, sending a hug and healing vibes!❤❤ 1w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Connell and Marianne have opposite problems. He is poor and she is rich but they have been very close friends from an early age. That is, until they both get accepted to attend Trinity College. As college students, their economic disparity causes greater challenges. Highly recommended!

ValerieAndBooks Trinity College in Hartford CT or in Ireland? 3w
ValerieAndBooks Thanks. I thought I had stacked this already, but am now 👍 3w
readordierachel I loved this one, too. 3w
thebluestocking I‘m glad you liked this one. I enjoyed it too. And now her first one is headed your way. 2w
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🕐 This is just a gentle reminder to all the people participating in Round 7 of the Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC). There are less than two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail. Can‘t wait to share mine with you!

Hazel2019 Mine is on its way! 📖 📦😊 1mo
suvata @Hazel2019 You know what they say, “the early bird catches the worm”. 🐛 1mo
Bookwormjillk On it! Thanks for the reminder. I‘m really excited for this round. 4w
CBee @suvata how would I go about joining for the next round? 3w
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Halsey Street | Naima Coster
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I didn‘t love it but it was better than OK.
You can get it for free at Amazon Unlimited.

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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I wasn‘t as impressed with this book as most people seemed to be. Still, I will give it 3-1/2 stars. I had a very difficult time concentrating on it but that might be my fault because I‘ve had a lot on my mind lately.

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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
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Like I said the other day, Litsy folks are the BEST — Hands-down. Thank you so much for the gifts.

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#ReeseWitherspoon Book Club November 2019 pick

Wow! I was very impressed with this book. I will admit that I only read it because of the “plagiarism“ accusation and because it was Reese‘s book club pick and I‘ve been reading all of those. This was such an interesting story about women in rural areas organizing a traveling library of sorts. I‘ve read articles about these small organizations but this is the first novel that I‘ve read about it. 5🌟

Hooked_on_books This book looks interesting to me, as I like historical fiction. But the fact that it‘s written by Jojo Moyes makes me pause, as her other books don‘t appeal to me. Do you think someone like me would enjoy this one? 1mo
suvata @Hooked_on_books I really can‘t answer that question because this is the first one of her books that I‘ve read. If her other books are up to this standard I will definitely be reading most of them. 1mo
Cinfhen Ha @Hooked_on_books I TOTALLY get your question!!! I‘m holding off for now as I don‘t think this will be my type of book in the end 😜 1mo
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suvata @Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen If you ever do decide to read it, let me know what you think. I thought it was a great piece of historical fiction with just the right amount of action and romance. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I may get it from the library at some point and give it a try. We‘ll see. I‘ll let you know what I think if I do. 1mo
Cinfhen Will do @suvata keep me posted too @Hooked_on_books but so far, I‘ve only seen positive reviews 1mo
Lcsmcat Have you read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek? If so, what is your opinion of the accusation of plagiarism? I‘ve not read either, so I‘m curious. 1mo
Bookishthoughts @Lcsmcat I was thinking about reading Troublesome creek instead because like @Hooked_on_books I am not a fan of Jojo Mayes. Glad you enjoyed this @suvata the story in it's self is really interesting. 1mo
suvata @Lcsmcat I plan on reading that soon so I can get a good comparison between the two. 1mo
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The Old Weird South | Tim Westover
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This is a fantastic collection of southern folklore and urban legends. It was a special treat for me because I have never heard any of these stories before. The tales are presented in chronological order beginning with Native American folklore and ending with more modern legends. 4-Stars

BookwormM Sounds good 1mo
ljuliel Sounds like a book I‘d like ! 1mo
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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What a quote! Aunt Pittypat was quite the character.

Bookzombie I read this so long ago that I think all my memories are of the movie. Although Aunt Pittypat was quite a character in the movie. (edited) 1mo
Kaila-ann I‘ve never seen the movie although I have read the book. There is a judge in the book, at the very beginning, that has my last name 😊. 1mo
suvata @Kaila-ann That‘s pretty cool. It‘s fun to see your name in print. 😉 1mo
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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB @Hooked_on_books

I received Wunderland back yesterday. In the package, there was also a sweet note and a bonus book from my TBR. Littens are the kindest and most giving people I know. The rest of the Internet could learn some lessons from us.

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 1mo
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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ModernMrsDarcy.com #MMD pick for November 2019

Celine is a 65-ish, sophisticated, “Upper crust“ woman who is retired from a lifetime of covert government operations. Now, she finds missing persons as a hobby. She is quite a character and I love the interaction between Celine and her husband. This is only my second Peter Heller book and I enjoyed it immensely.

BookNAround I really liked this one too. 1mo
suvata @BookNAround I didn‘t love The River so much but this one was really good. 1mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1️⃣ Potato Chips
2️⃣ Yes! I love them.
3️⃣ Family coming to visit from Texas
4️⃣ 5 - Yes, I counted!
5️⃣ Purple

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Coming up in November ...
#suvataPicks #NovemberTBR #Bookstagram

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The Raven | Edgar Allan Poe
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I realize I‘m a day late but this is share-worthy.
Watch 10 Celebrities Read Edgar Allan Poe‘s "The Raven".

http://mentalfloss.com/article/70055/9-celebrities-reciting-edgar-allan-poes-rav...

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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In the 1800‘s and The Winter Sisters are the only “healers” in a small, remote north Georgia logging town. The only problem is that the local minister believed that they were witches as they were healing with herbs and other natural remedies. The mayor sent for a Hippocratic doctor who was taught to bleed people and to amputate infected limbs. Eventually, the doctor and the sisters work together blending the best treatments from both disciplines.

cathysaid Good god. I grew up in North Ga. A little terrified now! 😱 1mo
suvata @cathysaid Well I sure hope it‘s changed in the last 200 years. LOL Seriously, it was a very good book. 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m glad to hear you liked this one. In was on the fence about getting it from Netgalley. 1mo
suvata @sprainedbrain It‘s also free on Kindle unlimited 1mo
sprainedbrain @suvata Good to know! 1mo
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Great month with four 5-star reads

#suvataStats #OctoberStats #Bookstagram

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🙌🏻📚 1mo
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Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

It‘s that time again. Please return all Round 6 books ASAP. Round 7 starts tomorrow. Hope y‘all had fun.

robinb Thanks for organizing! It was so much fun! ❤️ 1mo
suvata @robinb I love organizing it and meeting all the new people in reading all the new books. So, it‘s fun for me as well. 1mo
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Kit Kat 🍫
Jolly Ranchers 🍬
Vampires 🧛‍♀️
Ghosts 👻
Pumpkins 🎃
No costume for me 🤷‍♀️
Trick-or-treat 🏘
Cutesy costume 🧚🏻‍♀️
❤️ Halloween

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Info and a downloadable/printable mini book can be found at: http://www.allhallowsread.com/

Kappadeemom Hi Suellen- do you have a book club IRL in Tally? 2mo
suvata @Kappadeemom No but I wish I did. We just moved here about 10 months ago and I don‘t know very many people yet. 2mo
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‘Tis the season.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 28, 2019 - Day 7 #bookstagram

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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour

I am putting your book in the mail this afternoon. You should have it back in a couple of days.

Mynameisacolour Thank you! This was such a great round! 🧡 2mo
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The Winter Sisters | Tim Westover
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I have unsuccessfully tried to read this book a couple of times before then bailing on it. I guess that “the third time is a charm“ because I got through it this time. To me, it was good but not nearly as good as Bel Canto, which is the only other Patchett book I‘ve read. I‘m not giving up on the author however. I picked The Dutch House as my choice for book club next month.

Cinfhen I‘m sorry you didn‘t love it in the end. It‘s very different from Bel Canto, but I preferred this one. My favorite one of hers is 2mo
suvata @Cinfhen That‘s on my TBR also. She writes really well but I just couldn‘t get into the characters this time. 2mo
Jess861 I have found it hard to get into Ann Patchett books. I wasn't really a fan of Bel Canto and I found State of Wonder to just be ok. Those are the only two that I've read and I haven't decided if I'll try a third book of hers down the line. 2mo
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Cinfhen I think you‘ll like State of Wonder. It‘s less about multi characters and much more single character driven plus the setting is exotic and lush, which Patchett writes so beautifully (edited) 2mo
suvata @Jess861 I am not giving up yet because she writes so beautifully. I‘m anxious to try 2mo
suvata @Cinfhen I‘m going to try The Dutch House next because that‘s the book I picked for #LMPBC. 2mo
Cinfhen I read The Dutch House last week. I thought the writing was perfect but I wasn‘t 100% in line with some of the plot devices. I think this might be more similar in style to Commonwealth but it‘s an absolute pick and was a pleasure to read. I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts. 2mo
Hooked_on_books I second @Cinfhen on State of Wonder. I thought it was marvelous. 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for backing me up @Hooked_on_books 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts I bailed on this tagged one 🤷🏻‍♀️. And loved Bel Canto ! I have high hopes for The Dutch House 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 27, 2019 - Day 6 #bookstagram

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 26, 2019 - Day 5 #bookstagram

ljuliel Wow, you must‘ve read a LOT of good books. Were they all from this year ? 2mo
suvata @ljuliel Oh, goodness, no. These are from a lifetime of reading and I‘m 65 years old. But I am an avid reader reading over 200 books a year. 2mo
ljuliel I know there are some people that read hundreds per year , so I thought maybe you were having a good run on 5 star books this year 😊. I‘m glad you‘ve found this many that you like so much. 2mo
suvata @ljuliel Sometimes I wonder if I would rate them the same if I read them again years later. Timing is everything. LOL 2mo
ljuliel Yes that‘s probably true. There are a few that I really liked from long ago but I think sometimes your tastes change as you get older. I think you‘re right on the timing. 2mo
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @Hooked_on_books @suvata

I am very sad to say goodbye to Round 6. This was great group that picked great books. Thanks, ladies.

Now on to Round 7 ....

Hooked_on_books I‘m still finishing yours, which I‘m finding very absorbing, but I agree! This was a good mix. 2mo
suvata @Hooked_on_books No rush. I am glad you are enjoying it. 2mo
Kaila-ann Agreed! I just finished this one. I don‘t think i could have asked for a better group for my first round - thank you. 2mo
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Pearl Louie Brandt is a contemporary Asian-American and Winnie is her Chinese born mother. Except for the beginning and ending chapters, most of the story documents Winnie‘s extraordinary and brutal life in China. Parts of her story are difficult to read and, frankly, cringe-worthy — but all of it had to be told. Overall it‘s a very touching story about the relationship between a mother and daughter and hidden secrets kept by both.

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 25, 2019 - Day 4 #bookstagram

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks October 24, 2019 - Day 3 #bookstagram

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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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🍁 Joined April 2016
🍄 Just ran across it in the App Store
🍂 About the same - I have always been a voracious reader
🌾 Historical fiction
🌻 @mrbook @bookbabe @LibrarianRyan @Jess7 @Avanders @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads @britt_brooke @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ReadingEnvy @HowJessReads

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

britt_brooke 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Lauraandherbooks I also love historical fiction, I also really enjoy dramatized historical books, and also sometimes I want the real facts #historybuff 2mo
Eggs Thanks for your thoughtful responses and graphics 💕📚🎉🌺 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag 💗💗💗 2mo
Avanders Wow that‘s really cool that you just ran across it in the App Store! I wish I‘d found it even sooner! ♥️♥️ 2mo
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks
October 23, 2019 - Day 2
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A Land Remembered | Patrick D. Smith
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks
October 22, 2019 - Day 1

Demibom I never finished Atlas Shrugged. The narcissistic personality of the main character was entertaining at first, but then it quickly repetitive and annoying. All the rest of your books are indeed splendid:$ 2mo
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This was a great nonfiction book. It identifies, with humor, federal laws that are still on the books. Some of these laws are pretty well-known but some are quite dated. I am pretty sure, after reading this book, that I am a federal criminal. I can‘t tell you exactly which laws I‘ve broken (just in case the feds are reading this). Hold on, there‘s somebody knocking at my door! 🤪

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Brett and Poppy have been happily married for 27 years. At least that‘s what Brett and the couple‘s best friend, Philip, thought. That is until Poppy decides she‘s had it and wants a divorce. Everyone in the family deals with the impending divorce in very different ways. But, no one takes it quite as hard as Philip. If you like books that are introspective, then May Sarton is an author you may enjoy. Her books always give me lots to ponder.

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JackOBotts That house is gorgeous! 😍 2mo
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1️⃣ Crucial Conversations by May Sarton and The Kitchen God‘s Wife by Amy Tan

2️⃣ Commonwealth by Ann Patchett — This will be my third try. If I don‘t get through it this time I‘m going to have to bail.

3️⃣ The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

Cinfhen So funny about your comment regarding CommonWealth. I was about to bail too and on my third try, the book clicked and it ended up being a 5 star read!!!!! 2mo
suvata @Cinfhen Well, that gives me some inspiration. I will definitely try to hang in there this time. It seems we have very similar taste in books. 2mo
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2-stars = meh

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#LMPBC Round 7 - #GroupL
@suvata @sprainedbrain @Chili @thebluestocking

Any ideas on what the missing books will be? Maybe they were already chosen and I missed the post. Just checking. No big hurry. We still have a couple weeks left.

Chili I‘m going with Invisible by Paul Auster 2mo
suvata @Chili Cool. I will update the graphic. Good choice too. 2mo
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sprainedbrain I‘m going with this one... but if it‘s no good I will switch to The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. 😬 2mo
suvata @sprainedbrain oooo! It sounds good. 2mo
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thebluestocking I‘m excited for all of these!! 2mo
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Among the Shadows | L. M. Montgomery
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From the back cover:
These nineteen fascinating stories are unlike any others L.M. Montgomery ever wrote. Filled with strange and supernatural occurrences, they are peopled with drunkards, embezzlers, and thieves ... Somber, dark, and brooding, these intriguing stories suggest that love really can last beyond death and that poetic justice does exist.

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