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karareads

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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
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Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel | Melanie Benjamin
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I'm listening to this on tape and am really (!) enjoying it! Does anybody have any recommendations for historical fiction set within the past 100 years or so? I read "Loving Frank" a few years ago and, as I'm listening to this, am realizing that I really like that genre!

Notafraidofwords Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and City of Women. 4y
karareads @Notafraidofwords , thanks for the recommendations! 4y
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I finished listening to the audio version of this book, read by the author, a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. Honest, raw, vulnerable, funny, informative- the whole package. This book makes me want to take action. READ IT.

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I'm listening to this on tape and am REALLY enjoying it so far! Really well written and the author is doing a great job reading her mother's story with respect and honesty.

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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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"Basically, I think she broke her leg. The cast sure makes it look that way... Suffice it to say, Mom is basically out of the picture." This book has been so serious and then WAM! Mom breaks her leg, no one cares and then little bro gets lost for days on a cruise ship and they care less. So dry! ?

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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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Here we go...

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I was pretty impressed by this book. Carole Radziwill takes the reader through some of the darkest, most depressing moments of her life but in a way that doesn't get the reader down (does that sound as selfish as it felt to write it?). Brutal honesty and humility; loved the vulnerability and candor.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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"The Nest" is such an entertaining and well written book! This is a quick, fun read with a diverse cast of smart voices; I highly recommend it. I'm really looking forward to meeting the author at Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati later this month!

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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This book is addictive! There are only 30 pages left and I don't want it to end!

affiknitty When I'm ready for another family drama, I might have to pick this one up! 4y
karareads @affiknitty , I haven't been disappointed! Though I'm not quite sure how they're going to wrap everything up in just 30 pages... 4y
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The Light of the World: A Memoir | Elizabeth Alexander
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"When we met those many years ago, I let everything happen to me, and it was beauty."

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The Light of the World: A Memoir | Elizabeth Alexander
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This may be one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Elizabeth Alexander's love story made me weep at times and, at others, made me completely furious. I couldn't love this book more.

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This book was PERFECT. While out of town on business last month, every spare second I had was spent nose deep in this book. The plot and characters- sure, great. But the writing... my word, it was beautiful! All of the feelings for this book.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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This was hard to get through but I'm so glad I did. I learned a lot reading this book and, to me, its story is the epitome of never giving up: on love, life, work- all of it. It's a reminder that life is ridiculously uncontrollable and to not waste what so many would give anything for- time.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I'm about halfway through this book and am really enjoying it! Each chapter follows a different person who is somehow connected to a group of 4 middle-aged siblings; it's really fun to hear a different voice every chapter, like a series of separate stories all in one book! But connected!

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After watching "Real Housewives of New York" (I KNOW ?), I was super curious about this memoir written by Carole Radziwill. Really interesting so far! Didn't realize her husband was JFK Jr's first cousin and that his wife was Carole's best friend.