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Faithful
Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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OriginalCyn620
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I haven‘t read this but it sounds great!
#faithful #reallyrandomfebruary

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 4d
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#cloudlibrary

TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 2w
Jerdencon This was a great book! 2w
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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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slategreyskies The outline of your walk reminds me of an arrowhead. So cool! :) 3w
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DarcysMom
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ShelfRighteous
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The book follows Shelby, who makes a mistake when she's just 17 and tries to punish herself for it for the rest of her life. Hoffman's writing instantly sucks you into shelby's life, pitying her, agreeing with her, sometimes mentally yelling to tell her how wrong she is. This is a touching story of someone who thinks is unworthy of even being alive to actually realizing life is far more than a tiny moment or an accident that happened long ago.

llcoolnate Wow this is a pretty important concept! Sounds like an interesting read! 5mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 and it has a fantastic cover. 5mo
ShelfRighteous @llcoolnate True! It taught me to value what I have in life rather than crying over what I dont have 5mo
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ShelfRighteous @TrishB This was my 3rd Alice Hoffman and I think I have a new go-to author now. Have you read anything else by her? Would love recommendations🙂 5mo
TrishB This is my fave 5mo
TrishB And this one- you might have read these of course! 😁 5mo
ShelfRighteous @TrishB Thankyou so much! I'll definitely check these out ❤❤❤ 5mo
llcoolnate @ShelfRighteous sounds awesome! 5mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲!... did anyone else have an unnecessarily large book mail stack this week thanks to 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 at B&N, Target, Amazon and/or BetterWorldBooks? 😬📚📬⁣

ladym30 Impressive!❤️ 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a great haul! 👏 7mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime I'm pretty excited to start reading 🤗 7mo
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tammysue I see so many great books there, nice haul! 🙌🏻 7mo
TheRomantiCate Final Girls!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
Freespirit I loved Panchinko and Lincoln in the Bardo 😍 7mo
BooknerdsLife What a great book haul!!! 😍😍 I see so many books that are on my TBR too 📚🙌🏼Happy reading❤️ 7mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @Freespirit I've heard great things about both, can't wait to read them! 7mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @BooknerdsLife yess, Happy Reading to you too! 7mo
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cookreadsleep
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I think I can safely say that I hated this book. It is not a book I would have chosen but I received it as part of the #bookhivebookclub so I felt compelled to finish it. This book could have been so much better, but instead, the author tried to write a 250 page version of a book that would have had to have been much longer to do justice to everything she attempted. Too much tragedy, not enough reality, no logic or explanation.

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cookreadsleep
Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman

“You like monsters?”
“Sure,” Shelby says. “It takes one to know one.”
The kid laughs. “That‘s why the best heroes used to be villains and vice versa.”

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biblioatsea
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6.5.19: Yesterday‘s mini book haul💕

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PaperbackPirate
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This was another beautifully awful Alice Hoffman story. I always feel like I received a life affirmation after reading her books.
A big bonus for me was that this one also has dogs. In fact, Alice named her real life dog after the main character, who I also follow on Instagram (mizindependentshelby).
🐕🐩🐶🐕🐩

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PaperbackPirate
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It takes a moment before Shelby realizes she is the little girl in the picture. Her mother‘s handwriting is on the back. Shelby at five. She‘s wearing a sun hat and there‘s a huge smile on her face. She is surrounded by stalks of dahlias, orange and yellow and pale red, with leaves so big you could write your life story on each one. She looks like a flower in the garden, just like her mother said.

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PaperbackPirate
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Currently reading & California dreaming
(story is set in New York though)
💙 Alice Hoffman 🐶
#fridaynightbookclub
@JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗💗💗 11mo
JoScho I really enjoyed that book 💙 11mo
PaperbackPirate @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I wish I was there again this weekend. 11mo
PaperbackPirate @JoScho I have about 100 pages to go & I‘m loving it! 💙 11mo
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CraftyBookNerd1
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Good story, I liked how Shelby was able to overcome her troubled youth. She had many mistakes as a young woman, but with her love for dogs and a new man towards the end, she was able to turn her life around for the better.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GirlWellRead
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Hoffman's writing is a living thing. Her stories breathe and grow and as the reader, you transcend. Her characters are layered and complex, her writing is rich and incredibly moving, it is fluid. I missed the magical realism associated with Hoffman~I don't think this novel had enough of it other than the reference of an angel. While this story was by no means my favourite, it was indeed a page-turner and I'm so glad I got to read it.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Complete disconnect between the cover & novel inside but never mind...I didn‘t much like the book at the outset primarily, I think, because the main character Shelby Richmond didn‘t much like herself. Mired in guilt, Shelby has to navigate life after a tragedy that changes everything. It takes time, & numerous bad choices, but eventually Shelby finds reasons to live, really live, & love again & by the end of the book I liked it & her. Recommended

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GripLitGrl
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#tarottakeover @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress
Shelley Richmond fits The Hanged Man Card well

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rather_be_reading
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My Alice Hoffman stack! I will be ready to read these soon. Any suggestions on which to start first?

thereadingowlvina Wow! 😯 1y
Velvetfur That's so cool! 1y
Squidapus That's a lotta Hoff 1y
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romanceaddict Faithful...👍 1y
Craftylikefox The story sisters or Probable Future 1y
romanceaddict You‘re welcome @rather_be_reading Looking forward to your review. 1y
VeronicaWrites The Probable Future was great 1y
PaperbackPirate I haven‘t read all of them but The Probable Future was my favorite. 11mo
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RebelReader
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How does a young woman overcome feeling like she stole her best friend‘s life after a tragic car accident? Alice Hoffman does a nice job of addressing grief, heartbreak, loyalty, friendship and love. This story just pulls you along until the very end. 4⭐️s

CouronneDhiver A good book - I agree! 👍🏽 2y
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Literatigeek
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Today I'm participating in the #24in48 readathon. I'm starting with my current read - Faithful by Alice Hoffman. I'm growing to love this book as the main character grows. I don't know if that was intentional, but it certainly is an experience.

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GripLitGrl
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#CoolBooks #faithful @Linsy
I really enjoyed this one!

sudi Love the cover 😍😍😍 2y
JoScho Me too 💙 2y
Linsy Stacked! 💙 2y
GripLitGrl @sudi yes great cover💕@JoScho 👍💕 2y
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toofondofbooks
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May wrapup number 3

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carlalaureano
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This is my first experience with Alice Hoffman and I think I've found a new favorite author. Consensus seems to be that this isn't even close to her best novel... if that's true, I've got some wonderful things in store.

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toofondofbooks
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Alice Hoffman amazes me at how different each book she writes is but also how fantastic she is as a storyteller. This is somewhat of a coming of age story of a young girl who is involved in a car accident as a teen that leaves her best friend with brain damage. Very good.

Ubookquitous That is one of the reasons she is one of my favorites. 2y
JoScho I loved this one 💙 2y
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peacegypsy
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Spending my Thursday night with this novel. I‘m on page 93 and impressed. 😊

JoScho I loved this one 💙 2y
GripLitGrl Great book!!💗 2y
VelvetSpade Love Alice Hoffman ❤️❤️ 2y
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GatheringBooks nice! i own a copy of this book but haven‘t cracked it open yet. glad to hear i made a good choice getting it :) 2y
Bookish_B I loved this book 😊 2y
peacegypsy @JoScho @GripLitGrl @VelvetSpade @GatheringBooks Thanks for the feedback! This was just beautiful—another that I‘ll be recommending. 😊 2y
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Aaronlisa
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Mehso-so

Read this last year and whilst it‘s not a bad book it‘s not the greatest. I didn‘t care for the end and I think Hoffman tried to do too much.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. 2y
cookreadsleep I‘m reading this right now and i feel that way too. There is a lot going on for such a short book. At times it feels like I‘m reading a summary of a book. It‘s odd. 9mo
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melissajayne
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Wasn‘t sure to make of the book at first, but I really enjoyed it. While it deals with heavy subject matter, it was quite enjoyable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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melissajayne
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Am a little over halfway through the book and am really enjoying it. May break my reading slump...

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melissajayne
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For book club. Just started it and while I only have less than 24 hours to complete it, I am really enjoying it.

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mookierose
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I really love this book. For anyone whose been through depression or a hard time in their lives, it‘s a good story about life, guilt, growing up, and moving on from tragedy. Pick it 😎

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mookierose
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Each one thanks her lucky stars she is not Helene, even though Helene was the beautiful girl who could do as she pleased, the one every boy wanted to date and every girl wanted to be like. But that was then. Now even the outcasts—the fat, the unattractive, the lonely, the sorrowful, the lost—are grateful to be who they are, at least for a single evening.

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mookierose
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My valentine😌💕 #cozy

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GripLitGrl
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I just finished this audiobook so many emotions and feels while listening. Not very easy subject matter but the story & character development was wonderfully done. Loved how NYC sort of central character in the book bonus book & writter references in the story added to the characters as well. The plot had some twist & turns i did not know where the book was taking me but it was a great journey the whole way through.💗💗👍👍🎧📚

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GripLitGrl
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#readingresolutions #audiobook @Jess7
I feel like i always need an audiobook ready on my phone ever since i started with them a couple months ago. This one just downloaded now I'm waiting for atleast a 30 mins span where i can hit play

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Lovesbooks87
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I have read about 60 pages and I just can't get into this book. I don't know what it is about it.

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Lovesbooks87
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I made it my resolution this year to work on getting my TBR pile down and to not buy so many books and try to read the books I already own. So far so good on this goal!

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irishmaple
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Hoping this is a good one... (My first Alice Hoffman)

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BeckaroniAndCheese
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My reading is slow going this month. We're still unpacking the new house and that work seems to be never ending. Wouldn't trade it for anything though!

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MyBookSwapClub
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On my way to work today I chatted to this lovely guy who was reading a #homemade 'faith' book. What a beautiful way to spend time during your #subway ride. Over the last six months, I've spotted quite a few people reading religious book. Who else does that? He explained to me that this book was pretty special and has all type of prayers. #NYC #subway #commute #spotareader #thebookcam #faith

Nebklvr Very cool. Never heard of this 2y
Laura317 I read Christian fiction and non-fiction. I‘ve never heard of homemade books like this. Interesting. 2y
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Camille2
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GypsyKat
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Ok, here are a couple of books that I picked up in their bargain section. And btw, they had a huge used book section that I could have gone nuts in, but I held myself back because I had already gone nuts in a different section.... that‘ll be the next post. 😉

tpixie They both look great!! #BookHaul 2y
GypsyKat @tpixie I have a hard time resisting Christmas books. 🤷🏻‍♀️🎄 2y
tpixie 🎄my in person Bookclub is reading 🎄 2y
aprilpohren LOVED The Christmas Town!! Donna is one of my favorite authors! @GypsyKat 2y
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lumalison
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An excellent and compelling story of guilt, loss, love, and forgiveness. It resonates with anyone who has stumbled and had to find their way through difficult emotions while moving forward in life. A great vacation read! "What is behind you is gone, what is in front of you awaits"

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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catebutler
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I'll be joining @offtheshelfofficial on their Facebook page tonight at 6pm EDT for their first live book club. They'll be discussing FAITHFUL by Alice Hoffman.

Also if you tune in, there will be a giveaway for a few copies of Alice Hoffman's new book, THE RULES OF MAGIC. If you loved PRACTICAL MAGIC (the movie is one of my favorites), then you'll enjoy this prequel!

#otsreads #offtheshelf #bookclub #faithful #alicehoffman #offtheshelfbookclub

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NatalieR
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#blameitonlitsy I'm so glad I read this emotionally powerful book. I loved this story about the personal growth the MC went through following a tragic accident when she was a teenager. A great reminder that we are often our own worst critics and hold ourselves hostage.

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Bailedbailed

I tried. Really hard. Because this is a book club book. But! 1) the 3rd person omniscient head-hopping distanced me. 2) Being in Shelby's head wasn't enjoyable. I don't need perfect characters, but typically, we as readers pick up on some quality that hooks us in spite of the facade the character puts up. Something about this character just didn't work. I wasn't invested. I'm not the norm, however. So this is likely just a preference thing.

Aleida I wasn't a big fan either. 3y
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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Wow. I'm not very far into this book club pick, but I'm already struggling. 1) So much telling. 2) I did not expect such a depressing read. I'm going to try to stick it out, because this is my first Alice Hoffman.

Alfoster Stay with it. She's good!😍 3y
PenguinInFlight I've really enjoyed her books that I've read...and I've read several. I haven't read this one, though. 3y
PrincessLibrarian Stick with it. I thought the first probably 55-60% was slow, but I really loved how she tidied everything up in the end. 3y
TrishB I really liked it - but it is sad and thoughtful. 3y
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