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The Post-Office Girl
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books. Two characters in our story are vaguely meant to represent Zweig himself our Author character, played by Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalised version of himself, played by Jude Law. But, in fact, M. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well." 2009 PEN Translation Prize Finalist The logic of capitalism, boom and bust, is unremitting and unforgiving. But what happens to human feeling in a completely commodified world? In The Post-Office Girl, Stefan Zweig, a deep analyst of the human passions, lays bare the private life of capitalism.Christine toils in a provincial post office in postWorld War I Austria, a country gripped by unemployment. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives from Christines rich American aunt inviting her to a resort in the Swiss Alps. Christine is immediately swept up into a world of inconceivable wealth and unleashed desire. She feels herself utterly transformed: nothing is impossible. But then, abruptly, her aunt cuts her loose. Christine returns to the post office, where yes, nothing will ever be the same. Christine meets Ferdinand, a bitter war veteran and disappointed architect, who works construction jobs when he can get them. They are drawn to each other, even as they are crushed by a sense of deprivation, of anger and shame. Work, politics, love, sex: everything is impossible for them. Life is meaningless, unless, through one desperate and decisive act, they can secretly remake their world from within. Cinderella meets Bonnie and Clyde in Zweigs haunting and hard-as-nails novel, completed during the 1930s, as he was driven by the Nazis into exile, but left unpublished at the time of his death. The Post-Office Girl, available here for the first time in English, transforms our image of a modern masters achievement.
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quietjenn
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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#santathing has arrived! Thanks so much, @RidgewayGirl for choosing them! Cold Comfort Farm is an all-time favorite (no worries though, because I'm always giving it away and it's time to revisit) so I'm pretty confident of your choices!

LeahBergen I have Gillespie and I waiting on my shelves. 👍🏻 1mo
ljuliel Gillespie and I is very good ! 1mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen I'm totally unfamiliar with it, but it sounds great! 1mo
quietjenn @ljuliel that's so good to hear! I'm excited for it. 1mo
RidgewayGirl I‘m glad you‘re pleased! I‘m hopeful you‘ll love the two you haven‘t read as we seem to love the same books . 6d
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sprainedbrain
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I had a productive lunchtime outing today, and my #HighFiveToSummerSwap package is on its way... should arrive by Saturday. 😃

Also, Branddy, your next book for #ReadersGonnaRead is on its way and should arrive early next week!

JoScho Yay!!! Thanks for the update ❤️ 5mo
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sprainedbrain
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I‘m sorry for being two days late sending out your next #LMPBC #GroupT book, Ashley! It took me longer to read than I expected, but I really enjoyed Cathy‘s book. 😃

Also, some #bookmail headed your way, Karen!

Both packages should be delivered by Wednesday.

Chili @sprainedbrain oooh 😮 I love book mail!💕💜 9mo
sprainedbrain @Chili can‘t wait to hear what you think of Kerri‘s BFF‘s book. 😂 9mo
Chili @sprainedbrain You are so mean!!! 🤣 9mo
sprainedbrain @Chili I know! I did send some actual literature to soften the blow. 🤪 9mo
Chili @sprainedbrain 🤪😘 9mo
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guinsgirlreads
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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@kstadt929 look for your #funkopopandbookswap package Friday! 👏🏻

kstadt929 Aww yay! I‘m so excited!! 🎉 Thanks for the heads up 😁 9mo
guinsgirlreads @kstadt929 me too! You are so welcome ! 9mo
guinsgirlreads @kstadt929 Just want to make sure this got to you?!?! Thanks!! 9mo
kstadt929 @guinsgirlreads Yes I got it!! Was just about to make a post 😁😁 9mo
guinsgirlreads @kstadt929 ok good! I just worry! 9mo
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LaraReads
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Finally, finally, finally had time to get some #litsylove packages and responses mailed out! 💗📚💕 I am so slow 🐢, but I‘m having a blast! Working on more as I write this. Hope you are all having a beautiful Tuesday! It‘s the last day of winter, everyone!! 🎉💛🌷💚🌸💜🌼🌳🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz May I know where did you get those beautiful lovely red envelopes? 10mo
LaraReads @Jee_HookedOnBookz They are actually kinda hot pink. But they have tons of styles & colors on amazon! 10mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @LaraReads ooops so sorry my color vocab is kinda limited 😔 I'll check them out in Amazon then! Thank you! 10mo
LaraReads @Jee_HookedOnBookz my picture taking skills aren‘t always the best either 🤣 I realized I almost forgot to snap one, so had to get the bagged up version which is in shadow. Happy shopping though! I pretty much live on Amazon, hate to say. 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg me too!! I basically use Amazon like how I use Google lol 10mo
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sprainedbrain
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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My post office bag runneth over today. 😃

The next #LGPOG package is on the way to @Eyelit and should arrive by Tuesday.

The next #ReadersGonnaRead book should get to @Theshadedbuffalo by Wednesday.

And the first book for round two of #HGPBC #TeamDracula should reach @AsYouWish tomorrow!

😃

AsYouWish Oh goodness, I haven't picked out my book yet! Hopefully this weekend, I can pick it out and then get it read soon!! 11mo
sprainedbrain @AsYouWish haha! I don‘t think there‘s a rush for our round 2 is there? 11mo
AsYouWish Haha!! I know for me it is a busy time of the school year and I may or may not have forgotten about finding a book, 🤦🏻‍♀️! But I will get on it this weekend, 🤞🏻!! 11mo
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Wife
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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All my #JB #LMPBC #GenreSwapPBC and other swaps materials and supplies in one place! Mailing my #HometownSwap and #LMPBC in the morning. @readinginthedark @MicrobeMom @suvata @StephanieGeiser @LauraJ @emilyjwhit9

Burghbookaddict So organized. I love it 😍 1y
Mdargusch Impressive! 1y
Wife @BurghBookAddict @Mdargusch Thanks! Anything organized is an anomaly around here! I hope I can keep it this way. 🌹 1y
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tammysue That‘s fabulous! 😍 1y
tracey38 I need to get a basket just for my #jb supplies 1y
Amabear I need to do this! 1y
CareBear This is great! 1y
Wife @whatshesreadingnow @tracey38 @Amabear @carebear ❤️ It is nice to sit down and have everything at hand (and it‘s portable if I want to write away from home) 1y
readinginthedark Genius! 1y
SaturnDoo ❤❤❤❤I didn't realize you had all your stuff organized too until after I posted about mine. I just now got a free minute to come back and look at yours again. I love it. I found more cards and things 😣that I had stuffed into a drawer that I'm now going to have to add to my cube🙄 I guess it was out of sight out of mind 😂 1y
Wife @saturndoo Great minds think alike!🌹 (edited) 1y
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kaysworld1
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Parcel for #itstrulycriminalswap has been sent to @Deangirl 👾💝
Parcel for #summerbookmarkswap to @Sorceryandswords 🐭💙
Parcel for a #bookfriend in Holland has been sent.

Forgot to take a picture before hand but there on the way. Don't open till opening days 😃

OutsmartYourShelf Thanks so much 😊 Better get my skates on for this one now I‘ve sorted parcel for Harry Potter swap. 2y
kaysworld1 @Deangirl Don't rush with it, it's not supposed to be sent till August a bit ahead of schedule but at least you have it. I'm waiting for a few bits for Harry Potter then it's coming to you. X 😃📚 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Thank you darling! Yours will be sent off as soon as I get back from vacation. I can‘t wait to get it to you! If I get chance I‘ll post it on our way to our vacation 🖤🖤 When is opening day for the swap? I was never given any info on it when I agreed to help out last minute 🖤😹 2y
kaysworld1 @Sorceryandswords August hun do you have plenty of time no rush x 2y
Sophoclessweetheart 🖤🖤🖤😊 2y
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Kelican17
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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To the post office I go! #jb

Craftylikefox Fun stamps!!! 2y
vkois88 Love! I'm still so bummed I missed out on those stamps! But I DID find cheap villians stickers at Joann's that I'm super excited about 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 you can order them online!!! 2y
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vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn't see them on the PO website 😔 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 well dang!! I saw them last week!! 2y
vkois88 Booooo 😭😭 maybe it's a regional thing? Mine just had Mister Rogers and floral patterns. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
tracey38 I just ordered these last week. Can't wait to get them. 2y
vkois88 @tracey38 WHERE??????? @Kelican17 I found stamps on the PO website 😊 2y
vkois88 Wait... Amazon has them!!! More than I'd like to spend. BUT def worth it bc I'd frame half 2y
Kelican17 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kelican17 yes!!! And you can also order international stamps from amazon, but they are about $18.00!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks They have scooby doo!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG they have Janis Joplin 🎼🎤 2y
Kelican17 I can see my bank account getting a lot smaller in the near future 🤔💸📬 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kelican17 ikr!!!! 😘🤣😂 I have your mom‘s birthday package to mail today, but it‘s not going to make it in time 😢 I‘ve had so much going on! 😩😩 2y
Kelican17 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hey- it just makes it a happy birth-week instead of a happy birthDAY!! 😁😁😁 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kelican17 that‘s true!!!! She‘s so sweet!!! 💗💗💗 2y
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Our post office in NJ has Janice! 2y
Kelican17 Thank you, everyone!!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
vkois88 @tracey38 thank you! 2y
tracey38 @vkois88 you're welcome! 2y
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guinsgirlreads
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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My weekends are psycho with work.. sorry I haven‘t posted this before! These went out on Friday and should be arriving at the destinations tomorrow!!

#nonfictionbookexchange #2018nonfictionbookexchange #funkopopswap

@inwhichHeikereadsharder @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 2y
heikemarie Sounds great! 2y
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TaylorMay
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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@Jadams1776 your package is on the way! I got it out later than I wanted because I've been sick but it should still get there in plenty of time! Email me if you want the tracking info 😉 #BlanketAndABookSwap #LitsySwaps @JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

JoeStalksBeck Hey next time just for safety purposes don‘t write out what‘s in the box just use the acronym. Don‘t want people busting into packages 🤗 2y
TaylorMay @JoeStalksBeck okay! Sorry I didn't even think of that 2y
Jadams1776 Yay! 2y
JoeStalksBeck Don‘t be sorry sweetie, I just know people have had some problems before. It‘s just a safety measure. Now that I think if it I‘ll put that in my suggestion page when I do a swap! 🤗 2y
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MonikaS
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Drop off and pick up! Finally sent out my #cupidgoespostal package today! @Mdargusch it should be there before or on Valentine‘s Day! Sorry it took so long.
And picked up my package from @enidkeaner . Thank you so much! Can‘t wait to open it!😊

Mdargusch I don‘t know if you saw my post but I left for vacation today. So I will open it when I get home 2/17 I‘m so excited! 2y
MonikaS @Mdargusch Oh no I didn‘t! Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Sorry I didn‘t get it to you before you left😢 2y
Mdargusch No problem! I just wanted you to know since I won‘t be posting about it on the 14th. 2y
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Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💘💘 2y
enidkeaner @MonikaS I‘m so glad it made it t you safely! I hope you enjoy! 😊 2y
MonikaS @enidkeaner 😀😀 2y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I just found out that I haven't gotten my mail in a week bc my post office sucks but look what came today @collegecatlady !!! I'm so excited to open it !

#FeedAReader
@TricksyTails
@MinDea

collegecatlady Feel free to open it whenever; there‘s no open date! 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 awesomeness I'll open it now and post a pic!!!! 2y
TricksyTails 👏😁 Can‘t wait for you to open it!! 2y
MinDea 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉wahoo!!! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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This is my last one til summer solstice. #cupidgoespostal.

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ilaRia
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
Pickpick

Good

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mrsmarch
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Avanders 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
stacybmartin Yay - I was just gonna post this! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 2y
mrsmarch @stacybmartin I signed up for text message alerts so my phone buzzed me 😂 It looks like it materialized out of thin air in Boston at 4 am today. The interstates here were closed for a while this morning because of icy conditions. ❄️🚐🎊 2y
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MrBook WOOHOO! 👍🏻👍🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
stacybmartin It‘s out for delivery!!! 🙌🏼 2y
mrsmarch @stacybmartin It‘ll be here around dinner time and I‘ll open it once the kids are in bed. ❤️🤩📭 2y
stacybmartin @mrsmarch - there is one gift inside for your girls. I hope you all enjoy! 🎄❤️🎄 2y
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mrsmarch
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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One of these is on its way to Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 so keep an eye out at TASIS for a heavy-ish box @WanderingBookaneer .... The other is SoCal-bound for #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange....Could it be on the way to you?! 🤔

Gissy Wonderful! 👏👏👏👏🎅🏼📚 2y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
nelehelen It was meeeeeeeeeee!!! 2y
mrsmarch @nelehelen It WAS you! And I snerk-laughed when you originally liked the photo. Because I knew. 2y
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Cinfhen
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I'm heading to the post office later today because I got a notice that there is a package for me!!!! Could it be my #FallBookExchange #HalloweenGoesPostal?!? 🙏🏻❣️🤞🏼I'm also ready to mail two books to my friends @emilyhaldi @Morr_Books #BookMailMonday

Simona 🤞🤞🤞 2y
Cinfhen Books have been mailed ~ 14 business days give or take @Morr_Books @emilyhaldi 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @Simona but it wasn‘t my #FallBookExchange package ☹️ 2y
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emilyhaldi You‘re the best!! 🙌🏻 2y
Simona Ohh 😔 2y
TsundokuAleax Okay, I was you fall book exchange partner and am totally worried. I sent it out at the beginning of the month. 2y
Cinfhen No way!!! I know you...you're awesome 💜thanks for letting me know ~ mail to Israel can be tricky..I'm sorry if I stressed you out 😕Hopefully it's not lost ~ I appreciate you taking that expense of shipping overseas ~ I'll keep you posted @TsundokuAleax Happy Halloween 👻🎃👻 2y
TsundokuAleax @Cinfhen I have stalking you for weeks worried if you got it or not. I actually sent something to Australia the same day and she got it a while ago. 2y
Cinfhen It can take some time, and sometimes things get held up in customs...I'm not sure if the post office provided u with tracking ?!? Otherwise we wait and see. @TsundokuAleax 2y
TsundokuAleax @Cinfhen they did provide with tracking. It was out of USPS once it left the country but when I looked up the Israeli postal system it said it had arrived last week. Will double check when I get home. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Coming your way!!! 👻🎃😊📚

sweetpealsd 😁😁🎉🎉yay! Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!!! 😘😘 2y
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EchoLogical
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Finally shipped my #halloweengoespostal box out today. A wonderful postmistress named Cathy actually added Halloween stamps to my box to give it a little something extra. It should reach its destination on Monday so hopefully the wait won't be too agonizing for my match. Lol

#fallbookexchange @BookishMarginalia

Libby1 @EchoLogical - why is the flag at half mast? I‘m from the US originally but live in the UK now so maybe I missed something? 2y
EchoLogical @Libby1 4 US soldiers were recently killed in an ambush in Niger. 2y
Chelsibeau Palm trees 🌴😍 2y
EchoLogical @Chelsibeau Yep. I'm down in sunny FL 2y
Libby1 @EchoLogical - of course. I‘d heard about this. I wasn‘t sure if that was the reason for the flag being at half mast. 😢 2y
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pocketmermaid
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Off it goes into the world! Safe travels, little #bookmail box. #SummerSantaGoesPostal #SummerSolsticeBookExchange

tpixie Come to Kansas!!! 3y
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Jas16
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I am finally going to the post office tomorrow to mail a certain someone a poorly wrapped package. #summersantagoespostal

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
riversong153 It's what's inside that counts!! 3y
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Oftencantdecide
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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#MarchIntoReading- This book is #SetInThe1920s in Austria.

RealLifeReading Loved this! 3y
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Oftencantdecide
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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#readJanuary- My current fav. with #GirlInTheTitle.

RealLifeReading Loved this 3y
SaraFair Did not know about this! Stacked. 3y
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Smangela
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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#CupidGoesPostal! This girl finished up and sent out her #ValentinesBookExchange this morning and there wasn't even that long of a line at the Post Office! I wish I would've thought quicker and told the employee that it was "yes, only books" for the media mail rate though! Now I'll know for next time! I'm so nervous! I hope my recipient likes what I picked out!

Reviewsbylola 😍😍 3y
writerlibrarian ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3y
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Oftencantdecide
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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I liked the first part of this much more than the second. The ending seemed a bit sudden. It definitely felt unfinished-- maybe it was, since the book was published posthumously. Still, I really liked this book.

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Oftencantdecide
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Accidentally coordinated my knitting and my reading 😊

tricours What pattern is that? 3y
tricours That looks like something I have to make eventually! 3y
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Oftencantdecide
The Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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Stopped by Book Culture today and bought another of Stefan Zweig's works.

Moray_Reads I ❤ this one 3y
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rebuketodali
Post-Office Girl | Stefan Zweig
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9 out of 10 shihtzus enjoy Stefan Zweig.

Trav I love Stefan Zweig, so underrated as an author. Have you read Beware of Pity? 4y
MyBookLife My gosh, what a cutie 😍😍😍 4y
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