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Shotgun Lovesongs
Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny grew up together in rural Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, their lives all began the same way, but have since taken different paths. Henry stayed on the family farm and married his first love, whilst the others left in search of something more. Ronnie became a rodeo star, Kip made his fortune in the city, and musician Lee found fame but heartbreak, too. Now all four are back in town for a wedding, each of them hoping to recapture their old closeness but unable to escape how much has changed. Amid the happiness of reunion and celebration, old rivalries resurface and a wifes secret threatens to tear both a marriage and a friendship apart . . . This is a novel about the things that matter love and loyalty, the power of music and the beauty of nature told in a uniquely beautiful, warm-hearted and profound way and exploring the age-old question of whether we can ever truly come home.
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Kdgordon88
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#BookReport:
Finished:
Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys 3⭐️
Shotgun Lovesongs 4 1\u002 🌟. Nickolas Butler is now a must read author for me.
Doing Time 3 1/2 🌟

Started:
Anne‘s House of Dreams
HP and the Goblet of Fire on audio

Weekly Forecast:
Notebook 6 and 7 of Lilli de Jong #lilliread
Jackaby for #LitsyAtoZ

Cinfhen Glad you loved Shotgun / How‘s Lilli??? 3d
Kdgordon88 Lilli started out really flat for me but it‘s getting better and has hooked me enough that I want to know what happens next. @Cinfhen (edited) 3d
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Kdgordon88
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Current read: tagged
Last line: I had a hunch Ronny would come back someday, too.
Current drink: Sumatra coffee with a little whole milk.

#weekendreads. @rachelsbrittain

BookNAround Such a good book! 1w
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BiblioLitten
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“...maples, their reds as bold as the hearts we coloured back in elementary school, those paper hearts we crayoned the hell out of to give to our mothers.” 🍁
This book made me teary-eyed more than once. 💕
🌟🌟🌟🌟

julesG Perfect alignment in your photo 1mo
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bourne.shell
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I loved this book. I loved the characters. This hit me at the perfect time and on so many levels. Having lived in a small town and moving to the city. I was craving a character driven novel and this delivered. I had to force myself to put the book down at times, so I wouldn't finish the book to quickly. I'm going to miss Lee, Henry, and Beth the most.

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bourne.shell
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Still loving this book. Trying to put it down for the night so I don't just sit and finish it. Love this part! This reminds me. I got people to call.

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bourne.shell
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“It's a funny thing, being married to someone for so long, being someone's best friend for so long. Because on those few occasions when they surprise you, it feels like the biggest thing in the world.“ ..... This is so true

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bourne.shell
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Really enjoying this character driven novel about 4 friends from a small rural town. You know when you read the first chapter and you get goosebumps ... I think this ones going to be good.

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BarbaraBB
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Life in rural #Wisconsin as lived by four friends who grew up together. They went through a lot, maybe they aren‘t even friends anymore, but there is so much that binds them.
The story is well written with good character building, however I think it‘ll turn out to be one of those books I‘ll soon forget all about.

#ReadingUSA2019

Kalalalatja Nice looking reading spot you have found there 👌 2mo
BarbaraBB Thanks @Kalalalatja this is at my parents house! 💕 2mo
Flaneurette My home state! I‘ve had this on my kindle forever bc I got it as a daily deal but just haven‘t been motivated to read it.. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#WanderingJune My favorite novel about not just #OneSmallTownBoy but 4. It‘s a story about friendship, community, fame, priorities and sacrifice. I LOVED IT 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸
Also wanted to thank everyone for all the get well wishes. My husband is still in hospital and my concentration is scattered in million pieces, but seeing all your comments really lifts my spirits. THANK YOU 💕💕💕

TrishB Still sending hugs 💕 5mo
Kalalalatja Hope he feels better soon 💕 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this book. Sending you ❤️, hugs and healing thoughts. ❣️ 5mo
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BarbaraBB I stack this one for Wisconsin for my USA reading challenge! 5mo
Cinfhen Yay @BarbaraBB I don‘t own it or I would send it to you but I loved it so much!! I think you will too. 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends xx all the hugs and well wishes are truly felt @TrishB @Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm 💞💞💞💞💞 5mo
kspenmoll So sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he is healing. Sending you love & healing thoughts for you both. 💕💕 5mo
BookwormM Keeping you both on my thoughts 5mo
DarcysMom You and your husband are in my thoughts. ❤ 5mo
LeahBergen Sending you lots of love! 😘😘😘 5mo
JennyM Sending you love by the bucket loads ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Oh Cindy, I‘m so sorry to hear about this. Waiting & uncertainty & just being in hospitals are so awful. I‘m sending my best wishes for your husband & lots of love your way 💓💓💓 5mo
Centique Oh buddy! Feel so much for you in this situation. I hate seeing my husband sick too - they‘re our rocks huh? Sending so much love to both of you 💕💕💕 5mo
RachelO 💐 5mo
gradcat Wow Cindy, I feel like a total witch. I didn‘t know your husband is ailing...I truly hope he is feeling better. I‘m thinking of you & your family & hoping you all are well. ♥️💜🙏 (edited) 5mo
Hollie I hope your husband gets to feeling better and I hope that you‘re taking care of yourself during this stressful time for you. Love and hugs to you ♥️ 5mo
DebinHawaii Thinking of you and sending much love. 💕💕💕 5mo
marleed You are in my daily prayers. 5mo
Megabooks Continuing to pray for you and your husband! Sending hugs! 🤗💙😘 5mo
squirrelbrain Only just seen that your husband is ill Cindy - sending love to you both 😘 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Hoping you can break your hubby out of the hospital soon and you can be home together again. 💞 5mo
Reviewsbylola Omg, I‘m just now seeing this! I hope everything is ok. ♥️♥️ 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Reviewsbylola I saw you got the books...yay and happy to make @Mdargusch happy 😊 we did bust him out @4thhouseontheleft but he still has the unknown virus in his system and is considered “contagious” so now my house feels like a Hazmat scene 😳😬 5mo
Cinfhen SO MUCH gratitude 🙏🏻 thank you all for the kind words. They make a difference @kspenmoll @BookwormM @DarcysMom @LeahBergen @JennyM @CoffeeAndABook @Centique @RachelO @gradcat @Hollie @DebinHawaii @marleed @Megabooks @squirrelbrain and the prayers worked because Hubs is home 🏠 ❤️ he still has the infection and there is no known diagnosis as yet, but he was improving and wanted OUT OF THE HOSPITAL in the worst way. 5mo
Megabooks Glad he‘s home!! 💙💙💙 Take care, and I hope he starts to feel better!! 💜💜 5mo
DebinHawaii I'm so happy he is back home! Take care of him and of you! I'll keep thinking positive thoughts for him to get well soon. 😘❤️ 5mo
gradcat So glad he‘s at home, babe, where he can recuperate with his family, in comfort...my heart goes out to you & yours ♥️ 5mo
marleed Oh thank goodness and my continued prayers for a speedy recovery! 5mo
LeahBergen Oh, good to hear! 😘😘 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Being home is always better 💓 I bet having to treat him as contagious is super time consuming! I used to be a nurse & worked on a ward for infectious disease & I certainly remember 😷🧼🥼I hope all that gets lifted very soon. Or that he simply gets well very quickly! With you there I‘m sure he‘s already better 💞 sending a hug 🤗 😘 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so happy to hear he is at home and improving! 💜💜 5mo
Centique 💕💕💕 Great news! 5mo
Mdargusch Wow! I‘m so sorry. Take good care of him. ❤️ 5mo
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violabrain
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This book was set in rural Wisconsin outside of Eau Claire, where I have lived for the last five years. He captured what it feels like to live here perfectly. I loved this novel that‘s as much about the power and messiness of friendship as it is a love letter to the author‘s home state and hometown. Pic of my backyard right now. We have been dumped with ~4 feet of snow in the 3 weeks! I thought it was a fitting photo to accompany this review…

Bklover Beautiful! 9mo
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Branwen
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I got such a lovely package in the mail today! Thank you so so so so much @Rachel.Rencher !!!! You are so thoughtful and generous! I'm really excited for both of these! 🤗💕📚 #bookmail

CouronneDhiver ↗️ I have that one too! Haven‘t read it yet though 10mo
Branwen @CouronneDhiver It looks really good, doesn't it? 😃 10mo
Rachel.Rencher Yaaay! I hope you love them 🤗❤📚 10mo
Branwen @Rachel.Rencher Thank you! I'm positive I will! 😃 10mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 10mo
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BethM
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Honestly, I‘m not sure how I feel about this novel. I wasn‘t riveted but I didn‘t dislike it. I thought it gave an excellent picture of life in rural Wisconsin. From that aspect, it felt like a warm hug. We know these people, we‘ve lived in or around this town, some of us never left. It was a compelling look at life and I wonder how those who haven‘t lived this experience find the book.

Eggs I'm intrigued...Love that cover! Stacked 13mo
Quirkybookworm I liked it!! 13mo
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LoverofLit
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This was a surprisingly solid read. Not something I would normally pick up but a friend recommended it off the clearance rack. It was 2 bucks so what the hey. And I'm glad I agreed! A little slow to start but picks up pace with an emotional ending. Four grown mens' stories of their lives as adults weaving in and out of their hometown in the rural Midwest and their friendships with each other. The writing was solid and I teared up some. Recommend👍

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America 🇺🇸💖

tammysue 👏🏻👍🏻 13mo
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LoverofLit
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Ahhhh! There it is! The title of the book. 138 pages in 👏💖 I need a good hashtag to start recording all the books I find their own titles in!

RaimeyGallant Haha. :) 13mo
Christine I love it when the title is in the book! 🤓❤️ (Also, I love this book. 🙂) 13mo
LoverofLit @Christine I really enjoyed it much more than I even expected to! ❤ 13mo
LoverofLit @MaggieCarr I like #titlesbetweenthecovers a lot. Thanks! 😊 13mo
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LoverofLit
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This cover is SO pretty! Pictures really don't do it justice 😍

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Karkar
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I really enjoyed this book. About 5 friends and their lives after high school.

Reviewsbylola This sounds really good! 14mo
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phyhill
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Starting this one today.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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The story of four friends who are bound by their upbringing in the same small town, and struggle to make sense of their future. Butler's writing is quiet, lyrical and tender. I adore this.

Congratulations on your Litsy milestone, Barbara, and thank you for the opportunity to win. 💕 #spotlightgiveaway

Avidreader25 I loved this one! 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks, this sounds really good! I am stacking it! 1y
JenReadsAlot So good! And he's amazing 😍 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Congratulations on your new home!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win some books!! So sweet of you!! 💕📚

#Movinggiveaway

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ErinSueMreads
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CONGRATS ON THE NEW HOUSE @Rachel.Rencher and @Lucas.Rencher !!! 🏘🏘 #movinggiveaway

Rachel.Rencher Thank you!! Good luck! 😍 2y
ErinSueMreads @Rachel.Rencher no thank you!!! 2y
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LauraBrook
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Watching the latest episode of one of my favorite PBS shows, Around the Farm Table, and Nickolas Butler showed up! This episode is about Inga‘s book club lunch and they read this book. How cool that Mr Butler will actually be there! #pbsnerd

Bambolina_81 I love this book! Mr Butler is rather lovely too! 2y
LauraBrook @Bambolina_81 I have yet to read it, and I have an ARC! 🙊 I agree, he ain‘t too bad! 😊😉 2y
Cortg Curiosity got me. I looked this book up on GR and it sounds fantastic! Stacked! 2y
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Jas16
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Really loved this book about childhood friends maintaining those bonds in adulthood despite different paths. This a quiet book about decent people who still have strong ties to their hometown even though most of them leave repeatedly. The way Butler writes about Wisconsin is incredible. So glad I picked this up.

MCYmermaid Worked well for me as an audio book, too. 2y
Hoopiefoot I love this book! 2y
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Jas16
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Just started this one today and loving it so far. #music #riotgrams

Chelsea.Poole Love this one! 2y
JenReadsAlot Great book! Plus he is a really nice guy! 2y
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BrooklynTree
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DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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Melissa_J
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Thank you for my mid-January package @TheKidUpstairs Your mid-January package should arrive tomorrow 🤣 Wait until you read my letter! You‘ll notice some similarities with your letter to me 😊 I‘m looking forward to reading these books, as well as drinking the tea (did you make the tea bag holder?) #LitsyPenPals

TheKidUpstairs Yay! Glad it arrived! I was getting myself a copy of Shotgun Lovesongs and saw it was on your TBR, so I just had to get you one too 😃 I look forward to a package tomorrow! (Am i right in guessing your household has been battling the never-ending illness as well? I hope everyone is getting better!) I did not make the tea holder, it was at my library's annual craft sale and I couldn't resist! 2y
Melissa_J @TheKidUpstairs not illness, although I‘ve had issues, but vacation planning. Maybe I‘ll see you in PEI this summer 🌅😊 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Melissa_J oh! That's far more exciting! I'll look forward to reading your letter! 2y
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Jas16
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Yes!! My Book Outlet Boxing Day order finally arrived. It is my first order with them and I couldn‘t resist. I got 21 books for under $40. Most of these are #blameitonlistsy titles. So ready for the readathon now.

robinb Great haul for that price! 👍👏👏👏 2y
Zelma Rats Saw God! ❤️ 2y
Alytrue What a stack! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Oohhh!!! Tamora Pierce !! 2y
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Skybariline
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Solid read about friendship among a group of adult men who grew up together on a small Wisconsin town. They see each other through triumph and tragedy as they are both taken away from, and drawn back to, their community of origin.

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Paty1
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I loved loved loved this book. The story is very touching and the characters feel real and relatable. It's a lovely reflection on what home means and what implies to grow up and change. I might have read it being a bit too young (I was 16) but still it deeply moved me and I know I'll come back to it. 5🌟

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Five friends grow up in a small midwestern town. Some leave and lead separate lives but eventually return to their hometown. This is funny and touching.

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Lola
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On a college tour of UW Madison with my daughter. Post formal tour, she's exploring more of the campus. I'm passing the time on this beautiful day sitting outside the Student Union, reading a book set in Wisconsin by a Wisconsin author, and drinking what many would argue is Wisconsin's favorite beverage. After some time with my #bookandbeer, I'm going to check out the University Bookstore. Of course.

MrBook Nice! Sounds like a great day! 😊 2y
moranadatter Have fun! If you have time to walk a few blocks down State Street to Gorham, you'll find A Room of One's Own, my favorite bookstore. 2y
peaknit How fun indeed! We live 20 minutes south of Madison, love that town! 1y
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Cinfhen
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#90sinJuly #CowboyDan Ok, today's prompt is a bit of a challenge @Robothugs but I'm going with this amazing book I read a few years ago! It's about 4 childhood friends, one is now a rodeo star, another a farmer who married his HS sweetheart, then there's the guy who turned "city slicker" & lastly Lee, a bonafide musician with all the trappings of fame, success & money. This book is salt & earth goodness - a MUST READ ~ don't need to like cowboys?

wen4blu This one has been in my tbr pile for ages. Moving it up! 2y
emilyhaldi I've wondered about this one in the past- happy to see your positive endorsement!! 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!! I really loved it!!! Please tag me with your thoughts after you're done reading it😊 @wen4blu (edited) 2y
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Cinfhen I was so impressed @emilyhaldi 2y
RachelO Well that sounds just about spot on! 2y
ReadingEnvy Sounds cute. 2y
peaknit One of my very favorite books! I've seen the author a couple of times, he walked right out of the pages of this book #wisconsinproud ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen I'm sure @peaknit this book reads as so genuine 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a story about home & friendships. A story of 4 men who grew up together in a small town & went on their separate ways in life. All of them are lonely in some ways but they know they can always rely on each other. You'll find the characters grow on you, be engaged in the tale of friendships lost & found, of love & betrayal, of forgiveness & growing up. Quite a wonderful & touching story against the Midwestern heartland backdrop.Adore this.

Bambolina_81 I really enjoyed this and I had never heard of the author before so it was a real treat 😊 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Bambolina_81 I was skeptical about this one initially, lives of four people in a small town setting sounded mundane..glad I was proven wrong. A pleasant surprise! 😊 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Time to snuggle up with a green tea latte 😋and get introduced to the characters in this small town of the rural Wisconsin countryside. #currentread

cathysaid Ooh...that looks interesting. Looking forward to your review! 2y
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annkuch13
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Thank you so much @peaknit for completely spoiling me! Local candy, Star Wars gear, washi tape, the coolest socks ever all on top of four awesome books! I stoked about the two from my wish list, but even more excited about the other two! The Sugar Queen sounds magical and I can't believe that you got Shotgun Lovesongs signed! Thank you!

Thank you to the fabulous @BookishMarginalia for organizing! #summersantagoespostal #summersolsticebookexchange

CouronneDhiver Looks awesome! 2y
WanderingBookaneer Love the socks! 2y
peaknit I'm so glad I'm a formidable stalker😂 This was so fun to put together! I ❤️ Nikolas Butler.. ❤️ him ...speaking of stalking...hahaha! 2y
annkuch13 @peaknit love it haha I hope to share the obsession! 💜💜 2y
kspenmoll Socks, books, zipper pouch- 👏❤️ 2y
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Bambolina_81
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A quiet story written from the perspectives of five childhood friends as they explore the very real world of complex adult relationships. Great scene setting and simple but well written prose, this had me engaged from the outset and I am a huge fan of multiple narrators. I began reading the paperback but was so hooked I had to download the audio so I could listen while I did other things.

Cinfhen LOVED this book 💗💗💗 3y
Suet624 Love that photo. 3y
Lakesidemusing I loved it, too!❤️ 3y
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Moody I'm one chapter from the end of this. I'm in love with both Henry and Beth! 2y
Bambolina_81 @Moody isn't it a great read? It's loosely based on a singer but I forget who...will have to give it a Google! 2y
Moody Ooh, I didn't know that! X 2y
Bambolina_81 @Moody Bon Iver...that's the name I couldn't think of! X 2y
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Bambolina_81
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When you get to a cliffhanger but you have to stop listening because you can't find your headphones 😣 hate that!! On the plus side - loving in this book

Lakesidemusing Oh, no!!!! I LOVED the audio version ❤ 3y
BookNAround This was fantastic! Just read his newest one too. 3y
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Bambolina_81
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Loving this so far. The relationships are interesting and written really well. I'd never heard of Nickolas Butler before this but now I'd like to read his other two novels 😊.

peaknit I loved this book! I just read his most recent, also good stuff! 3y
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Hoopiefoot
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I love my life.

CouronneDhiver Looks like you get great natural light in that room! ☀️ 3y
Cinfhen I LOVED this book ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
kspenmoll 👏😍 3y
Hoopiefoot @Cinfhen I loved it too! SO GOOD. 3y
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Freefallinmissy
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Sunday reading

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Christine
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I flew through this on audio and ADORED it. Will be at the front of the line to read his next one (Thanks, @Penny_LiteraryHoarders !) and am now craving/would love recommendations for more Upper Midwest fiction.

Cinfhen I LOVED this book ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
mdhughes72 After the Parade by Lori Ostlund. 3y
Christine @mdhughes72 Thank you!! I recently had Lori Ostlund's short story collection out of the library but never got to it; the novel sounds great!! 3y
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Christine @Cinfhen Yay, it's so good!! 3y
mdhughes72 @Christine, one sociologist to another. 3y
Christine @mdhughes72 You're a sociologist? Fantastic!! 3y
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Christine
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Settling in for a very Wisconsin-y night here in California! (Go Pack Go!!! 💚💛💚💛🧀🏈🧀🏈)

Iamlisa22 What an AMAZING game 💛💚 3y
Christine @Iamlisa22 That it was!!! 3y
Garyrej Great read,great game! 3y
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Christine @Garyrej Yes the game was so so good - just starting the book, but so far I am liking it a lot! 3y
MicheleinPhilly ❤ that book! And I'm not even a football fan BUT I am a Philadelphian. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU Green Bay. ☺ 3y
Christine @MicheleinPhilly Oh good re the book, so glad to hear that bc I really value your opinion! And (LOL) on behalf of my Packers, you're welcome. 😜 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved this story! He's got a new one coming out that's supposed to be even better. Yay. 3y
Christine @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Ooh yay, thanks for the tip! I'm about halfway through this and loving it, better put the new one on my list immediately! 3y
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Manieschaef
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I live in Eau Claire, near where this book takes place. I've met Nick Butler, heard him read, and my husband graduated high school with the guy Lee Sutton is based on. This book is for sale behind the bar at a little tavern I frequent much like the ones in the book. I've never read a book whose story felt so familiar. It's pretty cool. Nick's writing is beautiful, if maybe too flowery for my taste. Still worth a read.

peaknit Sorry to stalk your posts, :) cool to see someone from my State talking about a local-ish favorite! So cool your husband went to school with a "character"! 3y
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Manieschaef
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Does... does he have a toilet in another room in the house?

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Manieschaef
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I live in northwest WI, where this book takes place. I'm surprised Butler opted to use "casserole" when "hot dish" is the more commonly used term.

Manieschaef Ahhhh hot dish is on the next page! Good job, Nick. 3y
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Coleen
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ErinC I almost put Ready Player One on my list as well but only had room for 7 in my collage so bumped it. It was a great listen! 3y
Jenshootsweddings I bought Shotgun Love Songs but never ended up reading it! 3y
JoeStalksBeck Dark Matter is amazing! My husband has read Ready Player One 4 times 3y
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peaknit Shotgun Love songs is one of my favorites too! Set in my home state and so refreshing to read a book about male friendship. 3y
Christine I really want to read some Nickolas Butler (my childhood home state, too @peaknit!)! 3y
peaknit @Christine he has a new one coming on March 7, and it also sounded perennial Wisconsin when I heard him do a reading! 3y
Coleen Oh @peaknit , thanks for the release date! I found it & it is now on my wishlist! Can't wait! 3y
Christine @peaknit Great to know, thank you!! 3y
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Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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Pickpick

One of my favourite books: A story about old Friends, love, ...

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Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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#photoadaynov16 #setinasmalltown I've featured this book before, but only because I love it so 💙 Shotgun Lovesongs is set in a rural Midwest town, where the setting is another character in the novel. The story follows the friendship of four high school buddies & their subsequent evolution into adulthood. A Land More Kind Than Home & Ordinary Grace, focuses around small towns and draws the reader into that setting, time & place. Love all 3❣️

Coleen ❤️ 3y
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Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book. The story about a group of friends from the Midwest revolves around the themes friendship, family, love, and growing up 🌾 The different points of views and the shifts in time made for an interesting read, especially during the last third 📖

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