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Run | Ann Patchett
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Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his childrenall his childrensafe. Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.
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NovelNancyM
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Ann Patchett's novels are character driven and this one had so many well-developed ones, I'm not even sure who the protagonist was. Behind many of the lives of the characters are secrets that not only made for some plot twists, it makes one wonder if we truly do know even the closest people in our lives.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Mehso-so

I‘m always a little bummed when a friend recommends a book, I read it & am disappointed. The good news is in most cases, we still have good discussions. All of which is to say, a friend recommended this book & I didn‘t love it. The story never really seemed to get going & I just didn‘t connect with it. That being said, Patchett‘s writing is, as always, fantastic. So, the story gets a “So-so” for the great writing.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Friday night book.

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Susanita
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At the end of June I have finished 40 out of 80 books, so I‘m right on pace for that goal. Over the next few days I‘ll ponder where I am on the more specific goals.

Meanwhile, book 40 was Run, and I enjoyed it. I was feeling generous and gave it 4 stars for the writing and the story. A couple of the characters I wanted to slap.

#wrapup
#authoramonth

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Eggs
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Unique plot, family connections, and rich characters kept me engaged! Some (superfluous?) plot details were unresolved thereby creating an abrupt ending. Still a great read

#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

CarolynM ❤️ 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 14mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is a beautiful story with subtle take on politics, religion, race, and class. It examines family dynamics, love, and what ties them together. I like how Patchett writes each of the character‘s perspectives, how the backstory, secrets, and twists unfolds. Heartwarming.
#AuthorAMonth

Cinfhen This was really good!! The more I read Ann Patchett, I‘m starting to notice lots of common themes. 1y
CarolynM Great review. It's such a good book❤️ 1y
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Kdgordon88
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#BookReport Another good reading week. Bruno was my #JuneBookSpin 3 1/2🌟. Run was my #DoubleSpin as well as #AuthorAMonth 4🌟 I didn‘t enjoy the weird music transitions in the audio production of Run. Looking forward to the #HolidayEscape Orkney discussion 4🌟. I‘m loving Under the Udala Trees on audio and not really connected yet to Queen or Opal but not ready to give up yet. Will be glad to finish Emma.

Cinfhen Ohhh, im glad you enjoyed Orkney 😁and I listened to a different Ann Patchett this week, it was excellent but they also had weird music between chapters / really took me out of the story every time!!!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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TrishB
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Well this months #authoramonth started brilliantly!
I loved this, some sad bits, some very perceptive observations on poverty, race and privilege, but also some heart warming insights to family (or not) relationships. I really liked all these characters and that‘s very rare.

CarolynM Glad you enjoyed it🙂 She always does family well, but I was really impressed by how well she did the social commentary in this one. No preaching, just letting the situations speak for themselves. 1y
TrishB @CarolynM agree totally 👍🏻 what a difference money makes, always. 1y
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Viji
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This business of coming back to take your little part in the play you would never again be the star of was simply more than anyone should have to bear.

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Viji
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Nobody knew if he was looking to see if there wasn‘t somebody else coming to take him away or if he was trying to find the person who‘d left him behind.

CarolynM Loved this - my favourite read last year. Hope you enjoy it too🙂 1y
Viji @carolynm, some writers can write about any characters and any subject and make it fascinating. For me, Ann Patchett is one of those writers 💕 1y
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CarolynM
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#12BooksOf2020

This one was my favourite read of 2020. I loved the family dynamics and the subtle social critique.

Andrew65 Looks very interesting. 2y
Lcsmcat I loved this one too! And the word-play of the title is perfect. 2y
Cinfhen Loved it too!!! 2y
Graywacke Hmm. Have a copy nearby. 2y
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Cinfhen
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Family, politics, responsibilities, loyalties & secrets are all in play in this impactful story unfolding over 24 hours. I found it brilliant! Really insightful. Audio narration was very good after my initial uncertainty. Book 4 completed #FeastMode Thanks again @CarolynM for sharing your review and putting this book on my radar 💜

CarolynM 😘 2y
Texreader Gorgeous photo 2y
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Cinfhen
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Loving this one/ audio has me gripped
Thanks for putting this book on my radar @CarolynM

TrishB Went to have a look and it‘s already there on my kindle! 2y
Cinfhen Ha! #BuriedTreasure 🏴‍☠️ 🔱 @TrishB (edited) 2y
CarolynM Glad you're enjoying it. There's a lot in it, I think. 2y
Cinfhen Yes!!!! So much unfolds in surprising ways @CarolynM (edited) 2y
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Cinfhen
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Just started this audio 🎧I‘m already hooked @CarolynM not crazy about the narration but it‘s the STRONG story that has me completely drawn in #FeastMode

CarolynM 👍😘 2y
rachaich All her books are ace. 2y
Cinfhen This one is SO GOOD @rachaich and the narrator has definitely grown on me @CarolynM I‘m loving this one 2y
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SamAnne This is the only one of hers I haven‘t read and I even own a copy. Will read in 2021. 2y
Hestapleton Ooo I‘ve owned this one for forever. 2y
AmyG This is my favorite of hers. (edited) 2y
Cinfhen When did this one come out @AmyG ??? It‘s excellent!! I‘m not sure how I missed it @Hestapleton @SamAnne but I‘m so happy to be reading it right now 💛💛💛 2y
AmyG I am thinking it came out after Bel Canto....which I googled and yes. The next after that one. I bailed on Bel Canto, btw. 😬 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen I liked Bel Canto but it wasn‘t my favorite @AmyG 2y
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Cinfhen
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So I already nixed my first download {too complicated ~ Cold Millions} Maybe I‘ll have better luck with some of these.... @Megabooks recommended top two,which I‘m sure will be perfect 🤞🏼🤞🏼If anyone else has some “light” audiobook suggestions feel free to leave titles below 😻Thanks

TrishB I read a Rowell one as part of the author a month- definitely light ❤️😁 2y
IamIamIam You can't go wrong with Sue Grafton! The narrator is awesome! I loved the Penderwicks on audio too! 2y
Megabooks The Demi Moore is good. I think you‘d really enjoy it! #80sgirl 2y
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Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m already feeling hopeful @TrishB @IamIamIam @Megabooks 😘 2y
IamIamIam I absolutely love Richard Russo also!!! He's mostly funny but poignant too. This always makes me laugh out loud! 2y
squirrelbrain I‘m enjoying this one at the moment... 2y
KarenUK Or this one is a lovely comfort listen 2y
KarenUK Or this one 🤷‍♀️😘 2y
squirrelbrain I just listened to The Switch too @KarenUK - lovely and fluffy but a decent storyline and a bit sad in places too... the perfect all-rounder! 2y
KarenUK @squirrelbrain And I just stacked Olive... sounds just my cup of tea 👯‍♀️💕 2y
squirrelbrain I think you‘ll like it @KarenUK - we often like the same books, don‘t we?! #booktwins 2y
Cinfhen I‘m loving all of these suggestions @KarenUK @squirrelbrain @IamIamIam going to check my various subscription services....and I should have known you‘d suggest a David Nicholls, Karen ♥️ 2y
squirrelbrain I‘m listening to Olive on Scribd, if you have that Cindy. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I agree about The Switch. 2y
AlaMich This one is a memoir but it‘s pretty funny. The author reads it and she is a standup comic. 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @AlaMich I‘m heading into a mandatory 14 day quarantine once I land, so I think I‘ll have plenty of listening time...collecting these recommendations is awesomeness 2y
Cinfhen I‘m checking Scribd 💕Thanks @squirrelbrain 2y
CarolynM I loved 2y
Cinfhen I added it to my TBR following your review @CarolynM I hope the audio is good 🤞🏽 2y
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DHill
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Not my favorite but still satisfying. Seemed to end really abruptly though.

Prairiegirl_reading I felt that way about the end of Commonwealth as well. 2y
SamAnne I‘ve read most of Patchett‘s work but not this one yet. It is one my shelf. 2y
mcipher This was one of my favorite Patchetts because of the atmosphere - I really felt like I was in Boston in the snow 2y
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DHill
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Ann Patchett is my new go-to author. This one isn‘t my favorite but I‘m not disappointed either.

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CarolynM
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I think Ann Patchett is at her best when she is writing about families. She is so good at the nuances of the love and the tension between parents and children and between siblings. This is a beautiful book, easily one of the best I've read this year. I really loved it. #Bookspin

Freespirit I haven't read any by her...but I need to remedy that! 2y
Tanisha_A @Freespirit I am floating in the same boat. 2y
Freespirit @Tanisha_A I have The Dutch House planned to read in the next few months, so I will let you know how it goes🙂 2y
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Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘m familiar with this one by her!!! #stacked 2y
Cathythoughts My fave so far is The Dutch House & that‘s a family one , so stacking 👍🏻❤️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Victoria_Clyne I love Ann Patchett too. 2y
CarolynM @Freespirit @Tanisha_A The Dutch House is a good one to start with. Enjoy. 2y
CarolynM @Cinfhen I found my copy in a secondhand bookshop a couple of years ago. I hadn't heard of it before either. Glad I came across it. 2y
CarolynM @Cathythoughts I think you'll like it🙂 2y
Centique This sounds fabulous. I don‘t think I‘ve read any Ann Patchett either - I mix her up with Anne Enright - I‘ve got two of her books that I found in a second hand shop though! 2y
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Jeg
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This was sitting on my TBR shelf so decided to give it a go. I‘m finding that watching thriller crime shows and reading similar books gets me confused . So have decided not to do . So this book- which was a delightful read about a group of people and their connections . Published in 2007 . #2020joybooks
@MrsMalaprop

ElaineR Oh love Ann Patchett but haven't heard of this one. 2y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @ElaineR me neither! Stacked so hard! 2y
CarolynM I have a copy of this on my shelf. I'll get to it one day... 2y
SamAnne This is on my book shelf and it's the only Ann Patchett I've yet to read! Need to put it in next months #Bookspin pile. 2y
Rissreads It‘s on my tbr too! 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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Wishing you a cozy weekend of reading. 🤓🐶 #Ramses #fireside #amreading

kspenmoll So cozy! We have no fireplace😢 3y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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I'm in an Ann Patchett mood these days....🤓 #amreading

mcipher I loved this book! 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Oh good! @mcipher I just finished The Dutch House which was ridiculously good and I love her writing so much I wanted to keep reading her stuff...😊 3y
raeintheworld This is my favorite Patchett. 3y
mcipher I haven‘t read the new one yet, can‘t wait! Magician‘s Assistant was always my favorite but this one is a contender. 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Whether fiction or non-fiction I haven't read a word of hers I didn't like. @raeintheworld @mcipher 3y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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...so she decided to read instead. 🤓💗 #truth #tea #amreading

Caroline2 😆 👏 3y
Megabooks 🤣🤣🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
underthebelljar LOL I need one of those mugs too! 🤣 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Such truth. It's from an Etsy store - so cute. 🙃 @Caroline2 @Megabooks @BookishJess 3y
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CarolynM
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I'm going on holiday next week. I won't be taking all of these, but this is the #Bookstack I'll be choosing from.
#30JuneBooks

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, never heard of Australia Day! 3y
Freespirit Some fab books to choose from! Where you off to? 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Some interesting titles there. Can‘t say anything because I‘ve read none of them! 😄 Have a great vacation! 💕 3y
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Graywacke Looks like you‘re in a blue phase 3y
TrishB A great pile to choose from 👍🏻 3y
Cathythoughts I love the last few days before the hols ...the preparations & the build up 👍🏻♥️ 3y
Lcsmcat Take Run. Like all Patchett, it‘s wonderful! 3y
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Meganphil
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I liked this book a lot but it was confusing at some points. I had to reread a few parts to understand fully how everything connected but it still kept me hooked until the end! 🌟🌟🌟

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umbrellagirl
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Yes!

ju.ca.no Indeed!! 4y
Suzze My motto! 🤓 4y
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BarkingMadRun
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Waiting for my takeout order and stopped for a Starbucks. Halfway through and it's got me very interested!

BakingAndBooks Great book! 4y
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BarkingMadRun
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This has been on my TBR list for awhile. After all, when you are constantly training for the next race, you should read a book called Run... right?

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LMJenkins
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Public service announcement No. 2
#annpatchett #benefitsofreading

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cariashley
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Pickpick

Patchett is one of my favorite authors and I will eventually read all of her books, so Run was always on my list. It wasn‘t my favorite of hers and would almost rate it so-so but I love her style and am giving it a pick. An interesting construct but it didn‘t feel as naturally fleshed out as her other books.

susanw She‘s one of my favourites also. 4y
Zelma I feel like I need to read more Patchett. I liked the one I‘ve read so far (The Patron Saint of Liars). 4y
DivineDiana I loved Bel Canto and liked Run! 4y
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emilyhaldi I looooooved Commonwealth 🍊🍊 and Bel Canto ☺️ 4y
cariashley @emilyhaldi me too! Although I liked State of Wonder a little more than Commonwealth. Bel Canto is the best. 4y
cariashley @Zelma that‘s one I haven‘t gotten my hands on yet, I need to! 4y
emilyhaldi I haven‘t read State of Wonder yet but I‘m looking forward to reading it!! 4y
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tinaisreading
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Mehso-so

Ann Patchett is one of my favorite authors, but this was not my favorite of her books. As always, the writing is beautiful, but it felt like there was way too much trying to happen in this novel, resulting in almost nothing happening in reality. I wish the characters had been narrowed and the focus had been tightened onto a few key ideas.

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shahn77
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My husband and I celebrated our anniversary yesterday by eating pizza and binge watching Stranger Things 2. On the way to pick up the pizza, we did some thrift store shopping. #bookhaul

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BkClubCare
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One of my favorite authors. We're on a road trip and I'm not driving, which means I'm reading 📖. #Masstrip

OneLitChick She's my favorite contemporary author! It's a great read, too! 5y
DivineDiana I listened to this on audio. Good one! 5y
BkClubCare @DivineDiana - glad you enjoyed it (edited) 5y
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Ericmanciniwriter
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Above is an artist's rendering of me reading the last five pages of this book. It really got me for some reason.

saresmoore 😂 5y
Suet624 Oh my gosh!!! 5y
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Ericmanciniwriter
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My wife has been telling me for months to read Ann Patchett, but other books kept popping up to the top of my stack. It got to the point where it was becoming an issue. So I picked this up and...surprise: she was right. I've read 250 pages the past two days.

DrexEdit Anne Patchett! 👏👏👏🙌💜 5y
erinreads I still have this one to read. I highly recommend 5y
LauraBeth Read Bel Canto!! 5y
mklong Yes, read Bel Canto! 5y
BkClubCare Read Commonwealth! 5y
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Lcsmcat
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My #bathtimebooks are any paperback or non-leather hardback in my library. I don't take my Kindle in the bath. #autumnreads @Tiffy_Reads

TrishB Lovely 👍 5y
Lola Love these shelves. I have so many books that it's usually easy to chose #bathtimebooks but I have been known to put my Kindle in a ziplock if I can't stop reading whatever is on there-and I also bought a waterproof Nook just for the bath. (edited) 5y
Lcsmcat @Lola There's a waterproof ereader? Why did I not know about this? 5y
Lola @Lcsmcat Kobo did it first then Nook followed suit. Most of my ebooks are Kindle so I hope Amazon comes out with one soon. Here is a link for the Nook https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/nook-glowlight-plus-barnes-noble/1122314015?ean=9... 5y
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cariashley
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Couldn't resist stopping into this used bookstore, which I've always wanted to visit. I had a half day today to kick off a week of vacation; what better way to start it than with new books?!

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BibliophileArtichoke
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Mehso-so

How is it that this got great reviews, yet, I'm having a hard time investing? I love how her voice supersedes time and place, but I wanted to like this more than I actually do. I'm going to keep on keeping on though. I'm hoping my mind will change soon.

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ShariEstaLeando
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Seemed like a good time to reread this, and I was right. I think I liked it even better this time than I did when I first read it. The institutionalized racism in the book is even more poignant and painful.

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violabrain
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Ann Patchett has a way of making you fall in love with her characters, which makes it all the more devastating when there is a sudden, unexpected catastrophe right at the end (but that, in retrospect, you should have seen coming). Beautiful writing in this book as always. I also love the cover and the iridescent blue color on the inside flaps of the hardcover edition.

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erinreads
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Book haul from today. (And I actually have wifi for the first time in a week, so I can start to work through attempting to catch up on Litsy! 💕)

Moray_Reads I'm reading the Paying Guests right now! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have Overseas, but haven't read it yet! Love Beatriz Williams tho! Let me know what you think!! 5y
Reviewsbylola Great haul! 5y
Megabooks I really enjoyed 5y
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leslieisreading
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Confession: I didn't know what a deckle edge was before this prompt. I did find some examples on my TBR shelves, though. #feistyfeb #deckleedge

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becmurr
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Upcoming 2017 Online Book Group Picks
#bookwormbeacons #kuyh @BetterWorldBooks

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LaLove
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I thought this book was beautiful. Sweet and heartwarming.

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My_novel_obsession
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A story about family and secrets told over the course of a 24 hour period in snowy Boston. I wish it was 500 pages longer. I want to get to know the characters better.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders This was my first Ann Patchett! Loved it too. 6y
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My_novel_obsession
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So I'm trying to sneak in a little reading at work....I ❤️️this book.

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My_novel_obsession
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Epic fail 😐My 20 minute nap somehow turned into 4 1/2 hours. #readathon #oops So now awake and ready to get back into this book... really good so far.

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My_novel_obsession
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Next up for #readathon is another book that has been on my shelf for years. The blurb on the cover says the book deals with religion, race, class, politics and family. Sounds like it is right up my alley and completely relevant to today's society.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I liked this one! Great characters. 6y
Lola I loved this one! 6y
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krismlars
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In the corral, waiting to run my first half marathon. Training has really cut into my reading time!

Marchpane Good luck! 6y
britt_brooke Congrats and good luck!! 6y
Posemn Run like the wind! 6y
krismlars Thanks everyone! 6y
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amvs1111
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Used bookshop score!

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DivineDiana
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The white Mayor of Boston and his wife adopt two very young African American brothers. The wife dies and the Mayor raises the boys with every advantage. But who was their birth mother? Then, there is the little sister that they never knew they had. Her name is Kenya. Themes of family love and what defines a family.

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