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The Glimpses of the Moon
The Glimpses of the Moon | Edith Wharton
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Nick Lansing and Susy Branch agree to marry and spend a year or so living off their wealthy friends, but if either should find someone else who can advance them socially, they're free to dissolve the marriage.
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Cathythoughts
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Nick & Susy are young , and very excited about life & it‘s possibilities.. they fall in love .. but there are many twists of fate. Exquisite writing .. Edith ❤️and moral dilemmas…
I‘m really enjoying this & not sure yet where fate will take them. About 2/3ds in … Lake Como , Venice ( a Venetian Palace no less) .. The list of beautiful places is inexhaustible & so much fun to read about , and the people 💫

Cinfhen Sounds lovely 2mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen Soooo good ❤️ 2mo
Lcsmcat I can‘t wait til we get to this one with the #whartonbusdyread. It sounds good! 2mo
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Cathythoughts @Lcsmcat I had started before I joined your buddy Wharton read … and I‘m nearly finished… and can‘t wait to read again & appreciate the finer details ❤️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fab - I don‘t think I‘ve read any Wharton. Where should I start? 2mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain there‘s a Buddy read ..I just joined #WhartonbuddyRead @Graywacke @Lcsmcat … … where to start ? I‘m not an expert 😬… Sanctuary is a short book ( and on kindle ) that‘s the 3d book being read ( I think ) it‘s very good & a good introduction to her way of writing & thinking … (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Thanks Cathy! I‘ll keep an eye on the #whartonbuddyread and I‘ve stacked 2mo
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Liz_M
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More light-hearted than her better-known novels, two poor socialites decide to marry and use the wedding gifts and good wishes to stretch their honeymoon to a year of lavish living. I have to admit that I wish there was more deviousness enjoyment of others' wealth and a slower, longer build to the moral backsliding. The middle section where the two are apart and willfully miscommunicating was a bit of a drag. But I did appreciate the happy ending!

vivastory I just learned a couple of days ago that they offer ghost tours at Wharton's house starting in July 6mo
Liz_M @vivastory I've been on a regular tour. The gardens are lovely and the picture of her library is my zoom background for “professional“ meetings. 😁 6mo
vivastory That's awesome. Next time I'm in New England, I will definitely be going on a tour 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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llwheeler
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#deweys24hr #readathon wrap up

I read about 6.5 hrs, and didn't finish anything haha. Made some progress on the books I had on the go, and started 2 others: Red Harvest (bc I need audio for readathons) and Glimpses of the Moon (bc I recently finished Ethan Frome and apparently I'm not ready to leave Edith Wharton's glorious prose quite yet)

This readathon unintentionally brought to me by the theme "moon"...

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ValerieAndBooks
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These are the two Edith Wharton novels I‘ve read this month #AAMEW. Of these two, I liked Summer more (already reviewed). With “Glimpses”, society is skewered again; the upper/richer classes and those who aspire to move up. It‘s full of the slang, i.e. “old sport” , of the 1920s (intentionally?) which got a bit tiresome.

Found inside “Glimpses” was a now-defunct bookstore bookmark from when we lived in Ann Arbor.
#Authoramonth2020 #1001Books

batsy Lovely covers for both! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @batsy yes and they‘re fitting to the time/setting of each. (edited) 2y
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BarbaraBB
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Another enjoyable Wharton, the last I needed to read for the list of #1001books.
Susy and Nick live the life of the wealthy in Europe. They fall in love, and come up with an experiment: to marry and to live as long as possible on the hospitality of their friends. Should the chance of a better marriage come along for either of them the other will move aside. However this bargain doesn‘t take into consideration their real feelings. #librivox

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BookishTrish
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@cobwebmoth I DEVOURED this book and wanted to tell you again how much I loved reading a new Edith Wharton novel. I loved the characters and think it would make a fab Clueless style movie.

cobwebmoth I'm so glad you enjoyed it.☺ 3y
TheFunkyBookworm Now that looks like a fab reading chair! Obvs kitty agrees! 😻 3y
rubyslippersreads @cobwebmoth This sounds great. 3y
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rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
Tamra If I could meet an author of the past, it would be Wharton, but I‘d be so intimidated I‘d be a doorknob. 😏 3y
Wife I love ❤️ this chair! @Kelican17 @Dweezlepip 3y
Kelican17 @Wife i DO love that chair! I also spy a pretty cool table next to it!! 3y
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BookishTrish
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Lolling around reading and wishing you all a Happy Canada Day

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽❤️🇨🇦 3y
LA_Mead Happy Canada Day! 3y
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BookishTrish
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Too many audiobook choices. Please help!

CKlube The hunger! 4y
alisonrose CIRCE!!!!! 4y
CouronneDhiver Eleanor! 4y
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Apinlibraryland I enjoyed the Eleanor Oliphant audiobook! 4y
BookishTrish @alisonrose @CKlube Thanks, guys. I should be able to get to all three before they‘re due! 4y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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Wharton‘s writing is always lovely but this story didn‘t capture my heart. #audiobook #classics #EdithWharton

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BookishTrish
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Waiting for me when I get home

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SaraBeagle
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April breakdown:
14 books
9 for the #192019 challenge
2 for #LitsyAtoZ
3 for #MtTBR
4 5🌟 reads: The Glimpses of the Moon; Cathedral; If Beale Street Could Talk; Autumn

Mdargusch Nice job! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
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BookishTrish
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I'm so happy and excited to welcome these books into my library 📚 I squealed a little to see an Edith Wharton novel I haven't read yet #Edithlover Thank you so much @cobwebmoth @FantasyChick @LA_Mead (I can't wait until the 14th!!!)

cobwebmoth It's my favorite Wharton novel. I hope you like it!☺ 4y
AlaMich A very interesting premise for a novel! 4y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I like Michael Phillips Cash. I read a few books by him all good! 4y
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BarbaraJean
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I went through an Edith Wharton phase right after college, and that‘s when I fell in love with this book. Now I‘m in love with this cover.... #moon #uncannyoctober

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