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To Each His Own | Leonardo Sciascia
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This letter is your death sentence. To avenge what you have done you will die. But what has Manno the pharmacist done? Nothing that he can think of. The next day he and his hunting companion are both dead.The police investigation is inconclusive. However, a modest high school teacher with a literary bent has noticed a clue that, he believes, will allow him to trace the killer. Patiently, methodically, he begins to untangle a web of erotic intrigue and political calculation. But the results of his amateur sleuthing are unexpectedand tragic. To Each His Own is one of the masterworks of the great Sicilian novelist Leonardo Sciasciaa gripping and unconventional detective story that is also an anatomy of a society founded on secrets, lies, collusion, and violence.
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batsy To Each His Own is a Sicilian small town unconventional detective story with a dash of noir. Good Behaviour is billed as a dark satire of 20th-century Irish society and, true to my brand, seemingly with a dash of #spinsterlit vibes. Two Young Wives is a 19th-century epistolary novel of two best friends from a convent who go on to live two very different lives of duty vs. decadence. 6mo
vivastory Great selections! My vote is for Good Behavior 6mo
Hamlet I‘ve always wanted to read some Balzac, plus I like the “duty vs. decadence” idea. 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘m not in the club, but these all sound great. Will look them up 👍 6mo
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BarbaraBB Great choices Suba! I‘ve read and loved two of them so my vote goes to the one I haven‘t read: 6mo
GatheringBooks Awesome picks, dear @batsy - my pick goes to 6mo
LeahBergen I love the sound of all of these but you KNOW I gotta vote for that spinster lit. 😆 6mo
sarahbarnes Ooh, fun choices! Spinster lit for me as well, please - I‘m voting for Good Behaviour. 😁 6mo
quietjenn Ah, you are not making it easy! But my vote is for 6mo
Leftcoastzen They all look great but spinsters win ! 6mo
Billypar These sound great! I never read Balzac before and this one sounds really interesting, so I'm going with 6mo
arubabookwoman I'm voting for the Balzac, #TheMemoirsofTwo YoungWives. I have read the other 2, both very good. 6mo
Liz_M I've had my eye on the tagged for a while - love the cover - so that is my choice 6mo
youneverarrived I‘m due in June so don‘t think I‘ll be able to join in the reading or discussion but these all sound great! I would have voted for Good Behaviour 🤍 6mo
vivastory @youneverarrived How exciting! Do you know wat it will be, or are you waiting? 6mo
vivastory *what 6mo
Suet624 I might have to order Good Behavior just from your description. 6mo
Suet624 Well that was quick. I couldn‘t wait. Ordered it. 6mo
batsy @Hamlet It does sound really good. I like the concept of a study of two contrasting personalities via correspondence. 6mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm They're always so tempting, aren't they 😆 6mo
batsy @Cathythoughts @arubabookwoman Happy to hear you both enjoyed Good Behaviour, as that's what the group voted for. Really looking forward to it 🙂 6mo
batsy @Suet624 We're always happy to enable each other's eager book-buying over here 😁 6mo
batsy @youneverarrived That's wonderful! 🙂💕 6mo
Suet624 So I ordered it and then 10 minutes later, after organizing my shelf of NYRB book, I discovered that I already had a copy. I quickly sent the company an email to cancel the order. Five minutes later they responded that they would cancel it. All on a Sunday evening. I‘m exhausted now. But at least I have the book in hand. LOL. 6mo
batsy @Suet624 Oh no! I would be exhausted too, hahaha. With thanks to the book gods that it all ended well 😆 6mo
Suet624 @batsy Now the Order Department is joking with me through email. :) Gotta love the personal touch. 6mo
batsy @Suet624 😁 6mo
youneverarrived @vivastory I decided to wait to find out, I like the surprise of it. 6mo
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To Each His Own | Leonardo Sciascia

Sterted reading The Context. Is captivating.

To Each His Own | Leonardo Sciascia
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NYRB is having a 50% off sale so I picked up these beauties. #bookmail 📚

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Throw back to week 8, when we read To Each His Own, a circular, Sicilian, old school murder mystery. #1001bookstoreadbeforeyoudie #readtheclassics #1001books #bookstagram #1001books #bookpodcast

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A double-humor day, what do you say? 😉😎🤗 #LitsyHumor

IamIamIam 💜🗡😣 5y
Louise Good lord! 🙄 5y
ReadingRover I love when you can get stuff by the each! It‘s my favorite way to shop! 5y
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Leftcoastzen I am drinking a beer by the each!🤣🍺 5y
TheWordJar That whole thing makes my brain hurt. 5y
Elisa @ReadingRover @Leftcoastzen you guys 😂😂😂😂 5y
Elisa Thank goodness you guys are making me laugh because that was making me cringe so hard I was getting wrinkles. 😖😖😖😅 (edited) 5y
Ddzmini 🤔🤭🤫 5y
ReadingRover @Elisa 😝 and you don‘t want to get wrinkles by the each! 5y
Elisa @ReadingRover by the each of by the bushel, wrinkles I want not 😶 5y
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Captain Adorable‘s baby sister is coming - Mom is at the hospital. So I‘ll stay at their house for a few days. We each have our routines that we love - a small amount of iPad for him and Louise Erdrich for me. To each their own.

Kaye Oh boy ! How exciting. A new 👶🏻 baby 5y
Suet624 @Kaye very exciting! Everyone told his mom the second baby would come quickly. Ha! 24 hours and counting. 5y
Kaye Uugghh... I remember those long labors. Back in my day they used Lamaze. Just Breathe and it Won‘t Hurt. 🤯😬 At least now they have ways to make the experience a lot less painful. 5y
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Suet624 @Kaye I was part of that Lamaze wave too. 😜 ❤️. We had the best intentions, didn‘t we? 5y
Kaye Yes, I think they thought it‘d be best. Didn‘t work so well for me. 😳 5y
Avanders 😍😍 5y
Godmotherx5 I used to work in labor & delivery. Baby news always excites me. Warm wishes! 5y
Suet624 @Kaye me either. 😩😓😫 5y
Suet624 @Godmotherx5 thanks so much! 5y
MicheleinPhilly Captain Adorable indeed. ❤️ Best wishes for a smooth delivery! 5y
batsy Aww ❤️ Best wishes to your family! 5y
AmyG Awwww. He is so sweet. And a baby!!!! Hope all goes well. I WANT MY EPIDURAL! 5y
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly @batsy Thank you! Fingers crossed on the smooth delivery part. Already taking too long in my humble opinion. 😁 5y
Mdargusch So sweet. ❤️ I was part of that Lamaze movement too. Do they even still use that? @kaye @Suet624 (edited) 5y
Suet624 @AmyG I finally had an epidural with my last birthing experience (twins- #3 and #4) I wish I‘d done it with my first two births. 😂😂 5y
Suet624 @Mdargusch I think they do for those who choose to. My daughter in law did it the last time and it took days to deliver and lots of pain. Boo. 5y
minkyb Good luck and Congratulations! 5y
ValerieAndBooks How exciting! How many grandchildren will this be now? 5y
Suet624 @minkyb thanks so much. ❤️ 5y
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks this will be #4. Two of them live in DC so I don‘t see them as much. The Captain and I have been together every weekday for 4 years. I‘ll be with his sister each weekday too once her mom goes back to work. 5y
Reggie And bagels in bed!!!! Lucky. Congrats on the new grandchild! 5y
Godmotherx5 Any baby updates? 5y
Suet624 @Godmotherx5 Well.... after 30 hours they gave her pitocin and an epidural. That helped. Should be here in the next few hours. 😀. Thanks for asking! 5y
Godmotherx5 She must be exhausted. I hope it gets easier from here. 5y
Suet624 @Godmotherx5 I know. Thank you. 5y
Suet624 @Godmotherx5 Grace arrived at 8:50 pm! 9.5 lbs. a butterball. 😁 5y
Godmotherx5 YAY!!!!! What a big girl. Congratulations to you & your family 😘🎉🎊💝 5y
Suet624 @Godmotherx5 thanks so much. 💕💕 5y
Mdargusch How exciting! Congratulations! I love that name. ❤️ 5y
Suet624 @Mdargusch Thank you. It‘s our family‘s favorite word. 5y
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"But," he said to himself, "Sicily and maybe all of Italy is full of likable people who should have their heads chopped off."