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Suite Francaise, a Novel
Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irène Némirovsky
[In this novel], "A Storm in June," is set in the chaos of the tumultuous exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion. As the German army approaches, Parisians seize what belongings they can and flee the city, the wealthy and the poor alike searching for means to escape. Thrown together under circumstances beyond their control, a group of families and individuals with nothing in common but the harsh demands of survival find themselves facing the annihilation of their world, and human nature is revealed for what it is - sometimes tender, sometimes terrifying ... "Dolce," is set in a German-occupied village near Paris, where, riven by jealousy and resentment, resistance and collaboration, the lives of the townspeople reveal nothing less than the essence of the French identity. The delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted plays out dangerously against the background of Occupation.-Dust jacket.
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CafeMom
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Read a book set in Europe. I am not going in a straight line but at least I am reading books. #ReadingtheWorld #Hunsakermountain. I watched the movie again after finishing the book.

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CafeMom
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“When Irene Nemirovsky began working on Suite Francaise, she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz, where she died. For sixty-four years, this novel remained hidden and unknown.” The best part of the book is the appendices. Appendix I is Irene Nemirovsky's handwritten notes and Appendix II is written correspondence. #1001books. #ReadingtheWorld

KellyHunsakerReads I am going to obtain a copy of this one! 4w
ManyWordsLater That‘s fascinating! Added to my #tbr 4w
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Mdargusch
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The first part this book depicts life of Parisian refugees fleeing the German occupation of Paris. The author follows different families as they try to survive life on the road. The second part of the book shows a glimpse of the life in a French village that is occupied by the Germans. This book was published posthumously and I would have loved to read the author‘s finished manuscript.
#everybreatheyoutake, I‘ll be watching you.”
#anglophileapril

Lcsmcat This was the first Nemirovsky I read, but I highly recommend reading her other books, if you can find them! (Some have been translated and others are only available in French.) 2mo
Cinfhen This was such a powerful book. Good choice for published posthumously 2mo
Mdargusch I would like to read one of her finished books @Lcsmcat 👍🏼 2mo
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Mdargusch I really thought it would be more of a historical fiction/romance by the cover @Cinfhen I‘m glad it was more on the powerful side. 2mo
Tex2Flo I‘ve been holding this in my TBR for years. Glad to hear such a firm recommendation. 2mo
Mdargusch I really appreciate WWII books told from a slightly different perspective @Tex2Flo 2mo
Zelma I loved this book so flipping much. And the notes at the end about Nemirovsky were even better than the book, or maybe made me love it more, I can‘t remember which. 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, I loved this one. ❤️ 2mo
Mdargusch The notes at the end were such an added bonus @Zelma ❤️ 2mo
Mdargusch I think she is such a gifted writer @LeahBergen and I hope to read another of her books. 2mo
emilyhaldi Never knew this was finished posthumously!! 2mo
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BookishTrish
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If I want to create something striking...
This exactly sums up some of the beauty of this book.

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BookishTrish
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The last day of 2018 was super eventful and so my #lastfirst are both Suite Francaise. Every year I get 12 books for my birthday and this is my last one of of the 12. @BookNAround

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BookishTrish
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Dragon Happy New Year 🥳 6mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 6mo
BarbaraBB Happy New Year ❤️ 6mo
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Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼 6mo
TheAliceEvers 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Pricel101 “Nevertheless She Persisted” was the phrase on my breast cancer fundraising T-shirt this year 💜💪 thanks for sharing! 6mo
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BookishTrish
Suite Francaise | Irène Némirovsky
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Taking it slow this morning. Mayhem to ensue shortly.

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DaveGreen7777
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Wonderful friends will give you books for Christmas... but only the most wonderful of friends will give books to your family members as well! When Branwen heard that my father is a history buff and reads a lot about World War II, she was thoughtful enough to send him this historical novel! Thank you for always being so kind and considerate, Becky, you‘re a superhero even Supergirl and Batgirl could look up to! 😊

Branwen Ahhhhhhh my friend, you are getting me all teary eyed! 😢 I hope it brings a smile to your dad's face! *hygs* I am so lucky to have you as my friend! 😃💕 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww! I‘m very blessed by your friendship as well, @Branwen 🥰 6mo
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Lcsmcat
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My first Némirovsky, which opened up a world of unknown delights. Not all her books are translated into English, but many are. And her French is accessible if you have a moderate grasp of the language. #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

LeahBergen Oh, I loved this book. ❤️❤️ 7mo
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BookishTrish
Suite Francaise | Irène Némirovsky
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Morning reading view

RavenLovelyReads Looks perfect! 😍 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🎄❤️ 7mo
Reviewsbylola 🥰🎄🥰🎄 7mo
Lcsmcat I loved this book! 7mo
Joanne1 Beautiful. Definitely not sitting in front of the fire whether here but we have had our first serious bushfire of the summer already which is frightening. 7mo
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BookishTrish
Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irène Némirovsky
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Top of my #DecemberTBR

enidkeaner I loved that book so much! 7mo
BookishTrish @enidkeaner That‘s so good to hear. I feel like I missed out not reading it when EVERYONE else did. 7mo
enidkeaner @BookishTrish I only read it back in 2016 - I hadn‘t even heard of it before 7mo
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kstadt929
Suite Francaise | Irène Némirovsky
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Thank you so much for the replacement #JustABookSwap box @Samplergal !!! I have not heard of this book before and it looks SO GOOD!!! Thank you so much for choosing it for me 😊 I have a few books I progress, but I hope to start it soon. Thanks for making my day!!

Samplergal So glad! We read it for a book club a few months back and it was so good. I saw you enjoyed historical fiction and Ww2 so you should enjoy. 8mo
kstadt929 Thank you @TheBookKeepers for hosting and for your quick fix 😊 One of my favorite things about swaps - discovering new books that I didn‘t know about! I can‘t wait for round 2! 8mo
TheBookKeepers Yay!! Glad it made it to you!! And thanks @Samplergal again for your generosity!! 8mo
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bookandcat
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#backpackeurope travelogue *fictional*
Country 50: back to France. In honor of my countryside-set book, visited multiple locations in the countryside/coastline, such as Nice, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, and Marseille. Too bad I missed the Cannes Film Festival!
Nemirovsky's story is so sad - she is a talented writer who was killed in Auschwitz. Her writing feels urgent, and was left unfinished. Good but I found her own story more compelling. 3/5

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AudreyMorris
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Such a great look at the crowds fleeing Paris in June 1942, and of a town in occupied France. Written shortly after and during the time these events were occurring, Nemirovsky never got the chance to finish her 5-part book. These are the first 2 parts. Her notes for the other 3 parts are appendix 1. 2 days after her last note she was arrested. She died at Auschwitz a month later. The survival of the manuscript is a story itself. #1001books

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AudreyMorris
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In 1942 Nemirovsky wrote these notes (included as Appendix 1) about the rest of the parts of this book. She only finished 2 of the 5 parts, having been arrested a month after writing these notes. She died in Auschwitz a month later. We are now much closer to 2052 than to 1952. #1001books

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Vbrrgirl
Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky
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Next up on my daily commute. The opening music is lovely. Looking forward to my ride home this afternoon.

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mrsmarch
Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irène Némirovsky
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Most of my stack for #readyourgenes...The Welsh Girl still hasn‘t arrived from paperbackswap. 😥

bookandcat Ooh can I have more info about #readyourgenes ? :-) 10mo
mrsmarch @trueisa4letterword I bet you have enough info about your heritage now you could do a #readyourgenes journey and not be stuck in one country half the time! Ireland, Switzerland, Iberia, North Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania....... (edited) 10mo
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Samplergal
Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky
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Loved it! What is an amazing story was only a draft, as this was to be a five part story. The author was arrested and murdered in Auschwitz before she could complete the book. This was only found years later. This magical writing was a draft.

Maggie_Reads One of my favorite books! And I loved the movie! 11mo
Zelma I love this book and really appreciate all of the background info about Nemirovsky that was included. I think that made me love the book even more. ❤️ 11mo
Samplergal @Zelma Yes! I printed it out for our book club. 11mo
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Samplergal
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Starting this for book club this month. This is the second of three Nazi books of recent. I love the history but in This political climate...I‘ve heard good things about this one.

Lcsmcat It is such a good book! 11mo
BookishTrish I‘m going to read this soon! I am looking forward to hearing what you think 11mo
Blaire This bo k is wonderful! 11mo
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mrsmarch
Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irène Némirovsky
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Half my stack for my upcoming #readyourgenes challenge! Scotland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Portugal have arrived...waiting for Wales, Norway, Greece, Turkey, and Denmark.

mrsmarch Anyone interested in #readyourgenes please see the following link, and start whenever you‘re ready! No timeframe or deadline with this challenge, just have fun! I‘m personally waiting until I‘ve accumulated my whole planned stack. https://goo.gl/forms/su7NZ1og5R1mVK243 (edited) 11mo
mrsmarch @bookandcat Here you go!! 10mo
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Ncostell
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This was an incredible book for many different reasons. The book itself is a masterfully told work that lets us witness the evacuation of Paris in 1940 prior to the Nazi occupation and then a glimpse of life in the French countryside during the occupation. The story behind the book‘s publication and the death of the author in Auschwitz makes this book all the more poignant. It is a real tribute to the power of the human spirit.

cariashley Such a great book. Love your review! 1y
LibrarianJen I read this in college and absolutely loved it. 💖 1y
Ncostell @cariashley Thanks! I was really blown away by this book and the author‘s story. 1y
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Ncostell @LibrarianJen I loved it too. I had been meaning to read it for a long time and am glad that I finally got to it. 1y
mklong Great review! I love this book too! 1y
Ncostell @mklong Thank you! It‘s a book I‘ll be thinking of for a long time to come, I‘m sure. 1y
Miss_Kim One of my favourites! 💕📖💕 14mo
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BookwormM
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#Reading1001
4⭐️
When I started reading this I had no idea about the life story of the author or how this book came into being that was put right by the notes and correspondence added after the story had finished.

It is tragic that this gifted author never got to write the book she wanted and had envisioned as based on her notes that would have been an amazing book.

I cried when I learned what had happened to her and her family. 👇

BookwormM As it stands this book is a compelling look at how war affects ordinary people, how some pull together while others for apart and most importantly it shows that even the enemy for the most part are only humans doing what they feel they need to do to survive. 1y
Cinfhen Beautiful review and I also ugly cried at the end of this novel 1y
AmyG @Cinfhen Me, too. Wonderful book. 1y
LadyRuthven The story behind this book is so heartbreaking and makes this book so much better. I loved the movie they made of it too. I watched so many times on Netflix. Haha💙💙💚💚 1y
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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 as an English person I have to say...this is probably accurate 🤣🤣

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BookwormM
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#Reading1001 how war changes your perception of what matters

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Caz1
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Just started this. What‘s everyone think of this one ?

AmyG I liked this book. 1y
Samplergal I want to read this. Keep us posted. 1y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A book about World War Two, written before the war was over. The author planned for the book to be longer, but was killed in the course of the war before she could finish it. It was interesting to see what people notice about what is important around them, vs what we focus on with hindsight.

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squirrelbrain
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This is really two different novels in one. I had read a review that said the second part wasn‘t as good as the first, so I stalled a bit. But, just goes to show you shouldn‘t believe everything you read, I think I preferred the second one...!
Irène‘s style is almost factual and quite detached (perhaps evident due to the fact that the novels weren‘t finished?) ... cont

squirrelbrain but you can still feel all the turmoil and emotions from that time, made more poignant by her draft notes and the letters after her disappearance, which are appendixes at the end of the book. I think it is to her great credit also that she doesn‘t portray all Germans as ‘bad‘, particularly in the second novel. 1y
Ole This is on my TBR and listed in #1001books to read before you die 😊 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I listened to this one a year or so ago and loved it! 1y
CSeydel Oh I loved this one! 1y
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TheAliceEvers
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On the Eurostar on my way to PARIS! 😍🇫🇷

Kalalalatja Have fun! 1y
Nikki15 Have a lovely time 💛 1y
LeahBergen Oh, this book! ❤️❤️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz Gorgeous!! Enjoy!❤ 1y
Mdargusch Have fun! 1y
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TheAliceEvers
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Going to Paris next week, thought I should read something themed!

About the author:
“In 1918 her family fled the Russian Revolution for France where she became a bestselling novelist. Prevented from publishing when the Germans occupied France in 1940, she moved with her husband and two small daughters from Paris to the safety of [...] German occupied territory. It was here that Iréne began writing Suite Française. She died in Auschwitz in 1942.”

LeahBergen This is a fantastic read. ❤️ 1y
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BookishTrish
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Our alley is actually a waterfall so #audiobus it is

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AmberWB
Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky
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Pickpick

My first read for the @bookriot Read Harder Challenge. This one was for the “Published Posthumously” category. I am a huge WW2 buff, but the German occupation of France is a topic I haven‘t read much about, so that made this even more interesting.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 1y
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mdm139
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Went post holiday sale shopping with the kids and my mom. We all had some B&N gift cards and we went thrift store shopping, so this is our book haul for the day. The 3 kids books had already been read by the time we got home. #raisingreaders

Amanda.T We just checked out “I Really Like Slop!” from the library and my daughter loves it! She‘s now shouting “No Way” around the house. 😂 1y
mdm139 @Amanda.T my youngest likes it when they change colors 1y
Kaye Dorothy and ToTo ✨✨✨✨ 1y
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hlgreenfield
Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky
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#bookhaul so there was a Christmas charity bazaar today and I had to buy some books! I controlled myself since I am technically on a book-buying ban! 10 books for 5 euros!! Bargain!

slategreyskies I loved Chocolat!! :) 2y
hlgreenfield @slategreyskies I've been meaning to but it for a while so it was a great find! 2y
Reviewsbylola Angela‘s Ashes is excellent. 2y
hlgreenfield @Reviewsbylola yay glad to hear! Can't wait to read it! 2y
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merelybookish
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In three weeks, I've managed to read five books on my #TBRBingo card. I'm quite pleased about that! ☺️

TheKidUpstairs Nicely done! I keep reading books that aren't on my bingo card... oops! 2y
merelybookish @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! ☺️ @TheKidUpstairs Oh, I've been reading some of those too. And my next 3 reads are not on the card. 🤷 2y
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kspenmoll Wonderful!!!🎉🎉 2y
JazzFeathers 😁👏👏👏👏 2y
Ncostell Impressive! 2y
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merelybookish
Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky
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Now that @halloweengoespostal is over, seems like a good time to start a book from my #summersantagoespostal package. 😊 Thanks again @robothugs and @WanderingBookaneer for being such thoughtful gift givers and book lovers!
Excited! It's been on my #TBR for eons! And now the time is right.🤷

Robothugs Enjoy!! 😁 2y
LeahBergen This book surprised me and I adored it. 💕 2y
AmyG This was a wonderful book. 2y
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merelybookish @Robothugs Thanks! ☺️ 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I'm only 50 pages in and it's surprising me. For some reason, I thought it was a love story. 🤷 2y
merelybookish @AmyG Good to know lots of Littens like it! 2y
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Skeebies05
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Found this on netflix. I‘m pretty sure I read the book years ago. But I don‘t remember much about it.

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AudreyMorris
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@BarbaraBB here are my 5-star predictions! I am very hopeful about these, even though I am super stingy with 5 star ratings! I am tagging some people to participate, though you have probably been tagged earlier. If so, sorry!! @Marchpane @JenP @TheNextBook @ReadingEnvy

Marchpane Some really interesting choices here! Thanks for tagging me, I've posted my predictions 😊 2y
TheNextBook I need to post mine! You and @Jenni_Capps tagged me and I havent done it yet! What I'm reading now will probably be a 5 star though. 2y
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youneverarrived
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I think this would have made a great novel had she lived to write it the way she intended 😔saying that I liked the second part of the book better than the first but I have to admit it felt more often than not that I was reading it just to finish it. It didn't make me feel like I couldn't wait to pick it up again. I don't know what it was, maybe the numerous characters or the fact it's an unfinished novel but I just didn't really connect with it.

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CocoReads
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#bookhaul stack 1: I've been rereading the Lucas Davenport books. Pretty happy to stumble on these 3! Plus these others.

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youneverarrived
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My Saturday night sorted 😻just a few chapters into this one and liking it so far.

Caryl I love this book. ❤️ 2y
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ShelfQuest
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"Suddenly, quick as a squirrel, the cat darted up a tree, ripping the bark with his claws. Terrified birds flew off. At the end of a branch he began a savage, arrogant dance, taunting in his bold, warlike way, the sky, the earth, the animals, the moon. Now and again he opened his deep, narrow mouth and let out a piercing miaow, a sharp, provocative call to all the cats nearby."

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MellieAntoinette
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Beautiful! Everything I wanted in this adaptation. #pagetoscreen #netflix

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Abailliekaras
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Apologies for the movie tie-in cover 🙈 but this is a wonderful book based on #truestories from WW2 when Germany occupied France. I highly recommend it, with or without leftover Star Wars cake from my son's party! #sweet #JuneBookBugs #Riotgrams day 25 🍰

erzascarletbookgasm On my TBR! 2y
Abailliekaras @erzascarletbookgasm I loved it and now want to read all of her books! 😊 2y
LeahBergen I LOVED this book. 💕 2y
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merelybookish
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Why @WanderingBookaneer is Awesome Part 1. An eclectic bunch of books - all titles I'm excited to read. ❤️
@BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal

Hollie I LOVE Salt to the Sea and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. She's awesome indeed! 2y
WanderingBookaneer The only one in that pic that is new is 2y
WanderingBookaneer The others are ones I had at home and read so I could send them to you. ☺️ 2y
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merelybookish @WanderingBookaneer I saw that on your notes and that made me happy. 2y
WanderingBookaneer I have five more that I didn't have time to read before the deadline. I'll be sending those to you at a later date. I'll post a picture when I get home. 2y
Jess7 The bees is on my #Tbr list too 2y
merelybookish @WanderingBookaneer Once I read them, I'll send them forward. Keep sharing the love! I'm also going to see if I have anything you might like to read. 😊 2y
BookishMarginalia @merelybookish That's a lovely idea! 2y
LeahBergen I adore Suite Francaise. 💕 2y
batsy You got a wonderful variety of books! Amazing 📚💕 2y
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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

A wonderful work! It's heartbreaking that Nemirovsky was murdered by the Nazis before she could finish the whole suite. So many voices silenced. 😡 #booksintranslation #readingwomenmonth

Cinfhen Excellent story and I agree 💔 2y
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Lcsmcat
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I read this first in English and through it discovered the rest of Némirovsky's work. #booksintranslation #readingwomenmonth @thereadingwomen

Sydsavvy Loved this book. Are her other works translated into English? 2y
Lcsmcat Some are, but not all. 2y
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Lcsmcat Fire in the blood 2y
Lcsmcat @Sydsavvy The above have been translated. 2y
Sydsavvy Great thank you!!! 2y
LeahBergen Loved this book. ❤️ 2y
writerlibrarian Loved this. I always rec it. It's in our blind date with a book selection at the library. 2y
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nadine_swartz
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Pickpick

I finished Suite Française morning. It was a ten month project, the longest French book I've read since grad school (4 years ago!!). Némirovsky was a nasty woman and badass bitch ahead of her time.

TrishB Love the mug 💚 2y
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