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The Gallery of Unfinished Girls
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls | Lauren Karcz
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A beautiful and evocative look at identity and creativity, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls is a stunning debut in magical realism. Perfect for fans of The Walls Around Us and Bone Gap. Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasnt been able to paint anything worthwhile in the past year. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is in a coma. Or the fact that Mercedes is in love with her best friend, Victoria, but is too afraid to admit her true feelings. Despite Mercedess creative block, art starts to show up in unexpected ways. A piano appears on her front lawn one morning, and a mysterious new neighbor invites Mercedes to paint with her at the Red Mangrove Estate. At the Estate, Mercedes can create in ways she hasnt ever before. But Mercedes cant take anything out of the Estate, including her new-found clarity. Mercedes cant live both lives forever, and ultimately she must choose between this perfect world of art and truth and a much messier reality. A dreamy and subtle work of art, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls explores love, family, and the maddening, magical drive to create art.Adi Alsaid, author of Let's Get Lost
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TheLibrarian
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#bookmail

Now if only I could get out of my funk and start reading again.

Reviewsbylola 🤞🏻🤞🏻 your slump is over soon! 8mo
StayCurious I feel you 😣 8mo
Crazeedi Been there, it sucks, but it does end, hope soon for you!❤ 8mo
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Godpants I‘m about 50 pages away from finishing Heartbreaker. It‘s a weird one, I can‘t wait to see what you think. 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Sending you lots of book love! 8mo
Bookartbookmarks Same. Same. 8mo
readordierachel 🤞🏼 Heartbreaker sounds good! 8mo
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imabusybee
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Another day another book!!

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slothandtabby
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Just for funsies: a shelfie! Complete with books about ladies and lady-friendship, embroidery and cross stitch, and some art objects by me and by other people. The tagged book, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls, is one of my top reads from 2017. I'm not a big YA reader, but I loved this dreamy, magical story about an artist in love with her best friend and struggling to make art (and to make sense of her life).

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Kelly
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A little Cybils reading before teaching yoga tonight.

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This is what our reviewer had to say about #TheGalleryofUnfinishedGirls by @laurenkarcz "The combination of tragedy, love and a lost identity is not new to the writing world, but Karcz‘s version of it is enticing because of her complete indifference to reality."

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WanderingBookaneer
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My hair is going back to brown.

Lindy 🙁 3y
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TirzahPrice
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Plane reading!! MI ➡️ DC ➡️ VT! 🛫📚

Cinfhen Safe travels 3y
Nat_Reads Flamingos!!!! 3y
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