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Forever
Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
This widely acclaimed bestseller is the magical, epic tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York in 1740 and remains ... forever. Through the eyes of Cormac O'Connor - granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan - we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac's remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city's buried secrets - the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.
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Kdgordon88
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#BeginsWith #Forever

Read this in 2004 (yes, I had to look it up, lol) and remember that it stuck with me. Must have been good. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 7mo
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LiseWorks
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Jan 6 #BeginsWith Forever I actually would like to read this, I'm going to have to put it on my list #ReadingPhotoChalenge @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 7mo
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megnews
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An Irishman immigrates to NYC in 1740 and is granted immortality if he never leaves the City, thereby having a front row seat to its history. At over 600 pages, this may sit in my tbr for awhile longer. #BeginsWith

Lcsmcat It‘s so good though! Don‘t let it wait too long. 7mo
Eggs Fascinating premise! 7mo
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Allthebookclubs
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Pickpick

I read this first when I was in college and it‘s always been one of my favorites. I listened to it on Audible this time. What a great story that transcends time. Book 26 in 2021

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Balibee146
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Feeling better after yukky flu and missed being on Litsy..... I'm putting this in #hibernation for now. I've been enjoyed what I've read but I'm still struggling to pick it up... Such a weird way to be with a book 😬😬
This is my second time stalling at the 100 page mark at the same time of year.... I will return to it in the summer and see if that makes a difference 👍👍

TrishB Hope you‘re on the mend ❤️ 3y
Balibee146 Cheers @TrishB 😘 3y
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Balibee146
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My #weeklyforecast is just this.... Must have had it on last three or four forecasts lol.
Going to finally see the new Star Wars film today with the kiddos though I have an absolutely banging headache with a head cold and just want to hide.... Fingers crossed the lemsip and ibuprofen sort me out so I can be Fun Mum 😱😱

jhod Ugh, hope it gets better soon 😘 3y
Cathythoughts Good luck ❤️👍🏻I hope you feel better 3y
Balibee146 @jhod @Cathythoughts 😘😘😘 Episode 9 proved to be a good distraction and now just got a cold after a night of deep sleep 3y
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Balibee146
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A modest #weeklyforecast this week. Planning to finish Prisoner of Azkaban and get a good chunk of Forever read.... I started Forever last Christmas Eve but went into a huge reading slump and abandoned all my fiction reads for months.
May add an audio book if my back strain lets up enough to let me get on the cross trainer! 😁
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Feel better and enjoy your two print books 😘 3y
Lcsmcat I loved Forever! 3y
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Lcsmcat
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Pete Hamill knows #NewYork. This is one of my favorite books of his. #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 3y
Leftcoastzen Love him! Nice pick! 3y
OriginalCyn620 Sounds like a great read! 🗽❤️ 3y
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Mrscfcain
Forever: A Novel | Pete Hamill
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This is one of my top five favorite books; I‘ve actually had to replace the first edition due to excessive reading. It has everything. History, Magic, action, and just enough romance.

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keithmalek
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Lcsmcat I loved this one. 3y
keithmalek @Lcsmcat Me too. 3y
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Lcsmcat
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Whether you call it magical realism or historical fiction, Forever is an engaging #fairytaleofnewyork whose protagonist lives forever, as long as he doesn‘t leave Manhattan. #winterwonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

erzascarletbookgasm Intriguing 4y
TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 4y
Cinfhen I‘ve always seen the title and cover but never knew what the book was about...interesting 4y
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Lcsmcat @Cinfhen @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm You should read it! Hamill is a New York historian who obviously loves his city. So he gets the history right. And the exploration of the blessing / curse of living forever is well done. How do you get close to someone when you know that they will die before you, that they will age and you won‘t, when there is literally no one who can share your memories? How do you process the changes from 1790 to 2001? ❤️it! 4y
Cinfhen Sounds like a good bookclub choice!!! I read this last year but hated it 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Been in my TBR for a while - need to bump up!! 4y
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Allthebookclubs
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5 stars. I LOVE this book and read it at least once a year. I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve recommended it, too many to count!! I‘m not sure I‘d call it “swashbuckling” as many other online reviews do, but‘s it‘s an easy to follow epic tale. I love experiencing history through Cormac‘s eyes. I feel every emotion as he goes through each precarious situation.

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Lcsmcat
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Tanisha_A I like the tote! 😍 4y
Lcsmcat @Tanisha_A Thanks! 4y
vkois88 Great picture! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Has been in my TBR; need to bump! 4y
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madamereadsalot1
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#readingresolutions day 4 #independence @Jess7

This amazing book finds main character, Cormac, in 1700's Ireland wanting to avenge his father's murder. He ends up being granted immortality and a one way ticket to what will eventually be modern Manhattan. We get to see New York go through all of its history, from wilderness to metropolis. Including his stint as a Revolutionary soldier during the battle for independence.

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miggymag
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Book #7 of 2018. I am halfway through and can tell it will be one of my favorites.

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Isierranichole
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Pickpick

I first read this book in 2007 and hammered through it in days. It follows the long life of an Irish immigrant to New York in the 1700‘s, through the slave trade, a couple wars...it is a fiction written about the history of Manhattan (and NYC) and how it went from a disgusting slum to the metropolis it is today. It also has some Irish folklore and African magic in it. “Forever” is easily in my top 5 favorite books of all time. #PeteHamill #Forever

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Just stumbled across this book in a used book store, so I looked it up on Litsy and saw your review. Bought it based on your post! 👍 5y
Lcsmcat I loved this book! It‘s my favorite Hamill. 5y
Isierranichole @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled please let me know what you think!!! 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im going to NYC in a few months and I want to read it before I go. Thanks again for your review! 5y
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LauraBeth
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Stop knowing so much about me Amazon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Bahaha!!! 🤣😂🤣😂 5y
AbstractMonica Hahah 🤣🤣 5y
Cspen113 😂😂😂😂😂😂 5y
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vivastory Hahaha 5y
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Lmstraubie 😅😅😅 5y
mjdowens Wow! Just have to sneak those adverts in wherever they can😂😂 5y
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TrishB Wow....she says as she goes away to look a bit more... 5y
MicheleinPhilly Not gonna lie - I have a house cleaner. If I lost my job and suddenly had to cut back on expenses, I would stop buying books before I got rid of the house cleaner. 5y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly don't EVER give up your house cleaner! 5y
LauraBeth @minkyb that'd be perfect 🙌 5y
LauraBeth @mjdowens, @lmstraubie, @Cspen113, @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, @abstractmonica, @vivastory, @deborahsmall I think the echo is listening to our conversations 😂 (edited) 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LauraBeth 🤣😂🤣😂 I think so too!!! 5y
mjdowens 😂😂😂. Kind of like Big Brother always watching 5y
britt_brooke 😆 5y
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Lcsmcat
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LaraReads 😻😻😻 5y
Cinfhen Great pic and awesome question! 😻😻 5y
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Lcsmcat
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#springflingreading #startswithF The first Hamill I ever read and still a favorite.

Sace How have I never heard of this book??? 5y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Pruzy Just realized McEwan has a thing for one word titles...Solar, Saturday, Amsterdam, Atonement, Nutshell... 6y
AlaMich When I saw the title of the book, my first thought was the Judy Blume book Forever. I don't know how old you are, but that was the "dirty" book that got passed around when I was a tween ? 6y
MicheleinPhilly @Pruzy He does, doesn't he? I don't know that I've ever really noticed it before despite having read a good chunk of his books. 6y
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MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich Oh same. ☺ 6y
AlaMich @MicheleinPhilly My wife teaches first grade and there have been a few Ralphs appearing in classrooms. 🙄 All I can think is, thank God no one their age will have a clue! 6y
MicheleinPhilly BWAHAHAHAHAHA! @AlaMich (edited) 6y
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