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George and Lizzie
George and Lizzie: A Novel | Nancy Pearl
From Americas librarian and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie have radically different understandings of what love and marriage should be. George grew up in a warm and loving familyhis father an orthodontist, his mother a stay-at-home momwhile Lizzie grew up as the only child of two famous psychologists, who viewed her more as an in-house experiment than a child to love. Over the course of their marriage, nothing has changedGeorge is happy; Lizzie remainsunfulfilled. When a shameful secret from Lizzies past resurfaces, shell need to face her fears in order to accept the true nature of the relationship she and George have built over a decade together. With pitch-perfect prose and compassion and humor to spare, George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moments.
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Clwojick
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Yup, it‘s perfect audiobook walking weather. I am so ready for fall! 🍂

Marina_h Beautiful photo 🍁🍃 I still have two weeks summer holiday left but when September starts I'm looking forward to Autumn as well! 5mo
DivineDiana Atmospheric! ❤️ 5mo
LauraBeth Beautiful scenery! 5mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders So excited for Fall!! 🍁🍂🍃 5mo
ladym30 Beautiful! 5mo
bookaholic1 I am waiting for fall as well, more nights of blankets, warm drinks, and of course reading 5mo
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Clwojick
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What a perfectly foggy day to walk to work. ☺️

Listening to the tagged audiobook, and finding that I mildly hate the main character Lizzie. 🤷🏻‍♀️

4thhouseontheleft I need a foggy day! It's been in the high 90's, and they had to drain our neighborhood swimming pool because they found broken glass in it. 😩It won't open again for days. 5mo
Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft I feel you! I‘ve been walking to and from work, and it‘s been so sticky and muggy out. I normally have to hop in a cold shower multiple times a day just so I don‘t feel gross. 5mo
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anored
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Enjoying this quirky book. I ❤️ Lizzie!!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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G is for George 😉

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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This one was up and down for me. Lizzie was hard to like and George was a peach so that made it even harder. Overall, I liked the arc of the story and the ending was strong. #MountTBR

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Julsmarshall
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1. Mystery
2. Agatha Christie
3. Right now? Bad Blood about the Theranos debacle.
4. Um, I‘ve tried every genre except dinosaur erotica I guess. I hear that exists but, no.
5. George and Lizzie.
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 10mo
readordierachel Dinosaur erotica 😆😆 There's something out there for everyone I guess. 10mo
Dragon Love ❤️ Dame Agatha Christie! 10mo
Gezemice Just finished Bad Blood! Mindblowing. 10mo
Eggs #4 😂🤣 10mo
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Julsmarshall
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Starting this one! In the mood for something light and funny. I hope this is it!

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BarbaraJean
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Mehso-so

This one was halfway between “pick” and “so-so.” Billed as an examination of a marriage, but it‘s more of a study of Lizzie herself. I didn‘t dislike it; I didn‘t even dislike Lizzie, though I‘ve seen that sentiment in many other reviews. She frustrated me, but I also felt for her. Ultimately, I enjoyed the way this prompted me to think about what makes people tick—what influences our relationships & motivations & inability to let go of the past.

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BarbaraJean
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My planned February reading has somewhat spiraled out of control...mainly because I can‘t seem to restrain myself from checking out library books. I now have seven in-progress reads...😬 Pictured above: on the left—library book club pick, started today at lunch, and on the right—my poetry pick for February, which I‘m slowly making my way through. Not pictured: the stack of four unread library books sitting at home...

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Rissa1
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I am not enjoying the audio version, but I dob't want to give up, I think I will put in a request at the library for a physical copy.

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Reviewsbylola
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#rightnexttotherightone . . . or the wrong one. George and Lizzie have been married for a few years, and nothing much has changed. George is still blissfully happy. Lizzie, however, has not. She‘s not sure why, but she feels unfulfilled. This is a look at a marriage during its “defining moments” and there isn‘t much I love more than a book about marriage! I‘ve not read this one but somehow it ended up on my TBR. 🤷🏼‍♀️

#septemberdanes

Julsmarshall This one is sitting on my bedside table! 1y
emilyhaldi This is right up your alley! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued but maybe I‘ll wait for your review 1y
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Kalalalatja I‘m all for books about marriages! 🙌 can we get some of your faves?? 1y
Reviewsbylola These are a few! ⬆️ @Kalalalatja 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for all the suggestions!!! 1y
Kalalalatja Soooo many additions to my tbr! Thanks 👍 1y
Mdargusch Good one! 1y
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The_Real_Nani
Mehso-so

I hate Lizzie and I like Lizzie. Girl has issues but I also understand her...

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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

This book was a “so-so” right up until the last few pages. It definitely has its faults (like, what does the great game really have to don with the rest of the story at all). But I actually found myself relating to Lizzie in a lot of ways and I was glad that the story ended the way that it did.

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MelissaSue81
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Summer hours started today so I had some time to myself, so I took my book on a field trip. I love this spot.

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MelissaSue81
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1. George and Lizzie, but I‘m having a tough time getting into it.
2. Not sure. My mom always read to me before bed. I remember her reading me Ramona, Little House, etc. I learned to read early, but don‘t remember really moving reading until I discovered the Babysitters Club books in 5th or 6th grade.
3. All the times!
4. A Man Called Ove. #manicmonday

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 2y
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MelissaSue81
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On Sunday we came home to a mystery package. A friend of mine had sent me this amazing Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure.
Today, I noticed this book that had caught my eye at the library a bunch of times was by Nancy Pearl, so I had to check it out! Anyone read it?

BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CoffeeAndABook Haven‘t read it but it looks intriguing. #stacked 😉 I‘ll be interested to hear if you like it!! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Pickpick

Half an hour ago I told @BookishMarginalia not to read this one. The character of Lizzie is stunted and unfair to her devoted husband George. I told her that I would finish it because it was Nancy Pearl. Boy am I glad I did. The very last scene makes it worthwhile. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jen2
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Pickpick

I love Nancy Pearl! This is a wonderful book!!!

riversong153 I love that quote!! 2y
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Alfrazier21
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Received some unexpected book mail from Touchstone Books today! I won a copy of George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl on Goodreads! Yay! 🤓📚 #goodreadsgiveaway #fiction

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Alfrazier21 Thank you!! @RaimeyGallant 😁 2y
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ReadingSusan
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Bailedbailed

My TBR pile is too big to struggle through a book I am not enjoying.

Tamra Truth 2y
Verity Agreed. I still find it hard to do though! 2y
Cheshirecat913 True story. I doing that more now too. 2y
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Tameeka Oh no! I kept hearing this was a great book. 😬 2y
RealBooks4ever @Tameeka I've been hearing it's not so good! 2y
GA_Bookworm07 Two of my fave people from one of my all time fave shows. 2y
Tameeka Bummer! 2y
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azulaco

Nancy Pearl (author of "Book Lust") is speaking at a library near me, and I can't go. ? But maybe some of you in the Northern Virginia area can. She'll be talking about her debut novel, George & Lizzie. It's Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00-8:00 pm, at the Gum Spring Library in Stone Ridge, VA, part of the Loudon County Public Library system.

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Spiderfelt
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Bailedbailed

I don't know what I was expecting from Nancy Pearl's first book, but it certainly wasn't an opening scene with a character so inebriated she can't stand, who decided to have sex with half the football team as a 'game'. Perhaps trying to be clever, the writing was awkward and clunky when it could have been straightforward.

Centique 😨😨 Youch. I would‘ve bailed too. 2y
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ElvinaGB
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Can't wait to start on this pile.

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LauraBrook
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Some morning #bookmail! Thank you to the publisher, @TouchstoneBooks for a copy!

Graciouswarriorprincess Let me know how it is. I have an opportunity to see her in November!! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @LauraBrook 👍🏻😃Thanks! 2y
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gossamerchild
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Pickpick

I'm pleased to report that my librarian hero can, in fact, write a good novel. The characterizations are somewhat problematic (unsympathetic, unreliable female character, mostly due to probable mental illness and definite child abuse, and the always-forgiving, "perfect" husband), but overall this was highly enjoyable. Really wish we could start writing about sexually promiscuous women who didn't regret it, though. But an enjoyable read.

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JennyReadsBooks
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Pickpick

Happy Book Birthday to #GeorgeAndLizzie by Nancy Pearl! This character-driven novel pushes & pulls at the bonds of marriage & love, often with sharp humor & wit. I was lucky enough to read an early draft (when it was still in Microsoft Word format). I loved it a great deal even then, & I can't wait to re-read it in it's final form. Congratulations, Nancy, on your debut novel! @TouchstoneBooks #booklove #contemporaryfiction #NancyPearl #debutnovel

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ReadingEnvy
Bailedbailed

Look, if anyone but Nancy had written it I don't believe it would have been published. Too much telling instead of showing, characters who don't seem quite realistic, and I wasn't drawn in. Sorry America's librarian.

shawnmooney I am almost ready to bestow Princess of Bailing status upon you... 😂 2y
MamaGina Do it, @shawnmooney, give her the 👑!!! Lol 2y
LeahBergen She shall be dubbed "The Handmaiden of Bailing", @shawnmooney . You will always reign supreme. ? 2y
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Jokila
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gossamerchild
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I'm equally excited and nervous about this one. I love everything she says ABOUT books, but will I enjoy what she writes? So far I'm enjoying it. #TotalEclipseoftheArc

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PatriciaU
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Panpan

Color me disappointed in this messy, confusing, irritating first novel from Nancy Pearl. Disappointed in the characters, who were supremely unlikable. Disappointed in the plot...wait! What plot? This will likely be adored by the quirky high school set. Just not for me.

lauralovesbooks1 Bummer! I had high hopes. 2y
PatriciaU It's gotten good reviews on GoodReads, so maybe it's just me... 2y
MarticaMustRead Oooh nooo!!😯 2y
minkyb Oh dear. Too bad. 2y
ReadingEnvy No it is truly badly written. The publisher would never have printed this book if it didn't have her name on itm 2y
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LibraryReads
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Pickpick

The daughter of two renowned narcissistic psychologists, Lizzie‘s problem has always been overthinking everything. George, raised in a very adoring family, comes into Lizzie‘s life with one goal – love her completely & forever. Can Lizzie relinquish the past to move toward the happiness that could be hers in the future? Relationships, good and bad, past and present, all come together to make a wonderful tale of the struggles of everyday life.

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ChrisM
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My daughter's getting married in October & this made me laugh!!!!

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ChrisM
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Sneaking in a little reading while waiting for Huey Lewis concert to start

peaknit That's the power of love...of reading❤️😂 3y
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ChrisM
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Favorite way to start a busy Saturday- coffee& a bagel and of course a book

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MarticaMustRead
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💝🚗🚦📰📚🤓
#Podcast #BookishThings #ForTheLoveOfBooks #LibrarianLife #BookNews #BookishHumor

Professional Book Nerds Podcast #137:

Loved my commute into work this morning- listened to a great interview with super librarian Nancy Pearl❣

She talks about her 1st novel which is tagged here & comes out Sep. 5th (🤗), how she got an action figure & of course gives out tons of wonderful book recommendations - particular thriller & mystery ones!!

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iamliterate
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Pickpick

This slice of (a crazy) life drama by Nancy Pearl explores family, empathy, friendship, coming of age, and overcoming the past. George & Lizzie is a slow-paced novel that focuses on rich detail setting and complicated characters. Fans of domestic fiction will enjoy this messy, charming, and edgy story of a woman coming to terms with her life choices.

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heidisreads
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The_Real_Nani
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I'm judging this book by its cover, for sure. Looking forward to reading it! #bea #bookexpoamerica

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Librarylady
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The thrill at Book Expo. Meeting Nancy Pearl.

lynneamch So jealous! I didn't know Nancy wrote fiction. Enjoy Book Expo! 3y
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