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Father's Day
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
56 posts | 23 read | 90 to read
When devastating news shatters the life of six-year-old Harvey, she finds herself in the care of a veteran social worker, Wanda, and alone in the world save for one relative she has never met a disabled felon, haunted by a violent past he can't escape.Moving between past and present, Father s Dayweaves together the story of Harvey s childhood on Long Island and her life as a young woman in Paris.Written in raw, spare prose that personifies the characters, this novel is the journeyof two people searching for a future in the ruin of their past.Father's Dayis a meditation on the quiet, sublime power of compassion, and the beauty of simple, everyday things--abreakthrough work from one of our most gifted chroniclers of the human heart."
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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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While brushing my teeth I thought about it.
It‘s no bad or boring book – no. Technically it‘s brilliant but it didn‘t get me at all. Maybe because I read about feelings but felt them seldomly while reading. Which is a weird criticism because it perfectly fits Jason with his will to tame his demons. 🤷🏽‍♀️
Overall it‘s like the story wants to be touching so badly that it „overacts”. If you get what I mean.

(Maybe mean but that‘s how I feel.)

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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Mehso-so

👉🏼 https://herzpotenzial.com/simon-van-booy-mit-jedem-jahr/
The review that made me want to read the book (🇩🇪). I am a bit disappointed. I expected more – but I can‘t say what exactly. Van Booy is a calm narrator, I knew that but this time, for me there was no arc of suspense because the blurb spoilers the key points.
And until it occurred at the end I did forget about the „big secret” (which didn‘t convince me).
Not his best but an okay read.

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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Finally I managed to start this. 🙌🏼
I‘m about 40 pages in and from what I remember from „Die Illusion des Getrenntseins“ Simon Van Booy remains true to hisself. The story starts at a leisurely pace but one gets hints for one or two secrets fast.

Yupp, I think Iike it.

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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No, I didn‘t start Simon Van Booy‘s book today. 😟
I had a _very_ busy day with a lot of running around and quite a huge amount of paperwork that wanted to be filled out and handed in in time, so at the moment I am just knackered … 🥺 Someone in here to brush my teeth and tuck me in❓

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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Buuuuut – tomorrow I will hopefully begin reading this. And yes, it still _is_ shrink wrapped 🤭 because no, it‘s s not about 15 months ago that I bought it in a bookshop at the main station on a Sunday‼️🤥

(Yes, „maybe” it is – but this is last of the four or five books I bought back then but I haven‘t read yet.)

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MicrobeMom
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Happy Father‘s Day to this guy, my dad. Who let me steal his Stephen King books and read them when I was way too young. Love you Dad! #raisedareader

britt_brooke 💚💚💚 13mo
SledgeReader Awesome Dad Award!!!! 13mo
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melissajayne
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Me and my dad at #Canucks game last April. #happyfathersday

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wanderinglynn
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Happy Father‘s Day to all the dads out there.

I lost my dad 8 years ago. (cancer sucks!) He was the bestest daddy & I was certainly a daddy‘s girl. I miss him every day, but particularly today and tomorrow (what would‘ve been his 73 birthday).

So if your dad is still alive, please give him a big hug and tell him how much he means to you. 🧔🏻❤️

Cinfhen Beautiful tribute 💙💙 13mo
PenguinInFlight This is beautiful. ❤️❤️ I lost my dad 11 years ago to a brain aneurism. He was only 53, and it was very unexpected. I feel lucky for the 23 years I had him, but I wish I had gotten to have him longer. Thinking of you! *hugs* 13mo
GatheringBooks awww. such a beautiful tribute. 13mo
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wanderinglynn Thank you @PenguinInFlight - I was 34. It‘s never long enough. Thinking of you too. {hugs} 13mo
jmtrivera 💜 13mo
TrishB That‘s lovely ❤️ 13mo
DGRachel {{hugs}} 13mo
Purrfectpages Wonderful tribute 13mo
youneverarrived ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
thereadingowlvina 💖 hugs 💖 13mo
knittedgnome 💕hugs friend. Thinking about you and others who have lost their Dad today. 13mo
tammysue Such a beautiful tribute to your dad.❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Kaye Beautiful. You were and still are, lucky to have such a wonderful father and role model. He‘s still with you, you just can‘t see him. 13mo
wanderinglynn Thank you @Kaye ☺️ 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful pics! ❤️ 13mo
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 13mo
wanderinglynn Thank you @LeahBergen ☺️ 13mo
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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy

Ich freue mich sehr auf „Mit jedem Jahr“, das ich vor Monaten bei den Mädels von www.herzpotenzial.com entdeckt habe, denn „Die Illusion des Getrenntseins“, auf das ich ja eher zufällig gestoßen war, hat mich so begeistert und berührt. Und das, obwohl, ich sagte es schon, mir Geschichten um den 2. Weltkrieg am Popo vorbeigehen oder mir an den Ohren rauskommen, weil ich schon soooooo viele davon gelesen habe und sie mittlerweile alle gleich finde.

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy

Das hab ich für die Rubrik

ICH BIN EINE NEUERSCHEINUNG

der Dezember/Januar-Leserunde der #BakerstreetBookworms vorgeschlagen. ☺️

Ich bin gespannt.

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Buechersuechtling
Mit jedem Jahr: Roman | Simon Van Booy
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Ich bin heute mit dem Mann meines Vertrauens und dem festen Vorsatz dort Geld auszugeben zur Bahnhofsbuchhandlung gefahren. Ich weiß zwar nicht genau, was es über mich aussagt, dass ich gegen die generelle Ladenöffnung am Sonntag bin, es _diesen_ Sonntag aber sehr genossen habe, in Ruhe Bücher zu kaufen. Hatte für mich Ausflugs- und Event-Charakter.

Meine Ausbeute:

1️⃣ "Mit jedem Jahr" verdanke ich den Mädels von http://herzpotenzial.com❣️

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eclecticreading
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Regrammed from my Instagram: I sense a theme running amongst the books I acquired recently 🤔🤓📖📚 #toberead #tbrqueue #tbrpile #toread

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Bookish_B
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Hoping you all had a lovely 4th of July! (Wrong holiday book title. I know!) I got lots of reading done. Hoping to finish this by tonight. I have about 80 pages to go. Not a big fan of the cover but the book is lovely. Beautifully written. Both heartbreaking and uplifting. And the red, white and blue sangria was delish!

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readinginthedark
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Okay, this is kind of a weird angle because my pinkie tipped forward a bit while I was doing it, but this is the wax hand I made my husband for Father's Day @britt_brooke ! My son's looks more like a claw, and he refused to give it to my husband because he thought it would be his toy...guess I wasn't very clear about it. 😆

Robothugs 😂 That's cute (your son)! This was very creative! 2y
britt_brooke How cool!! Thanks for sharing. I definitely want to try this with my boys! 2y
readinginthedark @Robothugs @britt_brooke Thanks! It wasn't actually much work on my part, 'cause we just went to an art studio where they have the wax vat and set it up for you. You might be able to do it at home, but make sure you use ice water to get your hand really cold first, and then dip quickly several times so you don't burn yourself! 2y
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MrBook
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Spending the day with my you-know-who 😎👍🏻! #HappyFathersDay, fathers!

Ms_T Lovely pic 👍🏻 2y
Adam_Z Love the shirt, Jason 👍. 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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moarbookspleaze
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Part of my Dad's Father's Day gift came today! I love it.

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Birdsong28
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Look at this lovely Father's Day card I bought as my dad loves books just as much as me!!! 📖📚

Ms_T Lovely! 2y
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Nuwanda
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Bailedbailed

I gave up on this one. Flat dialogue, maudlin story, and weird plot contradictions (the grandparents are filling out adoption papers! Wait, they're dead!) left me feeling like I should move on to a new book.

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librarian365
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Best way to start the morning... breakfast with a new book! This is a pick from @Liberty via the @bookriot All The Books podcast. Can't wait to dig in! #bookriot #newbooks #library

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Snoopy ❤️ 3y
booksbythecup Thanks for reminding me of this book, I had it from the library but didn't get to it... 3y
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bookninja
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shawnmooney
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Harvey is 6 when her parents die in an accident. The closest relative is her unknown, ex-con of an uncle, Jason. Does he want custody, the social worker asks. It's an imperfect novel - the unsatisfying 20-years-later part and last-minute plot twist almost ruined it. I still highly recommend it for its pitch-perfect, unsentimental, tender heart: a desperate little girl holding her wee hand out to a broken man, him slowly, warily reaching back.

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Chassie
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This is very sweet and thoughtful read. The pace was slow and steady. I absolutely fell in love with the characters. It may have tied up a little too nicely at the end, but I am totally ok with it.

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Chassie
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ramyasbookshelf How many books are you reading at one time , you literary-polygamist you :)) 3y
BookishMarginalia Usually 5 or 6 -- I lose track 😜 3y
shawnmooney @ramyasbookshelf Today I started 8 new ones and had 4 on the go: total, 12. Lol 3y
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ramyasbookshelf @shawnmooney wow! I feel naughty if I have three going on at the same time ;) 3y
ramyasbookshelf @BookishMarginalia lol!! You weren't even close :) 3y
Lindy 12! That's impressive. Learning about other hardcore readers' habits is why I love hanging out on Litsy. 3y
SusanInTiburon At the moment I have 6 I think of as "current" and 9 or 10 more I think of as long-term ... 3y
LindaGrace812 You literary polygamists are amazing! I can do one fiction and one nonfiction at a time, and that's my limit. I am very much a one-thing-at-a-time person across my entire life. I always tell my husband that this is why he doesn't ever need to worry about me cheating on him! 😜 3y
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bookshopsc
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Father‘s Day is a gentle and absorbing story about a woman named Harvey and her adoptive father, a felon with a violent past. Shifting between scenes of Harvey as a girl and as a self-assured woman in Paris, Father‘s Day is a meditation on the immense effect one human life can have on another. -Kat

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anwade88
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A light read, but with depth. A story about family, redemption, and memories that left me with a smile on my face. Perfect summer read.

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anwade88
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy

"But war only ends for those who have not been in one."

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anwade88
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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I'm having a slow fiction reading week. I've been on a non-fiction kick.

However I am slowly but surely working on Father's Day and enjoying it so far.

My sister sent me this and I thought it was a good one 👍🏽

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anwade88
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy

"The writing was dense, and the rhythm of words, like a current, dragged her out to sleep."

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anwade88
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Almost time for bed + a new book

Rebeccak 👍👍👍👍 3y
anwade88 @Rebeccak your review led me to picking this one up! Excited to dive in! 3y
Rebeccak I hope you enjoy! 3y
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giveitupforlentmom
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This was awesome!

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giveitupforlentmom
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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Starting a new book! But first laundry!

SusanInTiburon You have better discipline than I. 3y
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Suzze
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My dad and me....1972.

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bookriot
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"It's about a little girl who gets orphaned and then placed into a foster home with an unlikely man. It's a tender story of redemption, second (and third and fourth) chances, and what it means to learn how to be a parent. Strongly recommended!" - @KarinaG

What books with rad dads do you recommend?

hike.read.repeat Perfect pic. 👌🏽 3y
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Lauren.Archer
Father's Day | Simon Van Booy
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What a great pretty short novel. I loved the story telling and it even has a little twist at the very end, that will make you smile.

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Lauren.Archer
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I waited all day for this book to arrive. Can't wait to start it.

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MarlysWS
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This is a beautiful story of a father and daughter and the love between them. My only major critique is that I think I don't like the unveiled twist at the end. I like the story more, I think, without this new fact added to the context. But beautiful writing and adorable quotes from the little girl.

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MarlysWS
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A perfect Friday evening: a book and a blanket.