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Sutton
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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One of the most notorious criminals in American history is brought blazing back to life by a master storyteller.
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Reviewsbylola
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The atmosphere in this book is incredible. I‘m currently reading the portion where Willie Sutton describes Times Square in the 1940s, with the names statues and waterfall on Bond‘s and the Camel sign that actually blew smoke rings.

Leftcoastzen Cool! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘ve spent the latter part of the month reading only the longest standing books on my to-read lists on here and GR, reading only those I actually own. Out of the three I‘ve completed so far, two were 4 ⭐️ and one (His Bloody Project) was a 5 ⭐️ star. I‘ve been pleasantly surprised.

Book 4 has been stacked on Litsy for years. I don‘t know why I never reached for this one before but it is the epitome of well written historical fiction.

MicheleinPhilly I really enjoyed this one. 2y
Reviewsbylola It‘s fantastic! I could see it being one of my top books of 2020! @MicheleinPhilly 2y
MicheleinPhilly Did you read his NF? I LOOOOOOVED it. 2y
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Reviewsbylola No, I‘ll have to stack it! @MicheleinPhilly (edited) 2y
Hollie @Reviewsbylola his The Tender Bar is one of my all time favorites. It is beautifully written and has lots of book references throughout. I have read it 3 times and love it so much! 2y
BarbaraBB Sounds good Stephanie! 2y
Reviewsbylola Obviously I need to read it since you and @MicheleinPhilly speak so highly! @Hollie 2y
Reviewsbylola Highly recommend! @BarbaraBB 2y
Liz_M What a fun idea -- to work your way through your oldest TBR! 2y
Reviewsbylola It‘s really been working out well for me! It takes all the stress out of choosing my next read and I‘ve ended up reading books that I‘ve loved and may never have gotten to otherwise! @Liz_M 2y
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Texreader
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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ljuliel This sounds good. 3y
Reggie Lolol these are all great. You‘re mom made me stack this! 3y
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kstadt929
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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Alright #lmbpc group! What are your thoughts on these?? If nothing interests you I have many more 😋 I‘m so excited to get to know everyone through comments! @Carolyn11215 @Kappadeemom @minkyb

Carolyn11215 Ohhh...again, they all look really interesting. I have the Immortalists in library hold but it‘s gonna be a LONG time before it arrives so reading it sooner rather than later would be awesome. But I‘d be happy with any!! 4y
minkyb I‘ve read but if that is the group‘s choice I am happy to reread! 4y
Carolyn11215 Educating Alice sounds very intriguing! 4y
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kstadt929 @minkyb Do any of the other 3 sound good to you?? 4y
umbrellagirl The Immortalists is amazing! 4y
minkyb They all sound good! 4y
Kappadeemom I‘m good with anything! Pick it and I will read it 👍 4y
Carolyn11215 Woot woot. Copy of Immortalists just became available at library so I snagged it!! 4y
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Hollie
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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For #5fordinner I decided to go with
Laurie Halse Anderson
Jenny Lawson
Khaled Hosseini
John Boyne
J. R. Moehringer

I may need to do another with authors from the past because I'd love to have dinner with Zelda Fitzgerald

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! Zelda!! 😊 5y
HippieChickHomeschool Jenny Lawson!!! I would love to have dinner with her too!! 5y
Hollie @HippieChickHomeschool she would definitely make sure the dinner was eventful! 5y
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Jerdencon
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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Got this book as part of a postal book club and i'm loving it! But I am a sucker for books taking place in NYC. Will have to put it down until I get back from vacation since I have to leave paper books at home! 😀

Reviewsbylola I've had this on my TBR 5y
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jlondon1963
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A Robin Hood of the 19th century. Would love to have seen pictures of Sutton and others mentioned. #CupidGoesPostal book 2 Thank you @LEGolasa

LEGolasa I'm so glad you liked both books! 5y
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Tomata
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Can't wait to read these 4 beauties

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jessamyngrace
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer

"None of it is a waste. Any book is better than no book. Slowly, surely, one will lead you to another, which will lead you to the best. Do you want to spend your life planting roses with me?... Then -- books. It's that simple. A book is the only real escape from this fallen world. Aside from death."

Chapin to Sutton. Wise words

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Hollie
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In this #shelfie you can see a Mike Moustakas bobble head and Woody A. Logg. My dad once randomly handed me a log for the wood burning stove and told me it was for good luck and its name was Woody. Sure enough, he had written Woody A. Logg on it. It resided in my car for awhile and has been on my bookshelf for the last decade, roughly. #aprilbookshowers

sammisho Go royals!!! #raisedroyal 5y
Hollie @sammisho clearly you have good taste! 5y
sammisho @Hollie I am just a Kansas City girl!!! 💙💙💙 5y
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Hollie @sammisho I'm from near Hays, but we usually go to a royals game every year for my birthday! 5y
TelevisionNeighbor Go royals!!! 💙 I grew up in KC. 5y
Hollie @Kristajayec always good to see some Royals love! 5y
sammisho @Hollie we have family in Hays/Lyons! 5y
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Marchpane
Sutton | J. R. Moehringer
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#thisshouldbeamovie

Willie Sutton's life hasn't gotten the big Hollywood treatment? What is up with that? Seriously filmmakers, get on this asap.

#seasonsreadings2016

Peterdamien I'd never even heard of him til you posted this, but thanks to a Google, I agree. I want a movie. 6y
Reviewsbylola Sutton sounds great! I swear my TBR has just exploded over the last few days. 6y
Marchpane @Reviewsbylola It's a great book, incredibly well written as well as a top story @Peterdamien little details of his prison breaks made their way into movies like The Great Escape and Shawshank Redemption but Willie's own story is more than worthy. 6y
Liberty I really liked this book! 6y
Cinfhen Cool photo ❤️👍🏻 6y
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Hollie
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I have more #onewordtitles than I thought, but this is probably my favorite. Anthony Doerr called it an "utter joy to read" and I concur. It's about a NYC bank-robber's life. Narration shifts from 1969 back to the 1920s bank robbing days. Superbly done. It's resting on my candy cane jammies because that is what Saturday mornings are for. #photoadaynov16

Marchpane Agree, this book is fantastic 👍 6y
Hollie @Marchpane have you read his The Tender Bar? It's probably my 2nd fav book of all time 6y
Marchpane Ooh, no I haven't. I will definitely track that down, thanks! 6y
Hollie @Marchpane I can't wait to see what you think of it! 6y
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krodda
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America didn't want any of us, and you haven't felt unwanted until America doesn't want you.

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MrBook
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Fictionalization of the legendary bank robber, Willie "The Actor" Sutton, based off the 1st real-life interview he gave after being released from prison the 5th and last time. Takes place in 1900s-1960s NYC. The prose and dialogue are amazing--many great one-liners! The story of unrequited love is heart-wrenching & nearly brought me to tears. I pictured James Caan playing Willie. Captivating history! Pair with: Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, chilled.

subwayreads Have you read his memoir? The Tender Bar? I liked Sutton, but a The Tender Bar is incredible. 6y
HotCocoaReads I liked this book so much! 6y
BibliOphelia Also LOVED The Tender Bar @subwayreads!! 6y
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subwayreads @BibliOphelia it's so good!! 6y
MrBook @subwayreads @bibliophilea It's on my TBR 😁👍🏻! 6y
MrBook @HotCocoaReads He has a great writing style, doesn't he?! 6y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I loved this book! Such great storytelling!! 6y
Ellen Great writer - thought The Tender Bar was fantastic, and he ghost wrote Andre Agassi's autobiography (which Agassi himself explains in the book) 6y
HotCocoaReads Yes, it was beautifully written! I liked this book so much more than I expected to. 6y
MrBook @Ellen I didn't know that! Awesome! @HotCocoaReads Ditto that 😁👍🏻. 6y
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HotCocoaReads
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Wow--I liked this book much more than I thought I would. It's historical fiction based on the life of infamous bank robber (and prison escape artist) Willie Sutton. Interesting questions brought up--like why are banks allowed to rob people (Great Depression)? Also, it has a cool twist near the end

ShelfSpaceLimited I don't know if I should be ecstatic I own so many books on my TBR pile that get great reviews, or if I should be disheartened that I still continue to get new books from the library. Of course I feel like library books need to be read first. So many books so little time ! 6y
HotCocoaReads I feel the same way @shelfspacelimited! 6y
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HotCocoaReads
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"He vows, if he ever gets out of this Dark Cell, he's going to memorize books, poems, so they'll always be in his head, just in case."

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HotCocoaReads
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Time is a thief, but he's not subtle. He's a thug. And youth is a little old lady walking through the park with a pocketbook full of cash...You want to keep time from robbing you? Hold on for dear life, boys. When time tries to snatch something from you, just grab tighter...That's what memory is.

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Hollie
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Based on the true story of Willie "the actor" Sutton, NYC bank robber, Moehringer will steal your heart with this one. I loved the NYC setting spanning from 1901 Brooklyn slums to 1969. You'll be rooting for a bank robber, so there's that. A+!

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Misi
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I so loved The Tender Bar. I know this book can't reach that level, but I'm found of Moehringer because of that lovely first book.