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Elmet
Elmet: A John Murray Original | Fiona Mozley
118 posts | 81 read | 2 reading | 93 to read
Fresh and distinctive writing from an exciting new voice in fiction - Sally Rooney meets Sarah Perry, Elmet is an unforgettable novel about family, as well as a beautiful meditation on landscape. Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. When they were younger, Daniel and Cathy had gone to school. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew. Atmospheric and unsettling, Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family's precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go.
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Mitch
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If you need some ideas for this weeks topical reading! Loved the grittiness I‘d the tagged book.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/28/devils-and-debauchery-why-we-love-...

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LadyCait84
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Pickpick

I feel this one in my chest; it‘s so heavy in a beautiful way. Gorgeous prose — with so many phrases and sentences that just bowled me over with their perfection — that builds, powerfully, to a heart-wrenching climax.

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Litsi
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Panpan

A poor family living off the grid on stolen land owned by immoral less poor people. What could go wrong? This debut novel was short listed for the Man Booker prize, but had no effect on me. So if you liked Olive Kitteridge or The Shipping News or The Sense of an Ending _ all other books that left no impression on me- you might like this.
( yes, it‘s been a poor reading year for me. don‘t know if it is me or the books!)
Next up: a simple romance

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TheEllieMo
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#Daddy is a very strong character, in many senses of the phrase, in this 2017 Booker shortlisted debut from Fiona Mozley.

#SoulSeptember @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Would you like to share your favourites @youneverarrived ? Each day, for 7 days, share a book cover you love, no explanation needed, and tag someone.

@Cinfhen 😘

JennyM I so enjoyed this book and love the cover. Captures Yorkshire perfectly x (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Great cover and I really thought this book was super atmospheric 2mo
youneverarrived Thank you for the tag 😘 that‘s a lovely cover! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Great cover♥️ 2mo
BarbaraBB I hadn‘t thought of this one, but it‘s gorgeous indeed 💕 2mo
LeahBergen I love this cover! 2mo
Simona I like this cover👍, but dislike the story 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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Daddy builds a house in #DownInTheWoods where he lives with his children Cathy and Daniel. This 2017 Booker shortlisted novel was a pleasant surprise to me, very readable, though the subject matter can be harsh.

#AyUpAugust
@Cinfhen
@squirrelbrain

Cinfhen Great choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼this book was surprisingly readable for such a heavy topic 😢 3mo
squirrelbrain I have this on my TBR shelf.... 3mo
Severnmeadows Fabulous cover! 3mo
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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
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Pickpick

There is a way that the world works, where the owners get to make the rules and those below must follow. To escape society‘s ideas of ownership—of land, of your own body—you can live in the woods like John, Cathy, and Danny. You can even fight back with great strength. But you‘ll inevitably be found, outnumbered, and subjected to the demands of the powerful. To be truly free, the book suggests, you have to burn it all down.

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Tex2Flo
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Far more nonfiction than my norm. (Usually lucky have just one.) Nice mix for me. Usually heavy on the mystery/thriller train.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 8mo
KarenUK Nice month! 👍 7mo
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JennyM
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#TimBitTunes #WheatKings

Growing up in rural Yorkshire, not too far where Elmet is set, I spent my childhood romping through wheat fields. Oh, the fun!

I have this on my TBR and may have to bump up after thinking of it again.

TrishB I have it in mine too 👍🏻 thanks to Cindy! 9mo
JennyM @TrishB I think mine was Cindy stacked too. 9mo
TheKidUpstairs I was just looking at this one at the library, thinking of suggesting it for my book club! 9mo
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Cathythoughts I also have on kindle 👍🏻♥️ 9mo
Cinfhen I really liked this one but @emilyhaldi was disappointed ~ it‘s wayyyyyy more of a character study than a plot driven story but I think you‘ll like it @JennyM @TrishB I‘m not sure it‘ll be a bookclub hit @TheKidUpstairs 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
TrishB I‘m looking forward to it! I‘m thinking it may be like this one 9mo
JennyM @TrishB @Cinfhen it does sound lovely. Let us know how you go if you do pick for book club @TheKidUpstairs 9mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts soooo many books and soooo little time 😬 9mo
emilyhaldi Hope you like this one!! @TrishB @JennyM I really thought I would love it but unfortunately I think I read it at the wrong time... it just fell flat. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
BarbaraBB Clever choice! I liked it when I read it last year but have forgotten all about it now 😊😘 9mo
JennyM @BarbaraBB I have so many books like that. I remember my general feeling, but couldn‘t tell you a thing about the plot. Glad it‘s not just me. 😘 9mo
JennyM @emilyhaldi hope you are vacationing hard Emily! Have fun 😘 9mo
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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

Ugh, this one just didn't do it for me. I loved the stark, poetic prose, but the slow pace and lack of plot had me wanting more. 🤷🏻‍♀️

emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I can see why you thought I would enjoy this, and in some ways I did! I'm wondering if switching between audio and print amidst the moving chaos just didn't allow me to appreciate it as much as I could have otherwise 🤔 11mo
Jas16 I felt the same way about this one. 11mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah, it sounds like this was probably not the perfect time for this book. ⬆️ You need something more gripping to focus on amidst all the chaos in your life. 11mo
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Cinfhen This book requires a lot of quiet reflection and it‘s VERY SLOW going. I read it pretty much in one sitting. Not sure if I put it down I would have been drawn to it again. 11mo
emilyhaldi You are so right @Cinfhen this is a great book to read in one sitting, it's like one long train of thought! 10mo
Litsi Agree about the lack of plot (edited) 4w
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emilyhaldi
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Between the holidays and moving, the past couple weeks have been a blur. But we are making progress!!

I suggested to my husband that he put some music on while we unpack boxes but he said he would prefer to finish his audiobook (Mistborn #1- anyone read this??) and who am I to complain?? So I‘m trying to finish up Elmet on audio in the meantime 🎧👍🏻

Reviewsbylola Wow, look at Alex!! 11mo
MallenNC I just moved also and it really did put a cramp on my reading time! I hope your move is going/has gone well. 11mo
vivastory Good luck with finishing the move! I read the Mistborn trilogy this year & really enjoyed it. 11mo
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Soubhiville I loved the Mistborn books! 11mo
Amiable My husband and I moved on Dec. 17--trying to unpack around Christmas has been daunting! I feel your pain. 11mo
Cinfhen Unpacking..... ugh 11mo
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kathedron
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Pickpick

I cannot truthfully say I enjoyed the book as a whole, but I did enjoy the writing (from teenager Daniel's POV) and appreciated how the lyrical style with its frequent glances at pastoral beauty made the pervasive violence and building menace feel all the more violent and menacing. The story is troubling throughout and the climax to which it leads is both horrible and horrific: I needed a brisk walk after to clear my head.

Cathythoughts Great review! Now I want to read it ( it‘s on my kindle ) 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
laurenbescoby I got your card! Thank you so much ❤️ x 11mo
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shikha.sourav
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Pickpick

Completed it today. It was a picnic read, with lyrical narrative and breathtaking ending.

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shikha.sourav
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Reading this book gives me a feeling of a trip back to my granny's place when each night she used to tell us beautiful stories.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 12mo
shikha.sourav Thanks everybody :) 12mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#31bookpics #bookstack All of these have been on TBR too long . Hope to get them read before the end of 2018.

vivastory What an excellent stack! 13mo
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TrishB
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#litsybookmail part two today😁
Thank you Cindy - I now feel I‘ve had my (vege) chicken soup for the soul! Grateful to have found such a wonderful friendship 💕
These gifts are awesome and sorry if I‘ve opened them ahead of birthday (it did say get well/birthday - my excuse) - but they will still be awesome then!!
I love my little Hedwig 🦉 and the books and gifts are amazing. Thank you 💜💜

Kalalalatja Oh, the Butcher‘s Hook! I really hope you like it 🤞 13mo
AmyG Hope you are feeling better! 13mo
squirrelbrain How lovely! ❤️❤️ 13mo
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Cinfhen Yay!! That was super fast...I‘m shocked 😮 so glad the gifts have arrived and I‘m looking forward to celebrating your birthday with u in person🎉💖😄 13mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja it has rave reviews! Can‘t believe a former Blue Peter presenter has written it! 13mo
TrishB @AmyG much better thank you 😘 13mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I know ❤️ very lucky. 13mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I know I was shocked how quickly it got here! And that would be an extra special birthday pressie 😘 13mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful gifts 🎁! How exciting to get such fab post. 👍🏻❤️ 13mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts it was a great day for post! We are blessed by this community and it‘s kindness. 13mo
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alisonrose
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Trite but true: feel like I didn‘t read the same book as others. Found this boring & plodding, narrator‘s voice changed seemingly by the author‘s needs, characters felt flat & clichéd. And while there‘s certainly a valid convo to be had about the concept of land ownership, ummmmm sorry I don‘t side with someone who just randomly decided to squat and acts high and mighty about it. Also STOP USING SEXUAL ASSAULT AS YOUR PLOT DEVICE. Bleeehhh. 1/5 ⭐️

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Timely. 😡

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alisonrose
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Had a hard time choosing my next read after such a wonderful experience rereading Neverwhere. I finally just went with one of the oldest ones on my TBR shelves (not by publication date, but by how long I‘ve owned it). “Man Booker finalist” doesn‘t always guarantee a good book but hopefully this will be! #nowreading

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Cinfhen
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Pickpick

It took about 30 pages for me to become invested and once I did, I read through in one sitting. Told from the POV of Daniel, a young boy who is looking back on an event that altered the course of his life. You know from the beginning it‘s something dark & isolating but the story is slowly revealed and you feel the dread and tension percolating. I‘m sure @TrishB & @emilyhaldi will love this richly atmospheric, dark & haunting story.

Cinfhen Special thanks to @shawnmooney and @Booksnchill who both sent me copies of this book 😘😘😘 1y
TrishB Definitely sold 👍🏻 love the sound of this one 💕 1y
emilyhaldi I think I‘m gonna love this one too! 🙌🏻 1y
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kathedron I've already got it stacked, but your review is prompting me to move it higher up the list. 😊 1y
Cinfhen Let me know what you think @TrishB @emilyhaldi @kathedron The story itself isn‘t really special or unique but the writing is so unnerving and compelling ~ I want to discuss this book...I think you read it @Kalalalatja !???! 1y
BarbaraBB Yay, I really really liked this one, so dark 🖤. Glad you did too. 1y
Kalalalatja I did, and it was great! I had to get into to it as well, but once I did I was invested! 👏 1y
Cinfhen I wasn't blown away by the story @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I thought some parts were pretty obvious early on but there was something about the writing and the way the story unfolded that grabbed me. What was the deal with Daniel and his femininity?? I wasn't sure if the author was trying to make a point?? 1y
Kalalalatja I agree about the story, but the writing made it feel very intense, while being really slow, for me. And I‘m thinking she was trying to turn the gender norms on their head, it almost felt like she had written Daniel as a “stereotypical” girl, and then flipped his gender 🔄 1y
Tex2Flo Just moved it up the TBR list. 1y
Booksnchill @Cinfhen so pleased you liked it!!! 1y
Cathythoughts It‘s on my kindle for ages.. must give it a go 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
LauraBeth Oohh this sounds up my alley 14mo
ElishaLovesBooks I loved this book too! It really grabs you and doesn‘t let go. 14mo
Cinfhen I think you'll both like it @Cathythoughts @LauraBeth 💜I didn't remember that you read it @ElishaLovesBooks but I get why you liked it so much 14mo
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Cinfhen
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I told my daughter to choose a book from my shelf and here‘s the winner 🌳🍂🌾 I don‘t know much about this book so I‘m going in with no expectations. September is #ReadWhatYouOwn month 🤞🏼🤞🏼

TrishB Interested to see what you think! Been on the fence with this one. My daughter still regularly picks my books 👍🏻 1y
Kalalalatja Oh, exciting! I liked it 👍 1y
scowler1 Loved it. 1y
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CouronneDhiver I‘ve heard good things. She chose well. 1y
emilyhaldi I've been meaning to read this forever. It's currently in my towering tbr stack!! SO curious to know how you like it 🤗 1y
Tex2Flo Can‘t wait to hear what you think. Just received it as a gift and I know nothing about it. 1y
Reviewsbylola Never seen this book before in my life! 1y
Cinfhen I only read first 15 pages @Tex @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @TrishB @CouronneDhiver writing is beautiful but I can tell, it‘s gonna be slow & bleak 😔 I hear the ending is great so I should stick with it... keep u all posted 1y
TrishB I quite like slow and bleak 😁 1y
GatheringBooks i like a #ReadWhatYouOwn monthly theme. 😂😂😂 1y
Cinfhen It's a good idea in theory but I already broke my ban & bought a bunch of new books @GatheringBooks I'm easily swayed by "deals" & "discounts" ? 1y
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen am suffering from withdrawal symptoms since it‘s been a month since i bought a book. since my trip to ireland. 😭😭📚📚 1y
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melsimpson
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Pickpick

Finished this after a recommendation from my best friend, who is a Yorkshire lass. Very bleak and like granite but, oh, such love...

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sophierayton
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Pickpick

Literary fiction debut from female British author. Based in the north of England, this timeless novel has a strong sense of place. There are a range of characters showing the variety of human experience; some confirming gender biases and others challenging them. They are also shown warts and all, confirming the complexities of being human - we are neither all good or all bad.

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enidkeaner
Panpan

I wanted so badly to like this but it just did not work for me at all

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

I got completely swept up by this audiobook. It‘s such a unique and disturbing story but beautifully written. I can‘t help but feel deeply for Cathy, Daniel and their Daddy. Well worth the listen.

CouronneDhiver Wasn‘t this one on the Women‘s prize list this year too? I feel like I‘ve heard of it before ... 1y
SoniaC @CouronneDhiver I‘m not sure but it wouldn‘t surprise me at all. 1y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Pickpick

I did not think I was going to enjoy this book. I could not have been more wrong.

This reads like the first season of a fantastic new HBO show - dark, forboding, with a cast of characters you immediately sympathize with, making the inevitable disaster that much more raw.

This was great - don't miss it

#EliReadsTheBookers #EliReadsTheWomensPrize

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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I most definitely have an inside sort of head.

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rachelwill
Mehso-so

Book 17: Took a while to get into this one but after a decent sitting and a change of pace in the latter part of the book I found my way. Would have loved to have heard this story from Cathy's point of view....

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Kalalalatja
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This book starts with Daniel running from something #burn-ing. Slowly, throughout the book, we learn how Daniel got seperated from his father and sister, and why he is fleeing the burning of his family home 🔥🔥

#HeatinJuly

BarbaraBB An impressive debut, this one. 1y
Cinfhen Still have to get to this one!! 1y
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andrew61
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Pickpick

I really liked this book which portrayed the Yorkshire countryside and community in both its natural beauty and brutality. Daniel seems a lost soul searching for his wild sister, cathy, who he lost years before when his bare fist fighter yet gentle 'Daddy' confronts demons from his past. Harsh yet poetic, i liked the characters, relationships, tension and couldn't stop turning the pages with a dramatic ending. As a debut im looking fwd to her next

Cathythoughts Great review! I have this on my kindle. Must get to it 👍🏻 1y
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Kristelh
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#backpackeurope traveling Elmet. Beautiful walking weather. @JenP @BookwormM

BookwormM Looks lovely 1y
JenP I will be very curious to see what you think of Elmet 1y
Kristelh @JenP I am liking it but a bit afraid of the book. I read Anita‘s and Bookworm‘s reviews. The narrator doesn‘t fit well with his age, he feels older than his stated age. 1y
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JenP @Kristelh I started off liking it. 1y
hilded Looks like you are enjoying your trip already 😉 1y
Cinfhen Great photos 👍🏻 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I love your photos. 1y
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Kristelh
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#backpackEurope.
Destination, Heathrow, July 2. First stop, Elmet. Hope there are no delays or bad weather. @JenP

LeeRHarry Love the welsh map 😊 1y
BookwormM England is in the middle of a heatwave at the moment so expect to meet English people complaining about the heat 🤣🤣 1y
Kristelh @BookwormM, It‘s been pretty hot back home (Minnesota) and if it isn‘t hot it‘s downpours 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Pickpick

Written in stark, yet unrelenting prose this story gripped me and wouldn‘t let go. I don‘t want to give too much away as much of the story happens at the end but it‘s about a family that lives in the woods of Yorkshire. The story is told in alternating flashbacks and present moments from the POV of Daniel, the son. Family, rural life, community are all described in language that is “rhythmic and lilting.” #Booked2018 #Outdoors #LitsyAtoZ #LetterE

ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen I finished this on Shabbat so still in June! 😊 1y
Cinfhen Yay!! It‘s on my shelf waiting to be read 🤗🤗😶 1y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Yay! I think you will enjoy it!😊 1y
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GypsyKat
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Today‘s Audible daily deal looks too good to pass up. #Audible #DailyDeal

JessNevertheless Ohhh thanks for the heads up! Been eyeing this book for awhile and now I have the perfect excuse to get it! 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Reading on the stair machine at the gym. Trying to make reading and cardio a thing. 😁🏃🏻‍♀️📚 At the very least I feel like I‘m accomplishing 2 things at the same time!! Still really enjoying this strange story.

britt_brooke This is the ONLY way I can tolerate the stairclimber!! 1y
ElishaLovesBooks @britt_brooke Yes! It went much faster than normal! But I wasn‘t going very fast- not sure if I could read and go fast. #klutzy 1y
britt_brooke @ElishaLovesBooks Slow and steady! 💪🏻 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Just started this one-literally only 15 pages in. Went on a short run and had a workout and I can‘t seem to stop thinking about it. Which is a good sign I think. It seems a little out of my comfort zone in terms of writing style (no dialogue yet!) but I‘m still liking it. I‘m thinking of using it for #Booked2018 #SetOutdoors

readordierachel That's a good sign! 1y
Cinfhen You have a few hours left to get it in for this quarter ❣️❣️😘 1y
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curnard
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Slowly getting through last year's booker shortlist. I loved this book. It is beautifully written, lyrical and at times disturbing. This tale of growing up tough in a rural Yorkshire with a bare knuckle fighting father, malevolent land owners and the risk of losing the house they call home, is slow to start but never boring. A marvellous debut novel.

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tobypfrench
Pickpick

Shirt, sharp, clear. I can taste the air, smell woods, feel the cold.

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rmaclean4
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Pickpick

Beautiful poetic writing...just hard to beleive it would come from an enducated young man. I will definitely read her future work.

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Lissa00
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My reading buddy 😻😻📚 #catsoflitsy

mcipher So pretty! 😻😻 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic reading buddy! 😻❤️ 2y
readordierachel Looks so comfy! 2y
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rubyslippersreads Sleepy and stripey! 😻😻😻 2y
Soubhiville Awwwww! 💙 2y
JoScho So sweet 💕 2y
tammysue 😻😻😻 2y
mrozzz Ahhh so cute ☺️💗 2y
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LWagoner
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Pickpick

Disturbing & haunting yet beautifully crafted- The quality of the writing & the flow of the sentences was amazing. These qualities kept me reading as the pace is slow. But don‘t be fooled...the story hits hyper speed at the end. I‘m still trying to catch my breath. It‘s well worth sticking with this one til the end.

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Lindy
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We arrived in summer when the landscape was in full bloom and the days were long and hot and the light was soft. I roamed shirtless and sweated cleanly and enjoyed the hug of the thick air. In those months I picked up freckles on my bony shoulders and the sun set slowly and the evenings were pewter before they were black, before the mornings seeped through again.

LitsyGetsGraphic What a peaceful picture ❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Gorgeous color! 2y
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dixi_e (However, Reading the book blurb has #thankful THAT‘S not a childhood shared 😳 Where does it take place? 2y
HardcoverHearts I *just* finished this a moment ago. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! 2y
Lindy @LitsyGetsGraphic @kspenmoll @dixi_e Thanks. I should have mentioned it‘s an Internet photo, from the area in Yorkshire where this takes place. 2y
Lindy @HardcoverHearts Scroll back a bit under the book profile to see my review. I loved it. You? 2y
HardcoverHearts @Lindy Fantastic! I will do that. And yes, I thought it was a brilliant piece of work. And her first novel? Outstanding! 2y
Lindy @HardcoverHearts I really look forward to whatever she writes next. 2y
Suet624 Gorgeous photo. 2y
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Lindy
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Pickpick

Cathy is my new favourite character. So fierce! I loved everything about this atmospheric #audiobook:
-Outstanding narration by Gareth Bennett-Ryan
-Tender, lyrical nature-related passages contrasted with gritty human menace & violence
-Most recent timeline, the aftermath of tragedy, is presented in flashes of mindless despair, as in a movie
-Issue of land ownership/human connection to landscape
-Unresolved, haunting finish (my favourite kind)

emilyhaldi Awesome review!! I have this book but haven‘t been drawn to read it until now 👍🏻 2y
Lindy @emilyhaldi Thanks, and yay! 2y
HardcoverHearts And the pacing was fantastic. Just when you felt you understood this broken yet loving family, something new would pop up. But it unveiled itself organically and didn‘t feel like a gimmick. The tension was also wonderful and made sense. I won‘t easily forget the characters either. I read the book as opposed to the audiobook. Nice to know it‘s good as well. 2y
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Lindy @HardcoverHearts Yes, I really enjoyed the pacing too. I like a slow build. 👍 2y
HardcoverHearts @Lindy Oh, me too. That‘s why I struggle so much with short stories. It‘s often too jarring for me. 2y
Lindy @HardcoverHearts Hmmm. I do love short stories, but for different reasons, not pace. I look for a fresh voice, and/or a strong hit of character, setting, or both. 2y
HardcoverHearts @Lindy I know I am in the minority with that opinion. 😉 2y
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Lindy
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The soil was alive with ruptured stories that cascaded and rotted then found form once more and pushed up through the undergrowth and back into our lives.

minkyb Intense 2y
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Lindy
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A week ago, I‘d never really known about Travellers. Now I‘m into a second novel (the first was Ryan‘s All We Shall Know) that features this ethnic minority, plus partway through an anthropological study, Irish Travellers by S& G Gmelch. (Photo above by G Gmelch.) #serendipity

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JamesCross
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Starting out...

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Prairiegirl_reading
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@Mitch This is what mine looks like. #cantjudgeabookbyitscover

Mitch Oh wow - that‘s different! Probably yours is the closest ! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Mitch I find it so interesting to see the different covers. Litsy is great for that because I get to see covers from all over the world. 2y
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Mitch
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Can‘t believe how different these covers are. Neither really reflect the book I don‘t think. Thoughts? #bookcovers

Prairiegirl_reading The cover I have is totally different than these two. I haven‘t read it yet so I can‘t say if that one is reflective of the story. I‘ll see if I can post it. 2y
Mitch It‘s a great read @Prairiegirl_reading Everyone I‘ve talked to has strong feelings about it! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Mitch I ran out to buy it as soon as I heard about it but haven‘t gotten around to it yet. My tbr is unmanageable! 🤣 2y
Mitch I know that feeling! @Prairiegirl_reading 2y
LeahBergen I much prefer the one on the right! 2y
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I‘ve been working on tackling the Everest that is #MountTBR , but I just couldn‘t resist these at the library today. 🤷🏼‍♀️

#LitsyLovesLibraries

BookishMe Resistance is futile at the library 😊 😊 2y
Libby1 @BookishMe - it is indeed! 😃 2y
Suet624 The library whispered to me today too. 2y
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